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!
The House Labor & Industry Committee passed five anti-worker bills out of committee on Monday, September 24th. This week, the PA House voted to turn Monday, October 1 into a voting session of the House. This means another opportunity for extremists to try to ramrod legislation that strips rights from local governance and harms workers’ rights to organize and join unions. Read More
Representative Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, was joined by House and Senate colleagues and union officials at a Capitol news conference to promote her and Representative Tom Mehaffie’s Workplace Freedom Act (H.B. 2606). This legislation attempts to stem the assault on working people by strengthening the opportunity for them to form unions and stick together. Read More