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Oppose anti-union rule for home health care

The deadline is today to submit comments opposing CMS rule change    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 13, 2018) — The Trump administration has proposed changing federal rules at the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) to prohibit payroll deduction for union dues for individual providers of home health care. Over the last 15 years, home […]

When back-to-school shopping, make sure you buy union!

(Aug. 9, 2018) — Stores are setting up their back-to-school sales for parents to purchase supplies that their students need for the academic year that begins in the coming weeks. When you do your shopping, make sure you buy school supplies that support good jobs because they are union-made in America! Here is a list, […]

Congress: Block privatization of America’s Postal Service!

UPDATE (Aug. 7, 2018) — Since we first posted this call to action, Washington Reps. Suzan DelBene and Denny Heck have signed on as co-sponsors to HR 993 to ensure that the U.S. Postal Service remains an independent agency of the federal government and isn’t subject to privatization. Keep it up! Visit this National Association of Letter Carriers action […]

Urge U.S. senators to reject Kavanaugh nomination

UPDATE (July 30, 2018) — Although the national call-in day has passed, this toll-free hotline remains active. So if you haven’t already called your senators, do it today! WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, July 26, unions across America are joining together to urge Congress to reject Donald Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Please […]

America supports its federal workforce

Sen. Murray: U.S. should be model employer, not attacking its workers’ rights   UPDATED — Adds photos and WSLC Secretary Treasurer Lynne Dodson’s comments from today’s rally in Seattle. (July 25, 2018) — Today, federal workers represented by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and their supporters across the country are taking a stand […]

SSA violating worker rights to execute Trump orders: AFGE

The following is from the American Federation of Government Employees: WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 18, 2018) — The American Federation of Government Employees is obligated under the law to represent all employees covered by its negotiated contracts, but the Social Security Administration is deliberately and illegally restricting the union’s ability to uphold this obligation, AFGE leaders […]

National Grid locks out 1,100 USW gas workers in Mass.

(July 17, 2018) — Since June 25, more than 1,100 USW gas workers employed by National Grid in Massachusetts have been locked out of their jobs as the company seeks to end its defined benefit pension plan and offer only 401(k) savings plans and fewer health care benefits to new hires. More than three weeks […]

AFL-CIO: Brett Kavanaugh puts workers’ rights at serious risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 10, 2018) — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States: Judge Kavanaugh has a dangerous track record of protecting the privileges of the wealthy and powerful at the expense of working people. Any Supreme Court nominee must […]

AFL-CIO: Janus decision ‘further empowers corporate elites’

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 27, 2018) — The following statement was released today by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31: The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, abandons decades of commonsense precedent. In this case, a bare majority of the court, over the […]

Legislation would allow farm workers to earn overtime pay

Fairness for Farmworkers Act would phase out this discriminatory exclusion    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 25, 2018) — For the last 80 years, farm workers —who often endure more than 10 or even 12 hour shifts performing backbreaking work — have been excluded from the protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 that guaranteed […]


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