March, Then Organize for the Next Four Years
Huffington Post If you marched on January 21st, make sure that you talk to your family and neighbors and start building a groundswell. Carry a sign on Saturday, but organize and mobilize on Monday. We need more than catharsis; we need community action.
Trump must not pull a bait-and-switch on American workers
The Hill Organized labor stands ready to help President Trump do right by working people. But so far, it appears a cruel bait-and-switch is in the works.
Americans Already Know How to Fix This Economy
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders,
The Huffington Post The recovery doesn't seem to be coming fast enough. The wealthiest few are getting richer while most Americans' wages are actually declining. How do we move forward? Rebuilding the middle class is a pretty big order.
How Unions Improve the Lives of Every Worker
The Huffington Post It's well established that union members earn substantially more than nonunion workers ($207 more a week). What is less well known are the advantages that unions provide for all workers, not just those who belong to unions.
Our Nation's Pay Policies Are Due for a Checkup
Sec.-Treas. Laura Reyes,
The Huffington Post The United States is one of the only developed nations in the world where workers don't have the legal right to take a sick day. This status quo is at odds with overwhelming popular opinion.
The 'Inexcusable' Assault on Workers in Wisconsin
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders,
The Huffington Post Just like the band that kept playing as the Titanic went down, Walker pretends that the right-to-work scam will lure employers to Wisconsin and somehow assist working families.
We Built the Middle Class, and We Can Rebuild It
Roll Call The benefits to workers who form a union are concrete and undeniable. Unionized workers earn on average $207 more per week than their nonunion counterparts, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
We Have Cure for What Ails State of the Union
The Huffington Post When President Obama delivers the State of the Union address, he'll be able to celebrate a strengthening economy. Yet, most Americans aren't exactly high-fiving each other. Never mind the state of the union; the state of their households isn't great.
Converting a Union Skeptic
The Atlantic Audra Rondeau wasn't a fan of labor groups—then home-care workers in her state organized, and she gave them a second chance.
UC outsourcing is bad for workers and campuses’ bottom line
Sacramento Bee UC’s exploitation of contract workers is nothing short of hypocrisy.
MA: Janitorial firm fined for wage gaffe
The Boston Globe An East Boston janitorial company has been ordered by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to pay more than $750,000 for unlawfully deducting wages from workers’ paychecks.
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