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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California Protects Precariat Workers

From the AFL-CIO

In a historic win for California’s workers, the California Legislature approved a bill Sept. 13 that makes the misclassification of employees as independent contractors more difficult.

Sponsored by the California Labor Federation, Assembly Bill 5 codifies and expands on a 2018 California Supreme Court decision.

The bill also will help curb the rampant exploitation of workers by unscrupulous employers and give California’s working people the basic rights and protections we all deserve. Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign the bill into law.

 “The time is up for unscrupulous employers who claim their workers are ‘independent’ in order to cut corners on costs,”  California Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez said about A.B. 5

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