What Our Public Workers Deserve: Our Respect
Governing Again and again, they get us through crises. So why do we treat them so badly?
Corporate Intimidation Threatens Worker Freedom
Huffington Post Anyone surprised by the outcome of the union election at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, hasn’t been paying attention.
The Right Wing Distorts “Freedom”
Huffington Post Real freedom is the freedom for working people to amass power in numbers, so they can fight for the things their families need. Real freedom is the freedom for working people to prosper.
Unions — Not Corporations — Stand for Freedom of American Workers
The Hill Corporate interests have petitioned the Supreme Court to take a case in which the plaintiffs seek to impose “right-to-work” as the law of the land in the public sector.
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.
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