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!
Take Action: Call the Congressional switchboard, (202) 224-3121, to speak to U.S. Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey and tell them to VOTE YES on the Butch-Lewis Act H.R. 397, protecting workers’ pensions. Then, while you have them on the phone, tell them to support Senate Bill 27, the American Miners’ Pension Act. Read More
Today: Stand up for our public Postal Service. It’s time to protect America’s most cherished institution. We are telling our elected representatives to pass the USPS Fairness Act. Call your member of Congress by dialing (844) 402-1001 right now! There are several hundred federal agencies, but only one is mandated to pre-fund its employees’ future healthcare benefits: the Postal Service. Read More