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Worth the Fight: Archived Posts

When There’s a Drop in Union Jobs, All Workers Earn Less

More union jobs means more money for everyone.

African American Women’s Equal Pay Day Is August 23

African-American women have to work nearly eight months – that’s 238 days into the next year, to earn as much as white, non-Hispanic men did in the previous year.

Jasmine Tucker, National Women’s Law Center |

It’s About Time – Federal Government to End Use of For-Profit Prison Operators

AFSCME applauds the Justice Department’s decision to end the use of private, for-profit firms to run America’s federal prisons.

Clyde Weiss |

The Voting Rights Act at 51: Why It Must Be Restored to its Full Power

51 years ago today the Voting Rights Act was signed into law. This is why it must be restored to its full power.

Erica Nash-Thomas |

America Has Gone Seven Years Without a Raise

The cost of living has risen by more than 10 percent since 2009, but millions still rely on the same minimum wage.

Olivia Sandbothe |

We're Winning the Fight for $15

Workers are rising up to fight for better pay and a union. They won't be stopped.

Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes |

The Lingering Cost of Education

The student debt crisis reaches across generations. Our union can help.

Olivia Sandbothe |

Don’t Let Wall Street Grab Your Retirement Savings

Financial advisers are not required by law to put your best interests over theirs. President Obama’s trying to fix that but the right-wing lawmakers are blocking the way.

Clyde Weiss |

Let’s Take On Wall Street by Demanding Real Changes from Congress

We’re demanding real change for working people everywhere. #TakeOnWallSt

Child Care Services Are Worth a Living Wage

It’s time that we recognize the immense value of child care providers.

Olivia Sandbothe |

Super-Rich Hiding Trillions from Taxman

The Panama Papers leak shows that ultra-rich individuals and corporations are hiding assets and not paying their fair share in taxes.

Pablo Ros |

Working Families Win in Friedrichs, But Attacks Won’t Stop

On March 29, the U.S. Supreme Court announced a tie vote in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that was the latest attempt by wealthy special interests to silence the voices of public sector workers by targeting their unions.

Senators Must Do Their Jobs on Court Nomination

It’s time for our elected officials to stop playing games and get to work on the next Supreme Court justice.

Olivia Sandbothe |

Report: Working Women in the U.S. Have Less than 40 Minutes of Personal Time a Day

A new report released by the AFL-CIO reveals that more than half of working women spend less than four hours a week on themselves after fulfilling their work and caregiving responsibilities.

Kenneth Quinnell, AFL-CIO |

Asian-American Women Short-Changed

If you are an Asian-American woman, you need an extra two-and-a-half months of work to catch up to what a white man earns in a year.

Olivia Sandbothe |

Stepping Up the Fight for Gender Equality

Today, International Women’s Day, we join a global fight for gender equality while celebrating the power of women to change the world.

Olivia Sandbothe |
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Recipe for a Strong Middle Class

Why Are We Subsidizing Profits of Wealthy?

Walmart pays its workers so little that many of them are forced to seek government assistance, which means taxpayers subsidize the earnings of America’s richest family to the tune of $7.8 billion a year, an EPI study reveals.

Pablo Ros |

Budget Proposal Includes Help for Working Families

With his latest budget proposal, President Obama is sending a strong message to Congress: the economy may be improving, but without serious investments in healthcare, education and infrastructure, the middle class will be left behind.

Olivia Sandbothe |

The Future for Black Workers

A new report concludes that now, more than ever before, African-American workers today need good public-sector jobs with strong benefits and wages.

Tiffanie Bright |
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