Take Action!

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!

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It really is time to raise the minimum wage.

Union members, community activists, and state legislators gathered together in the Capitol Rotunda to issue Call to Action to Pennsylvania’s workers. It’s time we raised the minimum wage! “You can only make progress by fighting for progress”- AFL-CIO President George Meany There is nothing more transformative than the power of working people coming together in solidarity. Read More

What Happens After the Longest Government Shutdown in U.S. History?

Today could have been the beginning of 2019’s second federal government shutdown.  The historic and devastating 35-day federal shutdown which came to a temporary truce between Congress and the White House last month continues to have long-reaching and life-changing effects on federal workers and their families. Read More