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.
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
It’s Equal Pay Day and I need your help. Americans are working harder and longer than ever, but wages remain too low for millions of families to make ends meet. The lack of basic labor protections makes it nearly impossible for many workers to balance the demands of...read more
My co-host Tim Schlittner and I wanted to be sure you got the chance to listen to our newest episode, an interview with Reps. Brendan Boyle (Pa.) and Marc Veasey (Texas) of the House Blue Collar Caucus. We need your help to make “State of the Unions” a success. Make...read more
We are closer than ever to a historic vote to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour nationwide. For millions of working people across the country, working 40 hours or more per week is not enough to make ends meet. In fact, one in nine U.S. workers are paid wages that...read more
Some people say that Trump isn’t lifting a finger to help laid-off Ohio workers, but that’s not quite true -- Trump is lifting exactly one finger, and he’s using it to tweet. In the last few days, Trump has tweeted multiple times about Lordstown's GM plant closing....read more
I was 20 minutes late to my appointment this afternoon, interpreting between a Honduran guy with no documents who almost lost a fingertip at work a couple of months ago and an experienced Workers Comp lawyer maybe a decade away from retirement. In the building trades,...read more