More than ever, we need our members and allies to be engaged in fighting for good jobs, fairness in the workplace, and retirement security. The battles that have been won by unions, on behalf of ALL workers, dating back to the founding of this country are now under attack like never before. Issues that were seemingly settled a century ago – on the basic rights to collectively bargain, on workplace safety and the minimum wage, even on child labor – are actually coming under legislative attack. The recent Michigan Right to Work (for LESS!) law that was passed should be a wake-up call that winning rights for workers does not mean that we no longer need to Take Action to defend those rights!
On Wednesday, June 17, central labor councils from across the Commonwealth took part in a Workers First Caravan for Racial and Economic Justice, a massive national day of action organized by the AFL-CIO. In central Pennsylvania, union members launched a caravan from the UAW Local 1872 Hall in York and proceeded to Representative Perry’s offices in York and Wormleysburg, before concluding at U.S. Read More
This week the Newsguild of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette issued a call to action to support journalist of color who has been kept from reporting on racial justice protests across the city. “This comes after more than three years of stalled contract negotiations, pushed by a union-busting Tennessee law firm milking every last cent from the Block family, which owns the paper, while journalists suffer economically.” The Newsguild, CWA District 2-13 stated in a public letter. Read More