Daily Archives: February 24, 2015

RAISING WAGES – ITS TIME FOR ACTION

Executive Council Statement Atlanta, Georgia February 24, 2015 RAISING WAGES – ITS TIME FOR ACTION Last week workers at Walmart—our nation’s largest private sector employer—used collective action to win a raise for more than 500,000 of their co-workers.  The fact … Continue reading

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Union Busting in Wisconsin

      “In Wisconsin, we understand that true freedom and prosperity do not come from the mighty hand of the government. They come from empowering people to control their own lives and their own destinies through the dignity born … Continue reading

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Gas Tax and Minimum Wage – Iowa Policy Project

Earlier today we pointed you to a new two-page backgrounder from the Iowa Fiscal Partnership showing impacts of a gas tax increase at different incomes, and alternatives to offset the cost to low-income working families. We also posted information on … Continue reading

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Help Wisconsin

Dear Union Member: As you probably heard, Wisconsin is trying to fast-track a Right-to-Work bill through the legislature this week. We need your help to call into Wisconsin to urge union members there to contact their Senators to block this … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Executive Council Elects Five New Members

(Atlanta, GA Feb. 24, 2015) — The AFL-CIO Executive Council is proud to welcome Lori Pelletier, Jorge Ramirez, Sara Nelson, Captain Tim Canoll and Marc Perrone as its newest members. All five members have shown a steadfast commitment to advancing … Continue reading

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50 Years Of Shrinking Union Membership, In One Map

Fifty years ago, nearly a third of U.S. workers belonged to a union. Today, it’s one in 10. But the decline has not been the same for every state. Here is a map showing how union membership has changed across … Continue reading

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TIME FOR A NEW TRACK: TRADE POLICY MAKING MUST BE TRANSPARENT, DEMOCRATIC, AND PARTICIPATORY

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America’s working families oppose Fast Track. Today, the trade policies of the United States are undermining the interests of working people.  When decisions about economic policy are made behind closed doors, those decisions tend to advance the policy preferences of … Continue reading

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WALL STREET REFORM: PRESERVING DODD-FRANK AND BEYOND

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The International Labor Organization has found that the growing power of finance is the Number One cause of the declining amount of the world’s economy that is made up of the wages of the people who do the work.  This … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 25 Amalgamated Association of Street & Electric Railway Employees of America change name to Amalgamated Transit Union – 1965 The Order of Railroad Telegraphers change name to Transportation-Communication Employees Union – 1965 A crowd estimated to be 100,000 strong … Continue reading

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