Standing Up for Working People

From the AFL-CIO

When other countries lower their labor standards, it degrades protections for working people here at home. After the Mexican government introduced a bill to reverse recent worker protection reforms, the AFL-CIO filed a complaint with the U.S. government, arguing that the proposed legislation would:

  • Reverse the Mexican government’s promise to make labor boards fair and independent.
  • Hand management-controlled unions a monopoly over the workplace.
  • Obstruct working people’s democratic rights on the job, including fair union elections, transparency and representation.
  • Undermine working people’s freedom to come together in union by encouraging subcontracting and anti-union retaliation.
  • Cut compensation for victims of workplace accidents and injuries.

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Union Matters

Raise the Wage!

From the AFL-CIO

It’s been a decade since the federal minimum wage was increased—the longest period in American history without an increase. In that time, the cost of living has increased and working families have struggled to make ends meet. The Raise the Wage Act would finally bring the federal minimum wage up to $15 an hour.

The House of Representatives is voting tomorrow on the Raise the Wage Act, and we need to make sure lawmakers know where workers stand. Will you show your support and ask your friends to call their representatives?

One in 9 workers in the U.S. is in poverty—even when working full time and year-round. Passing the Raise the Wage Act as it stands would empower working families in need and build an economy that works for everyone.

Share our #RaisetheWage message on social media right now.

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