The Stand

New report links abortion access to economic security

The following is from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI): WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 24, 2023) — States with abortion restrictions or bans have lower wages, weaker labor standards, and higher levels of incarceration, according to a new EPI report. Given the consistent pattern of state abortion bans and negative economic outcomes, the results of the analysis […]

AFL-CIO: U.S. Supreme Court must uphold right to strike

UPDATED with statement from Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 10, 2023) — The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments today on Glacier Northwest v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a Washington state case involving striking concrete truck drivers. Glacier Northwest is suing the union for damaging their business during a […]

APALA condemns forced labor in China’s Uyghur region

Alliance calls on corporations to ensure their supply chains are transparent, free from forced labor   The following is from the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA): WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 15, 2022) — On Nov. 22, protests erupted at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou factory, the world’s largest producer of Apple and Amazon products, because of their “closed […]

Tell senators: Fund the National Labor Relations Board

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 13, 2022) — The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is in a funding crisis. America’s working families need a fully funded NLRB to investigate unfair labor practices and conduct union elections. TAKE A STAND — Please take two minutes to send a letter to your senators […]

Congress, Biden approve railroad settlement

Republicans block paid sick leave measure, but AFL-CIO vows the fight isn’t over   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 2, 2022) — The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a House-approved bill to bind railroad workers and companies to a proposed contract settlement reached in September with assistance from President Biden’s administration. However, the Senate failed to pass […]

AFL-CIO urges Congress to pass paid sick days for rail workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 30, 2022) — The following statement from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler was issued Wednesday on developments regarding rail worker negotiations: “Rail workers are an integral part of the supply chain that makes America’s economy run. As essential workers, they showed up day in and day out through the pandemic to keep our […]

Celebrate AFL-CIO’s Buy Union Week on Nov. 25 through Dec. 4

The following is from the Union Labor & Service Trades Department of the AFL-CIO: The 10 days following Thanksgiving are designated by the AFL-CIO as “Buy Union” week to encourage all union members to look for union-made goods and services when they buy for the Holiday Season. This year, Buy Union Week is November 25-December […]

Shuler: Labor’s historic political effort paid off, will continue

AFL-CIO commits to strengthening organizing wave that is reshaping America   The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON D.C. (Nov. 9, 2022) — AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler released the following statement Wednesday morning on the 2022 midterm elections: While it may be days or weeks until every vote is counted and we know the full […]

CEO-to-worker pay ratio hits all-time high

Report: CEO pay up another 11% in 2021, now 399 times that of typical worker   The following is from the Economic Policy Institute: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 5, 2022) — CEO pay, including stock awards and options, is up 11.1% since 2020 and 1,460% since 1978, a new EPI analysis finds. This increase was not […]

Jayapal joins lawmakers urging Starbucks against union-busting

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 4, 2022) — Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash., 7th) joined more than 30 members of Congress on Monday in signing a letter to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz requesting a fair bargaining process for all Starbucks employees and expressing “great concern” about National Labor Relations Board charges that Starbucks is withholding pay and benefit […]

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