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 United States Senate will vote this week on the VA Mission Act (S. 2372), a bill designed to dismantle and privatize the VA. Help our AFGE brothers and sisters protect healthcare and treatment for our nation’s veterans. This is our last chance – it is up to us to protect veteran care and stand up for a publicly-funded VA. Read More
Despite the passage of the Equal Pay Act more than five decades ago, women are still underrepresented in high paying jobs and get paid less for the same work. Women make up 48% of the workforce and are the breadwinners in more than 40% of households. Read More