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 White House has advanced the appointment of yet another anti-worker corporate lobbyist to oversee policies that impact our workplaces and our paychecks. Eugene Scalia, the son of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, has spent his career threatening the interests of workers. Read More
On Thursday, August 1st, Vice President Mike Pence visited Pennsylvania to promote the USMCA trade proposal, i.e. NAFTA 2.), at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and The Manitowoc Company. The USMCA is no better than NAFTA and has many of the very same flaws. This trade deal DOES NOT protect workers, in the US, Canada or Mexico. In May, Pennsylvania’s State Legislature voted on a House Resolution 248, calling on Congress to ratify the USMCA. Read More