Tax the 1% for Jobs

From the AFL-CIO

The Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress want to give huge tax breaks to millionaires and corporations who ship jobs overseas, and they want to do it by cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, public education and other services we rely on.

America’s labor movement believes the wealthy should pay their fair share so we can create jobs and invest in a better future.

The AFL-CIO urges our elected officials to reject any tax deal that hurts working families to give more money to wealthy individuals and corporations.

White House budget proposals include up to $5 trillion in tax breaks that mainly benefit the 1%. They even include new tax breaks for global corporations to send jobs overseas, which would lower pay across the board.

At the same time, Republican leaders and President Donald Trump want more than $4 trillion in cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education and other vital services for regular working people.

America’s working people should not be stuck with the bill for massive tax giveaways to the super-rich. 5,400: That’s how many super-rich people would reap massive windfalls from the proposed elimination of the estate tax, which would force massive cuts to education and other vital public services.  

Congress should focus on good jobs and raising pay, not more tax giveaways for people who don't need them.

Tell Congress to stop giving money to CEOs!

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Union Matters

Labor Wins

From the AFL-CIO

On Tuesday, the labor movement drove historic wins for pro-worker candidates like Governor-Elect Andy Beshear in Kentucky and new legislative majorities in Virginia. Not only did union members come out to vote in droves, 270 union member candidates were elected to public office last night and counting. This adds to the total of more than 900 union members elected up and down the ballot in last year’s midterms, a product of the Union Member Candidate Program launched by the AFL-CIO just two years ago. The share of union members who won in the 2018 midterms is two-thirds. The program will continue through 2020 and beyond, electing even more union members to public office. 

“Our efforts recruiting, training and supporting labor candidates have led to the passage of pro-worker legislation from coast to coast and everywhere in between,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said.

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