Collective Bargaining Is the American Way
In Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, New Hampshire and elsewhere, politicians who do nothing to protect or create jobs are working overtime to eliminate the ability of workers to help solve problems and come up with solutions that work. These right-wing politicians want a future where public services are starved, collective bargaining is a thing of the past, and powerful corporate interests keep their tax loopholes at the expense of everyone else. These attacks on workers' rights are an attack on basic American values of fairness and democracy. Public service workers didn’t get us into this mess, and scapegoating them won’t create jobs or rebuild the middle class.
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- Dec 12 Trump must not pull a bait-and-switch on American workers Organized labor stands ready to help President Trump do right by working people. But so... (The Hill)
- Sep 02 Americans Already Know How to Fix This Economy The recovery doesn't seem to be coming fast enough. The wealthiest few are getting richer... (The Huffington Post)
- Jun 23 How Unions Improve the Lives of Every Worker It's well established that union members earn substantially more than nonunion workers ($207 more a... (The Huffington Post)
- Apr 21 Our Nation's Pay Policies Are Due for a Checkup The United States is one of the only developed nations in the world where workers... (The Huffington Post)
- Apr 16 The 'Inexcusable' Assault on Workers in Wisconsin Just like the band that kept playing as the Titanic went down, Walker pretends that... (The Huffington Post)
- Feb 02 We Built the Middle Class, and We Can Rebuild It The benefits to workers who form a union are concrete and undeniable. Unionized workers earn... (Roll Call)
- Jan 16 We Have Cure for What Ails State of the Union When President Obama delivers the State of the Union address, he'll be able to celebrate... (The Huffington Post)
- Dec 04 Converting a Union Skeptic Audra Rondeau wasn't a fan of labor groups—then home-care workers in her state organized, and... (The Atlantic)
- Nov 04 UC outsourcing is bad for workers and campuses’ bottom line UC’s exploitation of contract workers is nothing short of hypocrisy. (Sacramento Bee)
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- Sep 08 WA: State workers say they were punished for blowing whistle on prison violence stats Two state employees say they were demoted for exposing skewed statistics on prison violence. (The Tri-City Herald)
- Aug 28 #WEmatter and We Demand Change For too long the needs of women and families have been dismissed by our elected... (Huffington Post)
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- Jan 11 In Farewell Address, Obama Speaks to Working Families’ Struggles In his farewell address to the nation, President Obama spoke about the critical role the labor movement and working families have played in America’s history. (Blog)
- Jan 11 Seriously? $1 Federal Pay? Congress could slash salaries of individual federal employees to as low as $1 under an obscure rule revived by right-wing lawmakers. (Blog)
- Jan 10 Council 61 Members Stand Up for Their Collective Bargaining Rights Members of AFSCME Council 61 stood together to fight for Iowa communities. Find out how. (Blog)
- Jan 09 Working Families Lose Ground in Kentucky. So Sad. Kentucky has taken a step backward in helping workers get ahead, passing a so-called right-to-work law that will make it harder for working families to earn a living wage. (Blog)
- Jan 09 #YesWeCan: Obama Came Through for Working People The first bill President Obama signed into law helped stop unfair pay discrimination against women, setting the tone for his legacy of standing up for working people. (Blog)
- Jan 04 The Days Ahead Hold Dangers for Public Employees The coming year presents increased threats to public service workers because the elections increased the power of right-wing lawmakers at local and state levels. (Blog)
- Jan 03 Trump Doesn’t Speak for Working Americans Unions, not President-elect Donald Trump or the 115th Congress, give working people a powerful voice. (Blog)
- Dec 23 Ohio Gov Blocks Minimum Wage Vote in Cleveland Clevelanders won’t be able to decide next year if employers in their city should pay workers at least $15 an hour, thanks to Ohio Gov. John Kasich. (Blog)
- Dec 21 UNITE HERE, 2 Trump Hotels Announce Agreements Victory! UNITE HERE has reached agreements with Trump Hotels in Las Vegas and Washington, DC, after going to the mat with AFSCME’s backing. (Blog)
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