John Kasich really, really hates unions. And we’ve got the video.
|By: James Parks Wednesday September 1, 2010 10:30 am|
The AFL-CIO Solidarity Center is on the ground helping victims of the devastating floods. Here’s one way you can help.
|By: SethDMichaels Thursday December 10, 2009 1:46 pm|
As the newly elected secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, I traveled the country this fall, talking with workers and hearing their concerns. The economic crisis is causing a lot of pain. So many people have no jobs, no health care—and many are losing their homes. And as I looked into the faces of young workers, the reality hit home that these young people are part of the first generation in recent history likely to be worse off than their parents.
|By: SethDMichaels Wednesday December 9, 2009 7:06 am|
Investment in rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure can put millions of people to work now and improve our country for the long term. The United States has some $2.2 trillion in unmet infrastructure needs. That’s a lot of work that needs to be done, at a time when 26 million people are unemployed or underemployed.
|By: SethDMichaels Monday December 7, 2009 3:21 pm|
The first step in this plan is to extend a lifeline to the people who have been hit the hardest by the jobs crisis. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, unemployment benefits were extended for millions of workers. Those who lost jobs got added food aid and assistance in getting COBRA health coverage. That was the right policy—but even as the crisis continues, those benefits are expiring.
|By: Tula Connell Wednesday December 2, 2009 6:25 am|
AM and FM radio stations that broadcast songs over the air to your cars and homes have had a free ride for more than 80 years. They don’t have to pay the musicians and singers who make the music. A good deal for corporate radio, a bad deal for working musicians.
|By: SethDMichaels Thursday October 29, 2009 10:03 am|
Today, the Campaign for America’s Future is holding a “Building the New Economy” conference. As we build the new economy, it’s important we build one not based on the assets bubbles of the past but on the firm rock of manufacturing.
|By: Tula Connell Friday October 23, 2009 6:13 am|
Economist Jeff Madrick, director of policy research at The New School’s Bernard Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, is among several key speakers at next week’s Building the New Economy conference here in Washington, D.C. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard also are among keynote speakers. Here, Madrick shares with us why government involvement in the economy is essential to ensure a robust, successful nation.
|By: Tula Connell Monday July 27, 2009 6:32 am|
A dozen of the nation’s leading women’s organizations has called on Congress to pass the Employee Free Choice Act.