What We Care About
“A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work” is not just the motto of the AFL-CIO, it is the primary objective of the labor movement, trade unions and other workers’ groups — to increase pay, and adopt reasonable hours of work.
A majority of Americans say it is the government’s responsibility to enure all Americans have health care coverage, and according to a new national survey by Pew Research Center, a growing share now support a “single payer” approach to health insurance.
Access to affordable education and training is the gateway to a lifetime of economic and social mobility. All over America, millions of hard-working families agonize over financial choices because of the prohibitive cost of college and trade schools.
Investing in America by investing in people and high-quality infrastructure projects produces substantial economic, social, and environmental benefits while laying the foundation for a productive, sustainable economy for the 21st century.
This week on “State of the Unions” podcast, we had the opportunity to talk to National Nurses United (NNU) Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN, about the “Medicare for All” campaign, nurses’ history of organizing and the impact of nurses in the community. Click...read more
This past Sunday, April 28, was Workers Memorial Day. Unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. Across Ohio, events were held to honor and remember those who lost...read more
In last Quarter’s article, I spoke to the many of the challenges to Labor organizing posed by today’s non-traditional workplace. Like everything else in today’s value-driven marketplace, Labor Unions must be increasingly aware of and invest in the value we bring to...read more
Some 31,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) are on strike at Stop & Shop supermarkets across New England, walking off the job to fight back against slashed health care benefits. Stand with our brothers and sisters today and sign UFCW’s...read more
Dear Sisters and Brothers, 31,000 workers at Stop & Shop supermarkets across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have gone on strike. Management at Stop & Shop presented its “final offer” to workers, which included significant cuts to health care,...read more
On January 9, a bipartisan coalition in the House of Representatives took action to help combat the proposal to privatize the Postal Service by introducing House Resolution 33. It was followed on March 7 by a similar bipartisan coalition in the U.S. Senate, which...read more