Our core issue: retirement security

Last year, we asked members and retirees to rate how important different issues were through a survey. Thousands took the time to answer the questions and provide additional feedback.

The top issue was retirement security, and that includes Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. 

As the urgency to address the debt ceiling approaches, a growing number of lawmakers are advocating for cuts and other fundamental changes to undermine these programs. While some are pulling back on their statements, we plan to hold their feet to the fire to ensure no concessions are made off the backs of hard-working Americans.

Here’s our take:


In the coming week, we will be asking your local union to adopt a resolution.

This resolution urges Congress to quickly raise or eliminate the debt ceiling without any spending concessions that would cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid now and moving forward.

We are then asking that locals circulate a signature page around their worksites for members to sign onto for deliveries to congressional offices.

Click here for more details and to get started.