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  • Make a Call for Working Families

    With our Friends and Neighbors calling tool, it’s easy to make calls from home to people you know, and union supporters in your community who might stay home on election day without some extra motivation.

    We’re asking our top supporters across the country to join a massive nationwide online phone bank, and together we will make thousands of calls at this critical moment.

    It’s a fun and easy way to make a big difference this November.

    The FAN tool is available any time you are free to make calls — even if it’s just 20 minutes — but in order to maximize our impact we’re asking our top volunteers to schedule time to make 10 calls into your day.

    Each shift will focus on one of these key states which will be pivotal in deciding whether or not working families have advocates in Congress and our state capitals:

    • Call Colorado to support Mark Udall and John Hickenlooper
    • Call Florida to support Charlie Crist
    • Call Illinois to support Pat Quinn
    • Call Kentucky for Allison Grimes
    • Call Maine to support Mike Michaud
    • Call Michigan to support Gary Peters and Mark Schauer
    • Call Ohio for pro-worker statehouse candidates
    • Call Wisconsin to support Mary Burke

    Or, create your own shift and call the state that is most important to you!

    On the day of your shift, we’ll send you a reminder email with a short training video and a link to start making calls. In the call tool there will be a script to use and a list of pro-worker voters to call!

  • Protect Your Civil Rights by Voting

    It was eye-opening when The Washington Post reported that white people are more supportive of voter suppression laws, like voter ID, when shown photos of black people voting. We know the African American community loses more votes than other groups when laws make it more difficult to vote. It's time to fight back.

    Use your voting rights to protect your civil rights. Vote on Nov. 4.

  • Tony Sanchez--Too Extreme for Colorado

    Our values, our independence and giving people space to make their own choices. Tony Sanchez doesn’t believe in this kind of freedom. In the state Senate, he will seek to impose his fringe agenda on us all. For his support of Jefferson County School Board radicals—who sought to censor history books and impose a political agenda on students—he’s been dubbed a “conservative warrior” by his allies. He also wants to ban common forms of birth control for women. We can’t afford to have someone like Tony Sanchez drafting laws in the state Senate.

    Sign up here to not let Tony Sanchez impose his fringe agenda on us.

  • Laura Woods--Too Extreme for Colorado

    Our values are based on independence and an understanding that everyone needs the space to make their own choices. Laura Woods doesn’t believe in this kind of freedom. She will push the state Senate to impose a radical Tea Party agenda on all of us, including banning common forms of birth control. A fringe lobbying group funds her campaign, and even fellow Republicans call her "erratic." We can’t afford to have Laura Woods drafting laws for Colorado.

    Sign up here to oppose Laura Woods' bid to join the state Senate.

  • Mark Schauer Will Fight for Us

    As governor, Mark Schauer will restore Michigan’s leadership in good jobs, strong education and innovative technology. We’ve been going in the wrong direction for the past four years. It’s time to commit to change.

    Sign up here to support Mark Schauer for governor—let’s put Michigan on top again!

  • Stop Fast Track!

    Any trade deal is going to have a huge impact on America's workers. And we want to make sure that future trade deals protect U.S. jobs, doesn't give multinational corporations unfair advantages, doesn't harm the environment or turn a blind eye to countries that abuse workers.

    But Fast Track legislation allows power brokers to shape trade deals to their advantage and shields the details from the public and policy experts alike.

    Fill out your information to the right and sign our petition to tell the Senate that Fast Track legislation is undemocratic and trade deals should not be crafted behind closed doors.

  • Andy Thompson Is Wrong for Ohio

    Andy Thompson is wrong for Ohio. He votes on the side of corporations, not working families. Ohio needs politicians who will fight for the middle class, not the 1%. Let’s keep guys like Andy Thompson out of the state House.

    Do you want candidates who stand for working families over big corporations? Then pledge to keep Andy Thompson out of the state House.

  • Charlie Daniels Will Fight for Us

    Charlie Daniels fought for his country and for southeast Ohio’s coal miners. And he'll fight to protect and build the middle class. Charlie Daniels is fighting for Ohio’s working families.

    Are you ready to fight for Charlie Daniels? Let us know now.

  • Paula Prentice Will Fight for Us

    Paula Prentice understands the needs of Ohio’s working families. Strong schools. Workers’ rights. Financial security. Tax fairness. Paula Prentice supports working families.

    Are you ready to support Paula Prentice? Let us know now.

  • Nick Barborak Will Fight for Us

    Nick Barborak fights hard for Ohio’s working families. He’s made the middle class the center of his own work at the state House and has a plan to continue his support for seniors, workers and property owners. Rep. Barborak stands up for Ohioans’ rights.

    Are you ready to stand up for Nick Barborak? Let us know now.

  • Roland Winburn Will Fight for Us

    Roland Winburn has been an advocate for and friend of Ohio’s working families and will continue protecting our communities. He stands for better schools, safer communities and a strong middle class.

    Are you ready to stand for Roland Winburn? Let us know now.

  • Charlie Crist Will Fight for Us

    Charlie Crist is for Florida. He supports Florida’s working families and will work across the aisle to support the policies that are right for us. From raising the minimum wage to increasing funding for our children’s schools to extending health care to 1 million uncovered Floridians, Crist will help grow and support the middle class.

    Are you ready to support Charlie Crist? Let us know now.

  • Mitch’s Agenda Isn’t Ours

    Right-wing billionaires are determined to make Mitch McConnell the Senate majority leader, so they can control what happens in Congress. It's time to retire Sen. McConnell and elect lawmakers who will fight for real Kentuckians, not right-wing billionaires.

    Are you ready for Mitch McConnell to lose in November? Let us know now.

  • It’s Time to Get Rid of Scott Walker

    After four years of attacks on workers’ rights and budget-crushing tax cuts for millionaires and big corporations, Gov. Scott Walker’s own words speak volumes. He doesn’t know anything about the realities of working families. And he doesn’t care.

    Are you ready to get rid of Scott Walker? Let us know by filling out the form on the right.

  • Thanks for Joining Our Text List!

    Thanks for signing up. There’s still a lot of work to do before Election Day, and we need your support to make sure voters in critical states turn out on Nov. 4. We have a great way you can show your support without having to leave your computer—make calls online with our Friends and Neighbors tool.

    Sign up for a shift to join our massive nationwide online phone banks!

  • Sign Up for Special Election Updates

    From reminders about voting to finding your polling location to breaking news on races that are important, we’ll be tracking everything from now until Election Day in your state—and we want to keep you updated.

    Sign up now to be the first to get breaking news and more!

  • Sign Up for Special Election Updates

    From reminders about voting to finding your polling location to breaking news on races that are important, we’ll be tracking everything from now until Election Day in your state—and we want to keep you updated.

    Sign up now to be the first to get breaking news and more!

  • Mary Burke—Pulling Wisconsin Together to Revive Our Economy, Create Jobs and Improve Schools

    Mary Burke will pull Wisconsin together so we can get beyond all the political games and squabbling of the Scott Walker years. It’s time we all work together to bring jobs to Wisconsin, to ensure that hard work results in fair pay and to improve educational opportunities for working families.

    Sign up here—pledge your time to get Mary Burke elected governor on Nov. 4.

  • Pledge to Volunteer for Mark Schauer

    We need to be proud of Michigan again and create an economy that works for everybody, not just the 1%. We can do that if we elect Mark Schauer as governor. But we can’t win without your help.

    Pledge to volunteer for Mark Schauer, and we’ll get in touch to let you know how you can help working families this election.

  • Pledge to Volunteer for Mike Michaud!

    Mike Michaud is no stranger to working families. This election, let’s secure the future for all Mainers by volunteering with a candidate who protects jobs and defends rights. Together we can win!

    Pledge now to volunteer for Mike Michaud!

  • Take the Pledge to Volunteer to Help Alison Lundergan Grimes Win Nov. 4

    Thank you for taking the pledge to volunteer for Alison Lundergan Grimes. She will stand up for Kentucky working families and Kentucky jobs. She will be Kentucky’s independent voice in the U.S. Senate. Alison will help break the past 30 years of hyper-partisan gridlock.

    Add your name on the form to the right and our organizers will follow up with you shortly.

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  • Pledge to volunteer for Mark Udall!

    Mark Udall is the right candidate for working families. Together we can win higher wages, more secure retirements and more jobs for Colorado.

    Pledge to volunteer for Mark Udall and we’ll be in touch soon to let you know how you can help.

  • Pledge to Volunteer for Mark Begich!

    Mark Begich will stand with Alaska’s working families. He’ll protect our retirement security, good jobs and workers’ rights.

    Pledge to volunteer and we’ll get in touch to let you know how you can help working families this election.

  • Pledge to volunteer for Charlie Crist!

    Charlie Crist is the right candidate for working families. Together we can win this race for "The People’s House" and win higher wages, better schools and more jobs for Floridians.

    Pledge to volunteer and we’ll get in touch to let you know how you can help working families this election.

  • LePage Has Been an Embarassment for Maine

    In his first term, Gov. Paul LePage has time and again been an embarassment to Maine's working families. He’s made Maine the second worst state for private-sector job growth. He’s imposed harsh cuts to health care and education for our communities while fighting for tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy. He even tried to loosen child labor laws to let 12-year-olds work and vetoed a bill to increase the minimum wage.

    Pledge now to vote against LePage on Nov. 4.

  • Rick Snyder Put Corporations Before Us

    In his first term, Gov. Rick Snyder has time and again put corporation and the wealthiest Michiganders before the rest of us. He cut $1 billion in funding for education, implemented big cuts in health care, left a $1.8 billion tab for taxpayers to pick up to fix our crumbling roads and bridges and imposed new taxes on retirement benefits that Michigan workers earned. But he did find room in the budget to provide large tax breaks for big corporations and the wealthiest Michiganders. We can’t reward this kind of negligence.

    Pledge now to vote against Rick Snyder on Nov. 4.

  • Tom Foley Would Be Bad for Working Families

    From sending Connecticut jobs overseas to repealing earned paid sick days to opposing a raise in the minimum wage, Tom Foley has shown time and again he'd be a bad choice for Connecticut working families. It's not surprising he's so out of touch with what working people face. He paid almost nothing in taxes last year, even though he owns a $10 million house and $5 million yacht.

    We can't let Tom Foley win in November. Pledge to vote against Foley on Election Day.

  • Protect Your Civil Rights by Voting

    It was eye-opening when The Washington Post reported that white people are more supportive of voter suppression laws, like voter ID, when shown photos of black people voting. We know the African American community loses more votes than other groups when laws make it more difficult to vote. It's time to fight back.

    Use your voting rights to protect your civil rights. Vote on Nov. 4.

  • Exercise Your Right to Vote

    Generations marched to secure your right to vote. Too many paid the ultimate price for freedom. Now it’s your turn to stand up and not let anyone keep you from the polls. You have to exercise your rights to protect your rights.

    Pledge to vote on Nov. 4.

  • Bob Beauprez: Too Extreme for Colorado

    He's against raising the minimum wage. He wants to strip you of your right to form a union. He gave $774 billion in tax breaks to the top 0.5%. He puts corporate profit over Colorado's working families. Bob Beauprez doesn't share the values of Colorado working families—and he's too extreme for our state.

    Do you agree? Fill out this form to show you stand with Colorado families and you'll vote against Bob Beauprez.

  • Does He Have Our Values?

    Do you feel like you’re being conned by Cory Gardner? So do we. He may say he stands with working families in Colorado, but his policies speak for themselves. He's against the minimum wage. He voted to gut Social Security. And he even supports rewriting history (literally) in Colorado's schools. 

    Tell Gardner his values are too extreme for Colorado.

  • It’s Time to Kick Rick Scott Out!

    As CEO of a large health care corporation, RIck Scott oversaw the largest Medicare fraud in history, which settled for $1.7 billion. He never took responsibility for the scandal, taking the Fifth a shocking 75 times. He’s been no kinder to working families as governor, giving away public contracts to his millionaire buddies, slashing education funding and fighting increases to the minimum wage. Florida can’t take another four years of Rick Scott.

    Are you ready to be Scott-free? Let us know by filling out the form to the right.

  • Devin LeMahieu: Too Extreme for Wisconsin

    Devin LeMahieu is just too extreme to send to the Wisconsin State Senate. We need state senators who will stand up for working families. Our legislators need to see beyond their own personal agendas to work for compromises that benefit everyone in Wisconsin. LeMahieu simply doesn’t fit this mold.

    Pledge here to vote against Devin LeMahieu on Election Day.

  • Roger Roth: Too Extreme for Wisconsin

    Roger Roth is just too extreme to send to the Wisconsin State Senate. We need state senators who stand up for working families. Our legislators need to see beyond their own personal agendas to work for compromises that benefit everyone in Wisconsin. Roth simply doesn’t fit this mold.

    Pledge here to vote against Roger Roth on Election Day.

  • Howard Marklein: Too Extreme for Wisconsin

    Howard Marklein is just too extreme to send to the Wisconsin State Senate. We need state senators who stand up for working families. Our legislators need to see beyond their own personal agendas to work for compromises that benefit everyone in Wisconsin. Marklein simply doesn’t fit this mold.

    Pledge here to vote against Howard Marklein on Election Day.

  • Senator Mark Begich--Your Union-Endorsed Candidate

    Mark Begich is the union-endorsed candidate for U.S. Senate because he fights for working families. He brought more than $1 billion to Alaska for infrastructure development, pushed the Senate to pass a higher minimum wage and fought to increase Social Security benefits for retirees.

    Pledge here to vote for the working families candidate—Mark Begich.

  • Your Vote--In One Click!

    You shop online, read the paper online, get game scores online—now it’s time to try voting online. It’s easy, just check out the video above.

    Plan to vote and mark it on the calendar and sign up for a friendly email reminder.

  • Kick Corbett to the Curb!

    Gov. Tom Corbett has been terrible for working families. He’s cut $1 billion in funding for our schools and particularly hurt Philadelphia educators, school staff and students. He’s giving out huge tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy. He’s made Pennsylvania one of the worst states in the nation for jobs created.

    Take the pledge to tell us you’re ready to send Corbett packing on Nov. 4!

  • Can't Make It? You Can Still Support!

    Sorry to hear that you won't be able to make it an upcoming canvass or phone bank. You can still support working families, though, by making calls from home through our online call tool, Friends and Neighbors calling tool.

    We’re asking our top supporters, like you, to join a massive nationwide online phone bank in the coming days. Choose a shift to that works best for you!

  • Make a Call for Working Families

    With our Friends and Neighbors calling tool, it’s easy to make calls from home to people you know, and union supporters in your community who might stay home on election day without some extra motivation.

    We’re asking our top supporters across the country to join a massive nationwide online phone bank, and together we will make thousands of calls at this critical moment.

    It’s a fun and easy way to make a big difference this November.

    The FAN tool is available any time you are free to make calls — even if it’s just 20 minutes — but in order to maximize our impact we’re asking our top volunteers to schedule a 2 hours shift into your day.

    Each shift will focus on one of these key states which will be pivotal in deciding whether or not working families have advocates in Congress and our state capitals:

    • Call Colorado to support Mark Udall and John Hickenlooper
    • Call Florida to support Charlie Crist
    • Call Illinois to support Pat Quinn
    • Call Kentucky for Allison Grimes
    • Call Maine to support Mike Michaud
    • Call Michigan to support Gary Peters and Mark Schauer
    • Call Ohio for pro-worker statehouse candidates
    • Call Wisconsin to support Mary Burke

    Or, create your own shift and call the state that is most important to you!

    On the day of your shift, we’ll send you a reminder email with a short training video and a link to start making calls. In the call tool there will be a script to use and a list of pro-worker voters to call!

  • Dan Sullivan--Not on Our Side

    We can’t trust Dan Sullivan to represent working Alaskans in Washington. He’s just not on our side.

    He opposes the rights of workers to bargain for fair wages, safe working conditions and benefits. He won't stand up for a higher minimum wage. And he wants to raise the retirement age for Social Security.

    Dan Sullivan’s just not one of us. On November 4th, it’s time we stand with Mark Begich, the only candidate who stands with Alaska’s working families.

  • Mark Begich: Fighting for Us in the U.S. Senate

    Sign up to keep Mark Begich fighting for Alaskans in the U.S. Senate.

    Your vote is your choice. Your union has researched the candidates and endorses Mark Begich because of his record of delivering for working Alaskans.

    Securing more than a billion dollars to improve Alaska’s infrastructure, creating good jobs, working to ensure a secure retirement for everyone, fighting to raise the minimum wage -- Mark Begich has earned our vote for Senate.

  • I’m Voting for Dannel Malloy!

    Connecticut’s on a roll. It was the first state to mandate earned paid sick days for workers, and the state’s pension and trust funds are at an all-time high. But Tom Foley—the Republican candidate for governor—is looking to bring all that progress to a screeching halt.

    Don't let that happen. Pledge now to vote for Dannel Malloy for governor on November 4.

  • I’m Voting for Mary Burke!

    When it comes to jobs, education and decent pay, Scott Walker has been far worse than an empty suit. It’s time to fire Walker and hire Mary Burke on Election Day.

    Pledge now to support Mary Burke for governor.

  • I’m Voting for Mark Schauer!

    Rick Snyder has attacked workers’ rights, gutted public education and cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy. Michigan’s future is in your hands. We have just a few weeks to send Rick Snyder packing, so we can rebuild a strong Michigan economy—with great public education for our kids, with good, safe jobs for everyone who wants to work, and with strong and vibrant Michigan industries.

    Will you pledge today to support Mark Schauer for governor?

  • I’m Voting for Mike Michaud!

    Gov. Paul LePage has been an embarrassment for our great state. He’s made Maine the second worst state for private-sector job growth. He’s imposed harsh cuts to health care and education for our communities while fighting for tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy. He even vetoed a bill to increase the minimum wage. Luckily,

    Mike Michaud is running against him and he’ll move Maine forward for working families, not just corporations and the rich. Take the pledge to let us know you’ll be voting for Mike Michaud for governor this year.

  • I’m Voting for Charlie Crist!

    Gov. Rick Scott is just wrong for working families. He got upset over a six cent minimum wage increase required by a state law and vetoed funding to help mothers return to the workforce. He also gave his corporate pals nearly half a trillion dollars in tax cuts! Will you vote for Charlie Crist—the candidate who believes in raising the minimum wage and creating jobs for Florida workers?

    Enter your information on the right to pledge to vote for Charlie Crist on Election Day this year.

  • I’m Voting for Mark Udall!

    Colorado’s working families need you Nov. 4. Will you vote for Sen. Mark Udall—the candidate who believes in raising the minimum wage and supporting Colorado’s middle class?

    Enter your information on the right to pledge to vote for Mark Udall on Election Day this year.

  • I’m Voting for Alison Lundergan Grimes!

    Sen. Mitch McConnell has failed Kentucky’s working families and spent 30 years cozying up with and doling out favors to special interests, big corporations and their lobbyists. Here in Kentucky, Alison Lundergan Grimes is taking a stand for the Bluegrass State’s working men and women.

    Take the pledge to vote for Alison Lundergan Grimes for the Senate and retire Mitch.

  • I’m Voting for Mark Begich!

    This year's U.S. Senate election offers a clear choice between an outsider, Dan Sullivan, and Sen. Mark Begich, a lifelong Alaskan who has a clear record of fighting for working people. Unlike Sullivan, who's put corporations first and would attack the rights of workers to collectively bargain, Begich has worked hard to stop outsourcing, defend workers’ rights and stand up for Alaska’s veterans.

    Take our pledge now to let us know you’re voting for Mark Begich on Nov. 4.

  • Sorry You Won't Be Able to Come

    We're sorry to hear that you won't be able to make it. Luckily, with our Friends and Neighbors calling tool, it’s easy to make calls from home to people you know, and union supporters in your community who might stay home on Election Day without some extra motivation.

    We’re asking our top supporters to join a massive nationwide online phone bank on Saturday, and together we will make thousands of calls at this critical moment.

    We’ll send you instructions to join and then make calls for 2 hours (or as long as you’re available). It’s a fun and easy way to make a big difference this November.

  • We Need You This Weekend!

    This weekend, North Carolinians will be hitting the doors and phones to talk to voters about re-electing Sen. Kay Hagan in November.

    Sign up to let us know you can make it this weekend!

  • Make a Call for Working Families

    With our Friends and Neighbors calling tool, it’s easy to make calls from home to people you know, and union supporters in your community who might stay home on election day without some extra motivation.

    We’re asking our top supporters to join a massive nationwide online phone bank next week, and together we will make thousands of calls at this critical moment.

    We’ll send you instructions to join and then make calls for 2 hours (or as long as you’re available). It’s a fun and easy way to make a big difference this November.

  • We Want to Hear from You

    Thanks for pledging with the AFL-CIO to fight for politicians who will put working people first, not corporations and the rich. We want to hear from you.

    Can you fill out our survey to let us know a little more about yourself and to tell us what issues are important to you?

  • We Want to Hear from You

    Thanks for pledging with the AFL-CIO to fight for politicians who will put working people, not corporations and the rich, first. We want to hear from you.

    Can you fill out our survey to let us know a little more about yourself and to tell us what issues are important to you?

  • Make a Call for Working Families

    With our Friends and Neighbors calling tool, it’s easy to make calls from home to people you know, and union supporters in your community who might stay home on election day without some extra motivation.

    We’re asking our top supporters in Colorado to join a massive nationwide online phone bank next week, and together we will make thousands of calls at this critical moment.

    We’ll start each shift off with a quick training and then make calls for 2 hours (or as long as you’re available). It’s a fun and easy way to make a big difference this November.

  • Make a Call for Working Families

    With our Friends and Neighbors calling tool, it’s easy to make calls from home to people you know, and union supporters in your community who might stay home on election day without some extra motivation.

    We’re asking our top supporters in Wisconsin to join a massive nationwide online phone bank next week, and together we will make thousands of calls at this critical moment.

    We’ll start each shift off with a quick training and then make calls for 2 hours (or as long as you’re available). It’s a fun and easy way to make a big difference this November.

  • Make a Call for Working Families

    With our Friends and Neighbors calling tool, it’s easy to make calls from home to people you know, and union supporters in your community who might stay home on election day without some extra motivation.

    We’re asking our top supporters in Illinios to join a massive nationwide online phone bank next week, and together we will make thousands of calls at this critical moment.

    We’ll start each shift off with a quick training and then make calls for 2 hours (or as long as you’re available). It’s a fun and easy way to make a big difference this November.

  • Make a Call for Working Families

    With our Friends and Neighbors calling tool, it’s easy to make calls from home to people you know, and union supporters in your community who might stay home on election day without some extra motivation.

    We’re asking our top supporters in Kentucky to join a massive nationwide online phone bank next week, and together we will make thousands of calls at this critical moment.

    We’ll start each shift off with a quick training and then make calls for 2 hours (or as long as you’re available). It’s a fun and easy way to make a big difference this November.

  • Make a Call for Working Families

    With our Friends and Neighbors calling tool, it’s easy to make calls from home to people you know, and union supporters in your community who might stay home on election day without some extra motivation.

    We’re asking our top supporters in Ohio to join a massive nationwide online phone bank next week, and together we will make thousands of calls at this critical moment.

    We’ll start each shift off with a quick training and then make calls for 2 hours (or as long as you’re available). It’s a fun and easy way to make a big difference this November.

  • Make a Call for Working Families

    With our Friends and Neighbors calling tool, it’s easy to make calls from home to people you know, and union supporters in your community who might stay home on election day without some extra motivation.

    We’re asking our top supporters in Michigan to join a massive nationwide online phone bank next week, and together we will make thousands of calls at this critical moment.

    We’ll start each shift off with a quick training and then make calls for 2 hours (or as long as you’re available). It’s a fun and easy way to make a big difference this November.

  • Make a Call for Working Families

    With our Friends and Neighbors calling tool, it’s easy to make calls from home to people you know, and union supporters in your community who might stay home on election day without some extra motivation.

    We’re asking our top supporters in Maine to join a massive nationwide online phone bank next week, and together we will make thousands of calls at this critical moment.

    We’ll start each shift off with a quick training and then make calls for 2 hours (or as long as you’re available). It’s a fun and easy way to make a big difference this November.

  • Make a Call for Working Families

    With our Friends and Neighbors calling tool, it’s easy to make calls from home to people you know, and union supporters in your community who might stay home on election day without some extra motivation.

    We’re asking our top supporters in Florida to join a massive nationwide online phone bank next week, and together we will make thousands of calls at this critical moment.

    We’ll start each shift off with a quick training and then make calls for 2 hours (or as long as you’re available). It’s a fun and easy way to make a big difference this November.

  • Make a Call for Working Families

    With our Friends and Neighbors calling tool, it’s easy to make calls from home to people you know, and union supporters in your community who might stay home on election day without some extra motivation.

    We’re asking our top supporters in Alaska to join a massive nationwide online phone bank next week, and together we will make thousands of calls at this critical moment.

    We’ll start each shift off with a quick training and then make calls for 2 hours (or as long as you’re available). It’s a fun and easy way to make a big difference this November.

  • Join the Michigan Weekend of Action!

    This weekend, Michiganders will participate in a weekend of action to take back our state for working families.

    Sign up to let us know you can make it this weekend!

  • Love Alaska? Join us.

    Of course you love your state - and you want to be sure to keep it out of the hands of corporate-backed interests and extremist politicians too, right?

    We want to keep you up to date on the latest news in Alaska and ways you can take action during this election and beyond. Sign up now to receive text alerts from us.

  • Love Michigan? Join us.

    Of course you love your state -- and you want to be sure to keep it out of the hands of corporate-backed interests and extremist politicians too, right?

    We want to keep you up to date on the latest news in MIchigan and ways you can take action during this election and beyond. Sign up now to receive text alerts from us.

  • We're Glad You're with Us!

    Thanks for letting us know you're ready to fight for candidates who will support working families this election.

    We want to keep you up to date on the latest news and ways you can take action during this election and beyond. Sign up now to receive text alerts from us.

  • We're Glad You're with Us!

    Thanks for letting us know you're ready to fight for candidates who will support working families this election.

    We want to keep you up to date on the latest news and ways you can take action during this election and beyond. Sign up now to receive text alerts from us.

  • We're Glad You're with Us!

    Thanks for letting us know you're ready to fight for candidates who will support working families this election.

    We want to keep you up to date on the latest news and ways you can take action during this election and beyond. Sign up now to receive text alerts from us.

  • We're Glad You're with Us!

    Thanks for letting us know you're ready to fight for candidates who will support working families this election.

    We want to keep you up to date on the latest news and ways you can take action during this election and beyond. Sign up now to receive text alerts from us.

  • We're Glad You're with Us!

    Thanks for letting us know you're ready to fight for candidates who will support working families this election.

    We want to keep you up to date on the latest news and ways you can take action during this election and beyond. Sign up now to receive text alerts from us.

  • We're Glad You're with Us!

    Thanks for letting us know you're ready to fight for candidates who will support working families this election.

    We want to keep you up to date on the latest news and ways you can take action during this election and beyond. Sign up now to receive text alerts from us.

  • We're Glad You're with Us!

    Thanks for letting us know you're ready to fight for candidates who will support working families this election.

    We want to keep you up to date on the latest news and ways you can take action during this election and beyond. Sign up now to receive text alerts from us.

  • We're Glad You're with Us!

    Thanks for letting us know you're ready to fight for candidates who will support working families this election.

    We want to keep you up to date on the latest news and ways you can take action during this election and beyond. Sign up now to receive text alerts from us.

  • We're Glad You're with Us!

    Thanks for letting us know you're ready to fight for candidates who will support working families this election.

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  • Are Your Ready?

    There isn’t a lot of time left and your efforts could be crucial to making sure that Alaskans have a future of growth and opportunity for all this election.

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    There isn’t a lot of time left and your efforts could be crucial to making sure that Alaskans have a future of growth and opportunity for all this election.

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  • Are You Ready?

    It should be no surprise that right-wing politicians in the Ohio state House are out to hurt working families. They proved it when they rammed through legislation, S.B. 5, to take away collective bargaining rights for firefighters, teachers and nurses. And, if they keep control of the state House in November, you can bet they'll push new attacks like "right to work" and other devastating bills.

    Are you ready to take back our state from these extremists? Let us know by filling out the form to the right.

  • What an Embarrassment

    Gov. Paul LePage has attacked the retirement of families across Maine by calling their Social Security benefits "welfare." This after he cut health care and prescription drug coverage for thousands of Maine seniors. His crude and embarrassing behavior is hurting our communities.

    Think Gov. LePage has been an embarrassment for Maine? Let us know by filling out the form to the right.

  • Vote LePage Out!

    Since taking office in 2011, Gov. Paul LePage has put the interests of corporations and the rich before working families in Maine. He cut taxes for the rich while cutting education and health care benefits for Mainers. He vetoed legislation to increase the minimum wage and a "Buy American" bill. He attacked the collective bargaining rights of workers. Not to mention, he made Maine the second worst state in the country for private-sector job growth.

    Are you ready for Gov. LePage to lose in November? Let us know by filling out the form to the right.

  • Are You Ready?

    If you're like us, you're not a fan of Gov. Rick Scott. Since taking office in 2011, Scott has put the interests of corporations and the rich before working families in Florida. He's cut taxes for the rich while cutting education for children across the state. He vetoed legislation to increase the minimum wage and hasn't come close to the 700,000 jobs he promised to create when he ran last time. That's a pretty awful record.

    Let us know if you're ready to keep Scott from winning another term in office by filling out the form to the right.

  • Are you ready?

    Love Colorado? Then you might want to think twice about voting for Rep. Cory Gardner. Colorado needs lawmakers who will fight for working families and support things like raising the minimum wage—something Gardner opposes in spite of the will of the people of Colorado.

    Are you ready for a candidate who fights for Colorado families? Let us know by filling out the form to the right.

  • Are You Ready?

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently made it clear that he has no intention of ending his agenda of obstructionism and crony capitalism. Raising the minimum wage? Fighting for Kentucky's working families? No and definitely not. It's time for Sen. McConnell to be riding the bench, not making the game-deciding plays for our state.

    When Mitch loses, Kentucky wins. Are you ready for a candidate who fights for real Kentuckians? Let us know by filling out the form to the right.

  • Are You Ready?

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently made it clear that he has no intention of ending his agenda of obstructionism and crony capitalism. Raising the minimum wage? Fighting for Kentucky's working families? No and definitely not. It's time to retire Sen. McConnell and elect lawmakers who will fight for real Kentuckians.

    Are you ready for Mitch McConnell to lose in November? Let us know by filling out the form to the right.

  • Defeat Dan Sullivan in Alaska

    Dan Sullivan isn't right for Alaska's working families. He doesn't support raising the minimum wage in our state. It's no surprise because he's not from here.

    We need someone who understands our state and our families. Add your name to the right if you're ready to fight against Dan Sullivan.

  • This Is Our Moment

    Join AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and fight against racism in the labor movement and America. We need to use this moment in our history to heal this country and our movement.

    Watch this short clip from President Trumka's speech and then commit to having one conversation with someone in your life about race in America by adding your name to the right.

  • Stand with Working Families in Connecticut

    This election, working families across Connecticut are fighting to elect candidates who will put our communities before the interests of corporations and the rich.

    Are you ready to fight with them? Fill out the form to the right to let us know you're in.

  • Stand with Working Families in Florida

    This election, working families across Florida are fighting to elect candidates who will put our communities before the interests of corporations and the rich.

    Are you ready to fight with them? Fill out the form to the right to let us know you're in.

  • Vote Snyder Out!

    Since taking office in 2011, Gov. Rick Snyder has put the interests of corporations and the rich before working families in Michigan. He's cut taxes for the rich while cutting education for children across the state. He opposed increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 and pushed through a "right to work" bill that makes it harder for Michigan workers to come together and bargain collectively. That's a pretty awful record.

    Let us know if you're ready to keep Snyder from winning another term in office by filling out the form to the right.

     

  • We're Glad You're with Us!

    Thanks for letting us know you're ready to fight for candidates who will support working families this election.

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  • Vote Walker Out!

    Since taking office in 2011, Gov. Scott Walker has put the interests of corporations and the rich before working families in Wisconsin. He's cut taxes for the rich while cutting education for our children. He promised to create 250,000 jobs but hasn't even come close to hitting that mark. And now, we find out that Wisconsin is running a $1.8 billion deficit? Enough!

    Let us know if you're ready to keep Walker from winning another term in office by filling out the form to the right.

  • We Don't Want Rauner in Illinois

    Do you want a governor who makes money on sending our jobs overseas?

    Sign this pledge if you, like us, are for candidates, not the 1%.

  • We Don't Want Rauner in Illinois

    The Republican candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner, made his money outsourcing jobs out of our state, and he wants to cut the minimum wage. Oh, and he used his outsourcing profits on a wine club that costs $100,000 to join.

    Are you against Rauner for governor? Fill out the form to the right to let us know you're with working families.

  • Stand with Working Alaskans

    We need you to stand up this election cycle for working families in Alaska.

    Are you ready to fight for them? Fill out the form to the right to let us know you're in.

  • Sign the Petition Now!

    It’s been more than four years since workers in the United States got a raise.

    Working families can’t afford to let the minimum wage stagnate any longer.

    Tell lawmakers to do the right thing and raise the minimum wage.

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    It’s been more than four years since workers in the United States got a raise.

    Working families can’t afford to let the minimum wage stagnate any longer.

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  • Stand with Working Families in Ohio

    Working families across Ohio are fighting to elect candidates who will put our communities before the interests of corporations and the rich.

    Are you ready to fight with them? Fill out the form to the right to let us know you're in.

  • Stand with Working Families in Colorado

    Working families across Colorado are fighting to elect candidates who will put our communities before the interests of corporations and the rich.

    Are you ready to fight with them? Fill out the form to the right to let us know you're in.

  • Stand with Working Mainers

    This election, working families across Maine are fighting to elect candidates who will put our communities before the interests of corporations and the rich.

    Are you ready to fight with them? Fill out the form to the right to let us know you're in.

  • Sign the Petition Now!

    It’s been more than four years since workers in the United States got a raise.

    Working families can’t afford to let the minimum wage stagnate any longer.

    Tell lawmakers to do the right thing and raise the minimum wage.

  • Stop Secret Corporate Political Spending

    Publicly-traded corporations are spending unlimited amounts of money in elections to support anti-worker candidates and, because of Citizens United and other recent legal decisions, they don't have to disclose any of it. If companies make political spending choices that diverge from their stated values or policies, endanger the company’s brand, or embroil it in hot-button issues it also puts shareholders and retirement funds for working families at risk.

    Right now, the Securities and Exchange Commission is taking public comments on a rule that would require publicly-traded companies to disclose their political spending. Fill out the form to the right to send a comment now to the SEC.

  • Buy Union This Football Season

    Football season is here and the AFL-CIO wants to make it easy for you to enjoy the season and support union workers in the process.

    Sign our pledge to buy union-made products this season and we’ll send you a free union-made shopping list.

  • We Need Politicians Who Will Work for Us

    Election Day is coming. We’ve got a big fight on our hands now, a fight that will determine whether workers continue to struggle or whether we can revitalize our communities that have been devastated by big banks and corporate greed—and we need you with us.

    Let us know you’re ready to fight to elect officials who’ll raise wages and create jobs, not give more tax breaks to corporations and CEOs and leave workers behind.

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    Election Day is coming. We’ve got a big fight on our hands now, a fight that will determine whether workers continue to struggle or whether we can revitalize our communities that have been devastated by big banks and corporate greed—and we need you with us.

    Let us know you’re ready to fight to elect officials who’ll raise wages and create jobs, not give more tax breaks to corporations and CEOs and leave workers behind.

  • Tell President Obama: Immigrant Families Need Relief Now

    It's time for President Obama to act. He's said he will take some type of action, but we need to make sure that he's ready to go big and broad with administrative relief that includes worker protections -- like no employment requirement for relief and a process through which workers can engage in protected activities like forming or joining a union. Sign the petition to the right for administrative relief now.

  • No to Walmart-Style Classrooms

    We all know Walmart has a bad reputation when it comes to the treatment of its workers. What you may not know is that the Walton family, which owns Walmart, also is trying to spread the Walmart business model to our classrooms.

    Through their family foundation, the Waltons have spent more than $1 billion to support the privatization of our public schools. Sign the petition now to tell the Waltons you oppose the Walmartization of our classrooms.

  • No to Walmart-Style Classrooms

    We all know Walmart has a bad reputation when it comes to the treatment of its workers. What you may not know is that the Walton family, which owns Walmart, also is trying to spread the Walmart business model to our classrooms.

    Through their family foundation, the Waltons have spent more than $1 billion to support the privatization of our public schools. Sign the petition now to tell the Waltons you oppose the Walmartization of our classrooms.

  • Tell President Obama: Immigrant Families Need Relief Now

    It's time for President Obama to act. He's said he will take some type of action, but we need to make sure that he's ready to go big and broad with administrative relief. Sign the petition for administrative relief NOW.

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    Mr. President,

    It’s been more than a year since the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill and families still are waiting for relief. We have battled the inaction of Republican leaders in the House these past 12 months and, with their complete abdication of responsibility, we call on you to exercise your executive authority. With each passing day, 1,100 more families are separated; their communities are being torn apart. We are asking you to invoke your executive powers in the same way you have done to ease the crisis for immigrant youth (DACA), and more recently to protect the rights of LGBT federal contractors. Immigrant families cannot wait, the American people cannot wait, basic justice cannot wait. Please take executive action to extend administrative relief to Americans in waiting.

  • Tell Us What You Think

    Thanks for fighting with the AFL-CIO for dignity, respect and fairness for all working people. We want to hear from you.

    Can you fill out our survey to let us know a little more about yourself and to tell us what issues are important to you?

  • Are You In?

    Extremist politicians in North Carolina, like State House Speaker Thom Tillis, State Senate Majority Leader Phil Berger, and Gov. Pat McCrory, are siding with bosses, not working people—but you can stop them!

    Lend a hand to help workers win this November. Sign up to volunteer in the upcoming election.

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  • Boycott Staples: Stop the Attack on Good Jobs and Public Post Offices

    Stand in solidarity with the American Postal Workers Union and its highly trained and professional U.S. Postal Service employees and boycott Staples, Staples Advantage and its branded proprietary products. Sign the pledge to boycott Staples TODAY.

  • Stop Fast Track Dead in Its Tracks

    Earlier this year, working people stood up and were able to stop a bill to Fast Track all trade deals in the next four years, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement—the biggest trade deal in the history of the United States. Fast Track has been used to prevent the public from seeing trade deals as they are being negotiated and to prevent Congress from amending bad rules (like those in the North American Free Trade Agreement) in new trade deals.

    But the bill isn't dead. Some members of Congress are trying to revive this bad idea and potentially push it through Congress after the elections.

    Sign the petition to tell legislators on Capitol Hill you oppose the Fast Track scheme.

  • Raise Wages for Lee County Workers

    While part-time Lee County commissioners are taking home more than $87,000 a year, many Lee County bus drivers, animal control workers, waste and water treatment operators and other public service workers are struggling to provide for their families.

    Sign the petition to tell Lee County commissioners to raise wages for employees now.

  • Tell President Obama: Immigrant Families Need Relief Now

    It's time for President Obama to act. He's said he will take some type of action, but we need to make sure that he's ready to go big and broad with administrative relief. Sign the petition to the right for administrative relief NOW.

  • Where’s Lionsgate?

    Musicians delivered more than 10,000 petitions to Lionsgate in May to ask the company to stop sending musicians’ jobs overseas and to uphold industry standards on pay and working conditions. But instead of meeting with musicians, Lionsgate has refused to sit down with them.

    Email Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer to tell him to meet with musicians now.

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  • Tell President Obama: Immigrant Families Need Relief Now

    It's time for President Obama to act. He can't court aspiring Americans at the polls and then deport them when there isn't an election. Sign the petition to the right for administrative relief NOW.

  • Tell President Obama: Immigrant Families Need Relief Now

    It's time for President Obama to act. He's said he will take some type of action, but we need to make sure that he's ready to go big and broad with administrative relief. Sign the petition to the right for administrative relief NOW.

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  • Raise Your Wages, Walmart

    Recently, IKEA and the Gap announced they’d raise wages for their workers. It’s time for Walmart to follow suit.

    Sign the petition to tell Walmart to pay workers a fair wage.

  • T-Mobile: Stop Anti-Worker Practices

    T-Mobile has a record of offshoring jobs, intimidating and even humiliating workers. We can help these workers, like former T-Mobile call center worker Perla Balli, if we stand with them by taking action now.

    Enter your information on the right to sign the petition and tell T-Mobile to improve working conditions and stop shipping America's jobs overseas.

     

  • Tell Republican Leaders: You failed us

    It's been a year since the Senate passed a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform bill. The Republican leaders in the House of Representatives have had every opportunity to push for a vote to end family separation and fix our broken system. Their inaction has failed the immigrant community and the American people. 

    Fill out your information on the right to tell House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) that you'll remember their party's failed leadership on this issue. 

  • Your Tax Dollars Used to Silence Free Speech?

    To silence the Moral Monday protests, North Carolina lawmakers like House Speaker Thom Tillis recently banned protesters from chanting, singing or having signs at the legislative building in Raleigh. A judge recently struck down some of those rules, but Tillis and other lawmakers might try to use taxpayer money to keep them on the books.

    Call Tillis right now to tell him you don’t want your tax dollars spent to keep rules on the books to take away North Carolinians’ free speech rights.

  • You don't support working families?

    Are you sure you don’t want to support working families? You still can join us by entering your information in the fields on the right to join the AFL-CIO email list. If not, click on the link below to be removed.

    Click here to opt out.

  • Welcome to the fight

    Great! We’re happy you want to join us in fighting for working families. Please enter your information in the fields on the right to join the AFL-CIO email list.

  • Call Republicans on Immigration

    On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary bid for re-election in a huge upset. D.C. insiders are buzzing that he lost because of his support for a common-sense immigration process. We need to remind Republicans in the House that their constituents support a road map to citizenship for the 11 million aspiring Americans in the citizenship line.

  • Raise the Wage

    It’s been more than four years since workers in the United States got a raise. Working families can’t afford to let the minimum wage stagnate any longer.

    Tell Congress to do the right thing and raise the minimum wage.

  • Tell the House: Stop stalling on immigration

    Congress has failed to fix the current immigration patchwork of bad policies and programs, tearing apart families of 11 million Americans who are citizens in all but name. Washington has been saying this fix would happen for more than a year—families can't wait anymore.

    Send an email to your representative now and tell her or him: Stop stalling and pass commonsense immigration legislation.

  • Walmart Needs New Leadership

    The Walton family, heirs to the Walmart fortune who are worth more than $144 billion, control the company’s board. They can silence anyone who doesn’t think Walmart’s first responsibility is to make them richer. It’s time for real accountability at Walmart—we need someone who isn’t a Walton to oversee the company’s board, so workers are treated with respect.

    Sign the petition to tell the Waltons—allow an independent chair of the board.

  • Stand with Missouri workers in November

    Missouri's working families recently stood united to stall anti-worker bills—and the lawmakers who support them. But we’ll need your help to stop them again this November at the polls.

    Sign on the right and pledge to stand and fight with us for Missouri’s working families at the ballot box this November.

     

  • Stop Lionsgate from Offshoring Musicians' Jobs

    Lionsgate Entertainment has produced some of the biggest films, including “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games,” over the past few years. But instead of trying to be a good leader in the industry, Lionsgate has decided to maximize its profits by sending musicians’ jobs overseas.

    That’s why musicians are speaking out all over the country, telling the company to “Listen Up!” Lionsgate must do better.

    Sign the petition to tell Lionsgate to stop offshoring musicians’ jobs and uphold accepted industry standards—and guarantee proper wages and working conditions for musicians on all of its productions.

  • Congress: Keep Families Together

    It's been nearly a year since the U.S. Senate passed a bill for a commonsense immigration process, but there is still no bill—and no relief for the 11 million aspiring Americans fighting to stay in their homes. Sign our petition to tell Congress that we can't wait anymore. Congress must act now to pass a bill to keep families together and fix this broken patchwork of policies.

  • Senate: Vote to Raise the Wage

    A U.S. Senate vote to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour is expected this week. Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will benefit over 30 million American workers.

    Send an e-mail to your senator and tell him or her to vote “YES” on a federal minimum wage increase.

  • SIGN THE PETITION NOW!

    It’s been four years since workers in the United States got a raise.

    Working families can’t afford to let the minimum wage stagnate any longer.

    Tell lawmakers to do the right thing and support the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.

  • Stop Lionsgate from Offshoring Musicians' Jobs

    Lionsgate Entertainment has produced some of the biggest films, including “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games,” over the past few years. But instead of trying to be a good leader in the industry, Lionsgate has decided to maximize its profits by sending musicians’ jobs overseas.

    That’s why musicians are speaking out all over the country, telling the company to “Listen Up!” Lionsgate must do better.

    Sign the petition to tell Lionsgate to stop offshoring musicians’ jobs and uphold accepted industry standards—and guarantee proper wages and working conditions for musicians on all of its productions.

  • Thank Your Rep For Voting NO on Right to Work

    Some extremist leaders have made “right to work,” also known as “workplace freedom” bills a top priority. In the past few days, well-funded out-of-state corporate groups have been pushing hard for the bill, despite the damage it would do to Missouri families.

    Despite all the pressure from out-of-state groups, both Republicans and Democrats took a stand against this unfair bill.

    Please take a moment and say thank you to your state representative for choosing Missouri working families over shady corporate special interest groups.

  • Ask for CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosure

    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires companies to disclose their CEO-to-worker pay ratio. The SEC has proposed a rule to implement the law, and is accepting comments from people like you. It is very important that you comment, as it will help the SEC decide the best way to implement this law.

    Use the form to the right to edit and submit your comments asking the SEC to adopt the rule as proposed. Be sure to include details about any investments you have—through your pension plan, retirement savings, mutual funds, direct stock holdings and/or college savings—because as a stakeholder, your opinion matters!

  • Sign the Petition Now!

    It’s been more than four years since workers in the United States got a raise.

    Working families can’t afford to let the minimum wage stagnate any longer.

    Tell lawmakers to do the right thing and raise the minimum wage.

  • Keep Silvia's Family Together

    Silvia needs our help. As a single mom, she is in danger of being separated from her family, and her daughter with special needs would suffer without her. Sign the petition to keep her united with her daughter and sons.

  • Congress: Reinstate the UI Benefits you let expire

    A bill to reinstate expired unemeployment insurance benefits for millions of Americans is almost sure to pass the Senate before going to Congress for a vote.

    Congress let these needed benefits expire for close to 1.5 million Americans. And now, the Senate is likely to pass a bill that will extend unemployment insurance benefits with retro-active pay for close to 2 million Americans this week. The longer these families go without this lifeline, the closer they will get to dire poverty.

    Sign our petition and tell Congress: Don’t make the same mistake twice. Reinstate unemployment insurance benefits for jobless Americans.

     

  • Congress: Extend the UI benefits you let expire

    A bill to reinstate expired unemployment insurance benefits for millions of Americans just passed the Senate—now it is on its way to the House.

    Send an email to your representative now and tell him or her: Don’t make the same mistake twice. Reinstate unemployment insurance benefits for jobless Americans.

  • Tell Republicans: We can't wait on immigration

    Our momentum to create a commonsense immigration process won't be stopped. Workers and aspiring Americans have told Congress in no uncertain terms that we can't wait any longer for a road map to citizenship.

    Email House Republicans to let them know they need to support the discharge petition that will get a bill passed for the 11 million workers who are Americans in all but paperwork.

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  • Tell Your Rep: Don't Silence Local Governments in FL

    The Florida Retail Federation and their allies are continuing to push a bill that would take away the ability of local governments to address wage theft in our communities.

    Call your representative, by filling out the form to the right, and tell him or her to support local governments and vote NO on HB 957.

  • If The Gap Can Do It, So Can Walmart

    Recently, the Gap announced it would raise wages for its workers to $10 an hour by the end of 2015. It’s time for Walmart to follow suit.

    Sign the petition to tell Walmart to pay workers a fair wage.

  • Don't Silence Local Governments in Florida

    The Florida Retail Federation and their allies are continuing to push a bill that would take away the ability of local governments to address wage theft in our communities.

    Call your senator, by filling out the form to the right, and tell them to support local governments and vote NO on SB 926.

  • NO MORE DEATH TRAPS IN BANGLADESH

    It’s been more than a year since the tragic deaths of 1,134 Bangladeshi workers in the Rana Plaza factory collapse.

    More than 150 corporations have signed on to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh to make sure it never happens again. But VF Corporation, which owns high-profile brands such as The North Face, Timberland and JanSport, is refusing to sign on to the accord.

    Add your name to tell VF Corporation it’s time to sign on.

  • Tell Cesar Millan: Stand Up to Wage Theft

    Workers at ITV Studios—which produces reality and nonfiction shows like Cesar Millan’s new Nat Geo Wild show “Cesar 911”—are having tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid overtime taken from them, according to a survey of current and former ITV employees by Writers Guild of America, East.
     
    These workers work long hours to get shows done on time. But, instead of compensating them for their extra work, ITV Studios until recently refused to pay overtime, so it can pocket more in profits.
     
    Sign the petition to tell Cesar Millan to stand up for producers of his new show and say no to wage theft.

  • Protect Democracy in Alabama

    Extreme lawmakers in the Alabama State House passed a bill—HB 360—that would restrict local communities from passing legislation providing leave for sick workers or victims of domestic violence as well as repeal any sick or domestic violence leave bills that have already been passed by cities and counties.

    Email your senator and tell him or her to stop this attack on democracy.

  • Urge MO Lawmakers to Oppose Paycheck Deception

    Some Missouri lawmakers have launched an all-out attack on firefighters, teachers and nurses to silence their voices for the benefit of CEOs and multinational corporations that ship jobs overseas.

    Send an email to your representative and tell him or her to oppose divisive paycheck deception legislation.

     

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  • Tell Sen. Kirk to Extend Unemployment Benefits

    Sen. Mark Kirk is all about the Olympics, but 99,000 folks in Illinois need the vote on unemployment insurance extension right now.

    The Senate could hold another vote on extending unemployment benefits this week.

    Call Sen. Kirk now, by filling out the form to the right, and tell him to renew unemployment insurance benefits.

  • Tell Sen. Coats to Extend Unemployment Benefits

    The Senate could hold another vote on extending unemployment benefits this week.

    Call Sen. Dan Coats now, by filling out the form to the right, and tell him to renew unemployment insurance benefits.

    Once you hit submit, you will receive a call at the phone number you entered.

  • Tell Sen. Portman to Extend Unemployment Benefits

    The Senate could hold another vote on extending unemployment benefits this week.

    Call Sen. Rob Portman now, by filling out the form to the right, and tell him to renew unemployment insurance benefits.

    Once you hit submit, you will receive a call at the phone number you entered.

  • No Attacks on Mississippi Workers

    Legislators in Jackson are moving three bills that are a direct assault on the rights of Mississippi working families.

    These bills would limit the free speech rights of Mississippians and would restrict local governments from being able to hire local, skilled workers for construction projects and let shady contractors take these projects and bring in out-of-state workers to do the job.

    Email your representative and tell him or her to vote NO on SB 2473, SB 2653 and SB 2797.

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  • MSNBC Hosts: Support NBC Peacock Workers

    For more than a year now, NBC-owned Peacock Productions has refused to recognize workers’ desire to form a union, even going so far as to impound the ballots from a union election.1

    These producers and associate producers are calling on MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, Chris Hayes, Al Sharpton and Lawrence O’Donnell to support their right to organize for a voice at work.

    Send an email to these MSNBC hosts to tell them to meet with Peacock workers and stand in solidarity with them in the fight to organize their workplace.

    1. “Exclusive: Chris Hayes attends secret union meeting with unhappy NBC workers,” Salon, 12/12/2013.

  • MSNBC Hosts: Support NBC Peacock Workers

    For more than a year now, NBC-owned Peacock Productions has refused to recognize workers’ desire to form a union, even going so far as to impound the ballots from a union election.1

    These producers and associate producers are calling on MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, Chris Hayes, Al Sharpton and Lawrence O’Donnell to support their right to organize for a voice at work.

    Send an email to these MSNBC hosts to tell them to meet with Peacock workers and stand in solidarity with them in the fight to organize their workplace.

    1. “Exclusive: Chris Hayes attends secret union meeting with unhappy NBC workers,” Salon, 12/12/2013.

  • Tell Your Senator: Don't Deny Unemployment for School Workers

    Right-wing politicians in Atlanta want to deny unemployment benefits for tens of thousands of school workers.

    They’re pushing a bill that’s already passed the state House and now is being considered in the Senate. Don’t let them pass it.

    Email your senator now and tell him or her to oppose denying unemployment benefits for school employees who keep our kids safe.

  • Raise the Wage

    It’s been more than four years since workers in the United States got a raise.

    Working families can’t afford to let the minimum wage stagnate any longer.

    Tell lawmakers to do the right thing and raise the minimum wage.

  • Stop the attacks on school workers in Georgia

    Extreme politicians in Atlanta have introduced a bill to deny unemployment for tens of thousands of school workers.

    Email your state representative and tell him or her to oppose this measure and, instead, concentrate on creating good jobs.

  • Renew Unemployment Benefits Now!

    The Senate could vote on a bill to renew unemployment benefits for millions of jobless workers in the coming days.

    Call your senators now and tell them to support extending unemployment benefits.

  • Renew Unemployment Benefits Now!

    The Senate could vote on a bill to renew unemployment benefits for millions of jobless workers in the coming days.

    Call your senators now and tell them to support extending unemployment benefits.

  • Stop the Attacks on Pennsylvania Workers

    Corporate-funded interests and right-wing politicians are attacking teachers, nurses and public safety workers in Pennsylvania.

    They’re trying to pass a paycheck deception bill that would take away workers’ rights to negotiate on issues that affect public safety, students, schools and public health and weaken their ability to fight for job security and better wages and benefits.

    Call your state representative now and tell him or her to oppose this bill.

  • Oppose 'Fast Track'

    "Fast Track" tips the scales in favor of corporations, not people. And gives multinational companies too much influence over laws that working families live under.

    Enter your information to the right and you’ll receive a call that will connect you to your representative. Urge him or her to oppose "Fast Track." bill HR3830

    Sorry you can't see the image. Call 888.582.1884 to oppose Fast Track

     

  • Tell MO legislators "No" on Right to Work

    Missouri lawmakers are pushing an anti-worker bill funded by outside money and multinational corporations, instead of working to improve our schools or create jobs in our state.

    Send an email to Missouri’s elected officials now and tell them to oppose "right to work."

     

  • Stop “Fast Track” Dead in Its Tracks

    A bill to “fast track” all trade deals in the next four years, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement—the biggest trade deal in the history of the United States—has been introduced in Congress.

    This bill would limit Congress and our ability to fight for trade policy that benefits working people by virtually guaranteeing all trade agreements, no matter how much they increase corporate influence over the economy, push down wages or offshore manufacturing jobs.

    Sign the petition to tell Congress you oppose the “fast track” scheme.

  • Make a call to oppose Paycheck Deception

    Some Missouri lawmakers have launched an all-out attack on firefighters, teachers and nurses to silence their voices for the benefit of CEOs and multinational corporations that ship jobs overseas.

    Make a call now and tell Missouri lawmakers to vote against paycheck deception legislation.

     

  • Stop “Fast Track” Dead in Its Tracks

    A bill to “fast track” all trade deals in the next four years, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement—the biggest trade deal in the history of the United States—has been introduced in Congress.

    This bill would limit Congress and our ability to fight for trade policy that benefits working people by virtually guaranteeing all trade agreements, no matter how much they increase corporate influence over the economy, push down wages or offshore manufacturing jobs.

    Sign the petition to tell Congress you oppose the “fast track” scheme.

  • Google: Don’t Fund Evil

    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is pushing bills in state legislatures across the country to take away workers’ rights, suppress the vote, privatize schools and prisons and make it easier for corporations to pollute our air and water. And Google is funding ALEC. Isn’t Google’s slogan “Don’t be evil”?

    Sign the petition to Google CEO Larry Page to demand he dump ALEC.

  • Stop “Fast Track” Dead in Its Tracks

    A bill to “fast track” all trade deals in the next four years, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement—the biggest trade deal in the history of the United States—has been introduced in Congress.

    This bill would limit Congress and our ability to fight for trade policy that benefits working people by virtually guaranteeing all trade agreements, no matter how much they increase corporate influence over the economy, push down wages or offshore manufacturing jobs.

    Sign the petition to tell Congress you oppose the “fast track” scheme.

  • Google: Don’t Fund Evil

    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is pushing bills in state legislatures across the country to take away workers’ rights, suppress the vote, privatize schools and prisons and make it easier for corporations to pollute our air and water. And Google is funding ALEC. Isn’t Google’s slogan “Don’t be evil”?

    Sign the petition to Google CEO Larry Page to demand he dump ALEC.

  • Vote NO on 'Right to Work' Legislation

    Missouri lawmakers are playing a dangerous game right now. Instead of working to improve our schools or create jobs in our state, some lawmakers are pushing an anti-worker bill funded by outside money and multinational corporations.

    Sign the petition to tell Missouri lawmakers you oppose "right to work."

  • Stop the attacks on school workers in Georgia

    Extreme politicians in Atlanta have introduced a bill to deny unemployment for tens of thousands of school workers.

    Email members of the Georgia House Rules Committee and tell them to oppose this measure and, instead, concentrate on creating good jobs.

  • Pledge to Make New York Work

    Too many New Yorkers are struggling; we see it every day. We need to start looking at things from the perspective of working families, not the corporations who call New York their tax break layover.
     
    We should be strengthening and developing new ladders to the middle class, as well as restoring basic fairness in our society.

  • Sign the Petition to Extend Unemployment Benefits

    Millions of jobless Americans have been left out in the cold by House and Senate Republicans who are refusing to extend unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.

    Sign the petition, and urge Republicans to do the right thing and extend UI benefits now.

     

  • Recommit to the Fight

     Let's show Congress we're in this fight for the long haul. It’s a new year and a time to set goals and dream big. Sign on the right and pledge to recommit yourself to the fight for immigration reform in 2014. Now is the time. This is our year. We will not wait any longer. Are you still with us?

  • Tell Congress: Stop stalling on immigration

    Congress has failed to fix the current immigration patchwork of bad policies and programs, tearing apart families of 11 million Americans who are citizens in all but name. Now, Congress wants to go on vacation, leaving the job undone.

    Send an email to your representative now and tell him or her: Stop stalling and pass commonsense immigration legislation.

  • Not One More Deportation

    New Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has the power to stop the deportation policy the Obama administration has been practicing. A commonsense immigration process is the real solution, but in the meantime, this temporary help is needed for new American families.

    Sign now and tell Secretary Johnson and DHS: Not one more deportation!

  • Help Unemployed Workers Enjoy the Holidays

    It’s grinchy and heartless that some Pennsylvania Republicans have refused to extend unemployment benefits for jobless workers. While these lawmakers enjoy the holidays with their own families, there will be some families who will struggle to keep food on the table in the next few weeks as they see their unemployment benefits disappear.

    Sign our petition and tell Pennsylvania lawmakers to extend unemployment insurance for jobless workers as soon as possible.

     

  • Keep the D.C. Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Days Bills Strong

    The D.C. Council is set to hold its final votes on increasing the minimum wage and expanding paid sick days this week.

    We need to keep the pressure up, because Marion Barry and some other council members are considering amendments to weaken the paid sick days bill, and might water down the minimum wage bill, too.

    Call council member Barry now.

  • Why Are They Ruining The Holidays?

    House Republicans are getting ready to take off for the holidays without extending unemployment insurance for millions of Americans who remain out of work.

    If they don’t act by Friday, when they’re set to leave, workers will stop receiving their benefits right in the middle of the holiday season.

    Call your representative now and tell him or her to extend unemployment insurance before leaving for vacation.

  • Workers Shouldn't Be a Punching Bag for Congress

    Congress has reached a tentative deal on the budget and could pass it by the end of the week. Even though we were able to stop cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits and get some relief from sequestration, the deal forces new workers to pay more out-of-pocket for their pensions and does nothing to extend unemployment insurance.

    If we don’t act fast, House Republicans will leave for the holidays this Friday without passing an extension of unemployment insurance.

    Tell your representative to extend unemployment insurance before they leave for the holidays.

  • Workers Shouldn't Be a Punching Bag for Congress

    Congress has reached a tentative deal on the budget and could pass it by the end of the week. Even though we were able to stop cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits and get some relief from sequestration, the deal forces new workers to pay more out-of-pocket for their pensions and does nothing to extend unemployment insurance.

    If we don’t act fast, House Republicans will leave for the holidays this Friday without passing an extension of unemployment insurance.

    Tell your representative to extend unemployment insurance before they leave for the holidays.

  • Raise the Wage in DC

    Right now, D.C. Council members are debating a bill to raise the minimum wage. Corporate interests are trying to water it down, and Mayor Vincent Gray is siding with them.

    Tell Anita Bonds, whose vote will stop a veto, to keep the bill strong.

  • Keep the Singh Family Together!

    Call ICE and ask them to stop Gurmukh Singh's deportation. When you enter your information on the right, you'll receive a call and will be connected to an ICE official.

     

  • President Obama: Stand with Walmart Workers

    Walmart workers have started a petition to get President Obama to meet with them and hear firsthand why they’re calling on Walmart to stop obstructing the creation of good jobs.

    In 2008, President Obama said he’d stand up for Walmart workers. Now’s his chance.

  • Tell MSNBC Hosts to Stop the Attacks on Workers’ Rights at NBC

    Producers and associate producers at NBC-owned Peacock Productions have been denied their right to organize for fair pay and better working conditions for more than a year.

    But they aren’t giving up. They’re calling on MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, Chris Hayes, Al Sharpton and Lawrence O’Donnell to support their right to organize for a voice at work.

  • Tell MSNBC Hosts to Stop the Attacks on Workers’ Rights at NBC

    Producers and associate producers at NBC-owned Peacock Productions have been denied their right to organize for fair pay and better working conditions for more than a year.

    But they aren’t giving up. They’re calling on MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, Chris Hayes, Al Sharpton and Lawrence O’Donnell to support their right to organize for a voice at work.

  • President Obama: Stand with Walmart Workers

    Walmart workers have started a petition to get President Obama to meet with them and hear firsthand why they’re calling on Walmart to stop obstructing the creation of good jobs.

    In 2008, President Obama said he’d stand up for Walmart workers. Now’s his chance.

  • We need a raise!

    Enter your information on the right and you'll get connected to call D.C. City Council members so they stand firm on raising the minimum wage from $8.25 to $12.50 for all workers, whether they're getting paid by the hour or working off tips.

  • Senate: Give workers a raise

    Fill the information out to the right and you’ll get a call connecting you to your senator. Ask him or her to support low-wage workers by voting "Yes" on a motion to proceed on the Fair Minimum Wage Act.

     

  • We Don’t Want to See This Sequel

    House Republicans have a budget battle sequel that will horrify you. They’re trying to get Democrats to keep the job-killing sequester in place and agree to even more austerity pain by cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

    Sign the petition to tell your legislators to oppose any plan that cuts benefits for seniors, veterans and working people and doesn’t end tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs overseas.

  • We Don’t Want to See This Sequel

    House Republicans have a budget battle sequel that will horrify you. They’re trying to get Democrats to keep the job-killing sequester in place and agree to even more austerity pain by cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

    Tell your legislator, who’s on the House Budget Committee working on a deal, to oppose any plan that cuts benefits for seniors, veterans and working people and doesn’t end tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs overseas.

  • Stop the Hate!

    Call the members of the House Republican leadership and tell them to distance themselves from the hate by calling for a vote on citizenship.

  • Únete a la lucha

    Dile al Congreso que ya es hora para votar por una reforma migratoria.

  • Tell Congress He's Wrong

     House Republican leadership needs to distance themselves from hateful rhetoric by calling for a vote on citizenship now. Sign our petition and tell them you want a vote for 11 million aspiring Americans, not more hateful rhetoric.

  • Say No to ‘Right to Work’ in Ohio

    The same reckless tea party organizations that nearly sent our country into financial default with their hostage-taking tactics in Congress are trying to blindside Ohio’s middle class by pushing a radical “right to work” amendment.

    This amendment—backed by the same greedy CEOs who supported Senate Bill 5—would undermine the ability of employees and businesses to negotiate together over working conditions and hurt middle-class communities by not allowing teachers, firefighters, nurses and other everyday heroes to speak up against overcrowded schools, unsafe staffing levels and public service cuts.

    Pledge that you will decline to sign this dangerous “right to work” petition, so we can keep it off the ballot in 2014.

  • Tell the GOP: 11 million dreams matter

    Twenty-six Republicans are letting partisan gridlock get in the way of 11 million aspiring citizens' dreams. Tell them it's time for a vote on citizenship.

  • Tell the GOP: 11 million dreams matter

    Twenty-six Republicans are letting partisan gridlock get in the way of 11 million aspiring citizens' dreams. Tell them it's time for a vote on citizenship.

  • Tell the GOP: 11 million dreams matter

    28 Republicans are letting partisan gridlock get in the way of 11 million aspiring citizen's dreams. Tell them it's time for a vote on citizenship.

  • Say No to ‘Right to Work’ in Ohio

    The same reckless tea party organizations that nearly sent our country into financial default with their hostage-taking tactics in Congress are trying to blindside Ohio’s middle class by pushing a radical “right to work” amendment.

    This amendment—backed by the same greedy CEOs who supported Senate Bill 5—would undermine the ability of employees and businesses to negotiate together over working conditions and hurt middle-class communities by not allowing teachers, firefighters, nurses and other everyday heroes to speak up against overcrowded schools, unsafe staffing levels and public service cuts.

    Pledge that you will decline to sign this dangerous “right to work” petition, so we can keep it off the ballot in 2014.

  • Ask for CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosure

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    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires companies to disclose their CEO-to-worker pay ratio. The SEC has proposed a rule to implement the law, and is accepting comments from people like you until Dec. 2, 2013. It is very important that you comment, as it will help the SEC decide the best way to implement this law.

    Use the form to the right to edit and submit your comments asking the SEC to adopt the rule as proposed. Be sure to include details about any investments you have—through your pension plan, retirement savings, mutual funds, direct stock holdings and/or college savings—because as a stakeholder, your opinion matters!

  • Ask for CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosure

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    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires companies to disclose their CEO-to-worker pay ratio. The SEC has proposed a rule to implement the law, and is accepting comments from people like you until Dec. 2, 2013. It is very important that you comment, as it will help the SEC decide the best way to implement this law.

    Use the form to the right to edit and submit your comments asking the SEC to adopt the rule as proposed. Be sure to include details about any investments you have—through your pension plan, retirement savings, mutual funds, direct stock holdings and/or college savings—because as a stakeholder, your opinion matters!

  • Welcome back, Congress!

    Our country is getting back up and running, but we're still under attack. Send an email to Congress to make clear: we demand no cuts to our Social Security benefits.

  • Welcome back, Congress!

    Our country is getting back up and running, but we're still under attack. Send an email to Congress to make clear: we demand no cuts to our Social Security benefits.

  • Ask for CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosure

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    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires companies to disclose their CEO-to-worker pay ratio. The SEC has proposed a rule to implement the law, and is accepting comments from people like you until Dec. 2, 2013. It is very important that you comment, as it will help the SEC decide the best way to implement this law.

    Use the form to the right to edit and submit your comments asking the SEC to adopt the rule as proposed. Be sure to include details about any investments you have—through your pension plan, retirement savings, mutual funds, direct stock holdings and/or college savings—because as a stakeholder, your opinion matters!

  • No Permitan que las corporaciones se apropien de otro acuerdo comercial

    Las corporaciones están tratando de manipular el Acuerdo de Asociación Transpacífico (TPP, por las siglas de Trans-Pacific Partnership) — un tratado de libre comercio que se encuentra en plena negociación y que, de aprobarse, sería más grande que el Tratado de Libre Comercio América del Norte (TLCAN) — para aumentar su poder sobre la economía mundial y así tener influencia en todo, desde sus derechos en el trabajo hasta los precios de sus recetas de medicamentos y la seguridad de los juguetes de sus hijos.

    Vea el siguiente video para informarse más y compártalo con sus amigos. Luego envíe un correo electrónico a los representantes comerciales de todos los países involucrados para solicitarles que elaboren un tratado comercial que sea justo con las familias trabajadoras.

  • Help Elect Marty Walsh

    The next mayor needs to make sure Boston is a city where families can thrive. Marty Walsh is the candidate that understands and supports working families.

    We need you to support Marty and make sure he's elected as the next mayor of Boston. Use the form to the right to let us know Marty Walsh has your support in his bid for mayor.

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  • Tell Congress: Stop the Shutdown

    Extreme Republicans in Congress are holding our country hostage. They’ve shut down critical public services and it’s having a ripple effect across the country.

    Their political temper tantrum needs to stop. Tell your representatives you won’t allow a small minority of politicians to destroy our country and communities.

  • URGENT: We're locked out of our government

    The Republicans in the House are playing games, and the people in this country are their pawns. Don’t let them keep our country shut down. Sign the petition to get our country back up and running.

  • URGENT: We're locked out of our government

    The Republicans in the House are playing games, and the people in this country are their pawns. Don’t let them keep our country shut down. Sign the petition to get our country back up and running.

  • It's Time to Hit the Streets

    On Oct. 8, our movement will be gathering on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. We'll be rallying and marching to demand a real road map to citizenship that protects workers’ rights and ends deportations that are tearing families apart.

    Will you be there? Enter your information to the right and pledge to be there Oct. 8.

  • It's Time to Hit the Streets

    On Oct. 5, people across the country will be out in the streets to call on Congress to pass commonsense immigration reform. They’ll be demanding a real road map to citizenship that protects workers’ rights and ends deportations that are tearing families apart.

    Will you be there? Enter your information to the right and pledge to be there Oct. 5.

  • Thank the D.C. Council Members Who Stood with Workers

    The D.C. Council failed to override Mayor Vince Gray’s veto of a bill to give living wages to retail workers.

    But the fight for fair wages for all District workers isn’t over and we need to keep the support of those council members—Marion Barry, Jack Evans, Jim Graham, David Grosso, Kenyan McDuffie, Phil Mendelson and Vincent Orange—who stood with us.

    Send an email to them now to thank them for supporting working people and voting in favor of a living wage for retail workers.

  • Thank the D.C. Council Members Who Stood with Workers

    The D.C. Council failed to override Mayor Vince Gray’s veto of a bill to give living wages to retail workers.

    But the fight for fair wages for all District workers isn’t over and we need to keep the support of those council members—Marion Barry, Jack Evans, Jim Graham, David Grosso, Kenyan McDuffie, Phil Mendelson and Vincent Orange—who stood with us.

    Send an email to them now to thank them for supporting working people and voting in favor of a living wage for retail workers.

  • Sign to keep Hareth's family together

    DREAMer Hareth Andrade-Ayala’s father is facing deportation. She asked labor leaders at the AFL-CIO convention to stand with her to stop his deportation and got a standing ovation of support.

    Enter your information at right to sign our petition asking Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stop Mario Andrade’s deportation—and stand with Hareth, too.

  • Tell Tommy Wells: Stand With D.C. Retail Workers

    The D.C. Council soon could vote to override Mayor Vince Gray’s veto of a bill that would give retails workers in the District a living wage.

    All we need is one vote, and Councilmember Tommy Wells—who’s claimed to support a living wage for all D.C. workers—could be the swing vote we need.

    Call him now, by filling in your info, and tell him to support the living wage bill for retail workers.

    After you fill in your info, you'll receive a call that will connect you directly to Council member Wells' office. If you don't receive a call, dial 888-264-6154.

  • Trainings at the AFL-CIO Convention in Los Angeles

    Monday 12:30 – 2pm: Digital Booth, Rachel LaBruyere
    Digital 101
    Boots Online Digital Booth

    Curious about digital? Not sure where to get started? We’ll demystify how digital organizing works, and how to get you or your organization started, so you can join the conversation. This session will give a basic overview of why you should invest in digital, how to talk about it to your employees or supervisors and how to measure its impact so you get results.

    Speaker:

    • Rachel LaBruyere, Deputy Director, Digital Strategies, AFL-CIO

    Tuesday 12:30 – 2pm, Digital Booth
    Facebook 101: Getting Started
    Boots Online Digital Booth

    If Facebook was a physical location, it would be the third biggest country in the world. If you or your organization aren’t on Facebook, you may be missing out on a great way to tell the story of your work and our movement. Our social media expert will tailor this session for people who are just getting started. We’ll walk through step by step how you create a Facebook account and give you some tips to start loving social media.

    Speaker:

    • Jackie Tortora, Blogs/Social Media Editor, AFL-CIO

    Wednesday 12:30- 2pm Digital Booth
    Twitter 101: Getting Started
    Boots Online Digital Booth

    Twitter is the new telephone—when something gets shared on Twitter, it spreads like wildfire, and you don’t want to be left out of the conversation. If you don’t know anything about Twitter, this is the session for you. We’ll walk through step by step how you create a Twitter account and give you some tips to start loving social media.

    Speakers:

    • Randi Weingarten, President, AFT
    • Danielle Hatchett, Social Media, AFL-CIO
  • Thank You LA!

    Everybody at the AFL-CIO would like to extend a warm thank you to our host city and the people of Los Angeles.

    Keep in touch!

  • Tell Walmart to Respect Workers and Pay a Living Wage

    Walmart workers are standing up for their rights, better wages and working conditions. In response, Walmart has fired dozens of workers and retaliated against workers in other ways.

    But workers aren’t giving up and have vowed to intensify their actions until Walmart reinstates fired workers, publicly commits to paying a living wage and respects workers’ rights.

  • Tell Walmart to Respect Workers and Pay a Living Wage

    Walmart workers are standing up for their rights, better wages and working conditions. In response, Walmart has fired dozens of workers and retaliated against workers in other ways.

    But workers aren’t giving up and have vowed to intensify their actions until Walmart reinstates fired workers, publicly commits to paying a living wage and respects workers’ rights.

  • Give D.C. Workers a Raise

    The D.C. City Council has passed a living wage bill to ensure large national retail chains pay a living wage to D.C. workers. Now it's up to Mayor Gray to sign it into law.

    Enter your information to the right to ask Mayor Vince Gray to sign this important bill.

  • Mayor Gray: Don't Give Into Walmart's Economic Blackmail

    Walmart’s trying to blackmail D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray into vetoing a bill that would require big box stores, like Walmart, to pay its workers a living wage.

    Take action to tell Mayor Gray that he needs to listen to D.C. residents, not Walmart, and sign the bill.

  • Don’t Let Corporations Hijack Another Trade Deal

    Corporations are trying to manipulate the Trans-Pacific Partnership—a free trade agreement being negotiated right now that would be bigger than NAFTA—to increase their power over the global economy, so they have a say in everything from your rights at work to the prices of your prescriptions and the safety of your child’s toys.

    Watch the video below to learn more and share it with your friends. Then send an email to trade representatives for all the countries involved to tell them to create a trade agreement that works for working families.

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  • Thanks for RSVPing! Now, Tell Boehner You Want a Vote on Immigration!

    Thanks for RSVPing for the caravan to Bakersfield.

    There's one more thing you can do. Sign our petition to Speaker Boehner and the leadership in the House of Representatives to let a vote happen on immigration now.

  • Boehner, the people want a vote!

    Speaker Boehner, you and the leadership in the House of Representatives have the power to stop holding 11 million lives hostage—let the House of Representatives vote on a road map to citizenship now!

  • Boehner, the people want a vote!

    Speaker Boehner, you and the leadership in the House of Representatives have the power to fix this broken system.

    Stop holding 11 million lives hostage -- let the House of Representatives vote on a roadmap to citizenship now!

  • Don’t Let Corporations Hijack Another Trade Deal

    Corporations are trying to manipulate the Trans-Pacific Partnership—a free trade agreement being negotiated right now that would be bigger than NAFTA—to increase their power over the global economy, so they have a say in everything from your rights at work to the prices of your prescriptions and the safety of your child’s toys.

    Watch the video below to learn more and share it with your friends. Then sign the petition to tell trade representatives for all the countries involved to create a trade agreement that works for working families.

  • Tell the Falluccas to meet with workers

    Recently, Palermo’s was forced to rehire eight workers—who were fired last year for organizing for a voice on the job—and to give them tens of thousands of dollars in back pay.

    This is a big win, but we can’t stop now. Palermo’s still needs to deal with health and safety violations, provide answers to claims another worker was fired for union activity and end its continued refusal to discuss these issues with workers.

    Send an e-mail to the Fallucca brothers now and tell them to work with workers to resolve these issues.

  • Give DC Workers a Raise

    The DC City Council has passed a living wage bill to ensure that large national retail chains pay a living wage to DC workers. Now it's up to Mayor Gray to sign it into law. 

    Enter your information to the right to ask Mayor Vince Gray to sign this important bill.

  • Stop Walmart’s Economic Blackmail

    Walmart is trying to intimidate DC Mayor Vincent Gray into vetoing the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA)—a bill that would require all Walmart and other big box workers to get paid a living wage.

    The bill could land on Mayor Gray's desk this week.

    Enter your information to the right and you will receive a phone call at the number you entered that will connect you directly to Mayor Gray’s office.

    After you're connected, tell him that signing the LRAA is the right thing to do for workers, our communities and our economy.

  • Give DC Workers a Raise

    The DC City Council has passed a living wage bill to ensure that large national retail chains pay a living wage to DC workers. Now it's up to Mayor Gray to sign it into law. 

    Enter your information to the right to ask Mayor Vince Gray to sign this important bill.

  • Stop Walmart’s Economic Blackmail

    Walmart is trying to intimidate DC Mayor Vincent Gray into vetoing the Large Retailer Accountability Act—a bill that would require all Walmart and other big box workers to get paid a living wage.

    Mayor Gray needs to hear from working families about why this bill is the right thing for workers and their families, our communities and our economy.

    Enter your information to the right and you will receive a phone call at the number you entered that will connect you directly to Mayor Gray’s office.

  • Give DC Workers a Raise

    The DC City Council has passed a living wage bill to ensure that large national retail chains pay a living wage to DC workers. Now it's up to Mayor Gray to sign it into law. 

    Enter your information to the right to ask Mayor Vince Gray to sign this important bill.

  • Stop Walmart’s Economic Blackmail

    Walmart is trying to intimidate DC Mayor Vincent Gray into vetoing the Large Retailer Accountability Act—a bill that would require all Walmart and other big box workers to get paid a living wage.

    Mayor Gray needs to hear from working families about why this bill is the right thing for workers and their families, our communities and our economy.

    Enter your information to the right and you will receive a phone call at the number you entered that will connect you directly to Mayor Gray’s office.

  • Boehner, the people want a vote!

    Speaker Boehner, you and the leadership in the House of Representatives have the power to fix this broken system.

    Stop holding 11 million lives hostage -- let the House of Representatives vote on a roadmap to citizenship now!

  • Stop Walmart’s Economic Blackmail

    Walmart is trying to intimidate DC Mayor Vincent Gray into vetoing the Large Retailer Accountability Act—a bill that would require all Walmart and other big box workers to get paid a living wage.

    Mayor Gray needs to hear from working families about why this bill is the right thing for workers and their families, our communities and our economy.

    Enter your information to the right and you will receive a phone call at the number you entered that will connect you directly to Mayor Gray’s office.

  • Pledge to Vote NO on Issue 4

    Extremist Tea Party groups—who supported SB 5/Issue 2—and their corporate backers are at it again.

    They’ve started a ballot measure drive to unfairly attack retirement security for Cincinnati public service workers who make the Queen City a great place to live and work.

    Pledge that you will vote NO on Issue 4.

  • It’s Time to Raise the Wage

    It’s been four years since workers in the United States got a raise.

    Working families can’t afford to let the minimum wage stagnate any longer.

    Tell lawmakers to do the right thing and support the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.

  • Protect Sick Leave and Living Wage for North Carolina Workers

    Exremist legislators in North Carolina are trying to prohibit city and county governments from establishing paid leave or living wage requirements for government contract workers, including farmworkers.

    Call your legislators now and tell them to oppose HB 74.

    Here's a script you can use for your call:

    My name is ________. I live in __________, NC. I want you to stand up to the Senate and ensure access to living wages and paid sick days for government contract workers by opposing House Bill 74!

  • Stop Voter Suppression in North Carolina

    Right-wing legislators in North Carolina have outdone themselves again. They’ve passed bills to restrict women’s health care rights, cut benefits drastically for unemployed workers and reject expanding health care for low-income families.

    Now, they’re taking advantage of the Supreme Court’s ruling that gutted the Voting Rights Act and trying to ram through the most restrictive voter suppression bill in the United States--HB 589.

    Call your legislators now and tell them to oppose HB 589.

    Here's a script you can use for your call:

    My name is ________. I live in __________, NC. I want you to stand up to the Senate and protect access to the ballot in North Carolina by opposing House Bill 589!

  • It’s Time to Raise the Wage

    It’s been four years since workers in the United States got a raise.

    Working families can’t afford to let the minimum wage stagnate any longer.

    Tell lawmakers to do the right thing and support the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.

  • It’s Time to Raise the Wage

    It’s been four years since workers in the United States got a raise.

    Working families can’t afford to let the minimum wage stagnate any longer.

    Tell lawmakers to do the right thing and support the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.

  • It’s Time to Raise the Wage

    It’s been four years since workers in the United States got a raise.

    Working families can’t afford to let the minimum wage stagnate any longer.

    Tell lawmakers to do the right thing and support the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.

  • It’s Time to Raise the Wage

    It’s been four years since workers in the United States got a raise.

    Working families can’t afford to let the minimum wage stagnate any longer.

    Tell lawmakers to do the right thing and support the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.

  • Give DC Workers a Raise

    The DC City Council has passed a living wage bill to ensure that large national retail chains pay a living wage to DC workers. Now it's up to Mayor Gray to sign it into law. 

    Enter your information to the right to ask Mayor Vince Gray to sign this important bill.

  • Stop the furloughs!

    Stand up for federal employees facing furloughs as a result of automatic spending cuts and sequestration! Call your senator and ask him or her to end furloughs now!

    Enter your information on the right. You will receive a phone call at the number you entered that will connect you directly to your senator

  • Tell your Lawmakers: Thanks!

    Tell lawmakers thanks for opposing cuts to Social Security benefits through the chained CPI.

    Enter your information on the right to say "Thanks!" to lawmakers who did the right thing for working families.

  • Give DC Workers a Raise

    The DC Council recently passed the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA) to make sure that the most profitable national retail chains operating in DC pay a living wage to workers. Retail is a major source of employment in this city. Raising the wage would help to reduce poverty for working families and begin to close the income inequality gap in the district.

  • Thank you for opposing chained CPI

    Tell your lawmakers you support them signing on to oppose cuts to Social Security benefits through the chained CPI.

    Enter your information in the fields on the right to say "Thanks!"

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  • 11 Million Dreams

    Your member of Congress needs to feel the pressure. Call today to make sure they know- America's workers want a commonsense immigration process with a road map to citizenship.

  • Thank lawmakers for protecting Social Security

    Some lawmakers have pledged to standing up for working people and oppose cuts to Social Security through the chained CPI, a proposal that would cut Social Security for current and future recipients.

    Tell them thanks for standing with us.

  • Workers need a change

    We can’t let Republican obstructionism shut down the federal agency that protects the rights of American workers.

    Tell your senators to fix the Senate rules if the NLRB nominations are blocked. 

  • Workers need a change!

    We can’t let Republican obstructionism shut down the federal agency that protects the rights of American workers. Tell your senator to fix the Senate rules if the NLRB nominations are blocked. 

    Enter your information to the right—you will receive a phone call at the number you entered and be connected directly to your senator’s office.

  • No Cuts to Social Security!

    Tell your lawmakers to oppose the Chained CPI, a proposal that would cut Social Security. Make sure they know you oppose any cuts to programs that seniors, veterans or working families rely on.

    Once you enter your information at right, you'll get a phone call at the number you entered. We'll connect you directly to the office of one of your senators.

  • Thank your Senator for protecting Social Security

    Tell your lawmakers thanks for signing on to oppose cuts to Social Security benefits through the Chained CPI.

    Once you enter your information at right, you'll get a phone call at the number you entered. We'll connect you directly to the office of one of your senators.

  • No Cuts to Social Security!

    Tell your lawmakers to oppose the Chained CPI, a proposal that would cut Social Security. Make sure they know you oppose any cuts to programs that seniors, veterans or working families rely on.

    Once you enter your information at right, you'll get a phone call at the number you entered. We'll connect you directly to the office of one of your senators.

  • Email Your Representative

    Every member of the House of Representatives needs to hear that America's workers support a commonsense immigration process with a road map to citizenship.

    Enter your information to the right and make sure the House knows you're in this fight to the end. 

  • Tell lawmakers to protect Social Security

    Right now, there are resolutions in both the House and the Senate to oppose chained CPI, a proposal that would cut Social Security for current and future recipients. Any cuts to programs that seniors, veterans or working families rely on are wrong for our economy.  

    Tell your lawmakers you’re counting on them to pledge opposition to chained CPI and cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Paid Sick Days for All

    Without paid sick days, workers are often forced to choose between staying home without pay or going to work sick. More than a third of working women in businesses with 15 or more employees can’t take a paid sick day when they or a family member are ill.

    Employers shouldn’t make you choose between your health and your job. Sign our pledge and fight for Paid Sick Days for all workers. Because this isn’t just about your health, it’s about everybody’s health.

    Include your cell phone number to join the AFLCIO action text message list. Standard message and data rates may apply. 

  • Thank your lawmakers for protecting Social Security

    Right now, there are resolutions in both the House and the Senate to oppose chained CPI, a proposal that would cut Social Security for current and future recipients. Any cuts to programs that seniors, veterans or working families rely on are wrong for our economy.  

    Your lawmakers have pledged to oppose this cut. Send them a thank you message to let them know you’re standing with them.

  • Tell lawmakers to protect Social Security

    Right now, there are resolutions in both the House and the Senate to oppose chained CPI, a proposal that would cut Social Security for current and future recipients. Any cuts to programs that seniors, veterans or working families rely on are wrong for our economy.  

    Tell your lawmakers you’re counting on them to pledge opposition to chained CPI and cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Pennsylvania Working Families Need a Fair Budget

    Enter your info to the right to find the numbers for your legislators and tell them we need a fair budget that puts working families, not corporations, first.

    Here are talking points you can use for your call:

    • I’m calling to ask you to oppose giving more tax breaks to corporations through the Capital Stock and Franchise Tax.
    • We need a budget that’s fair for working families, not just Big Business.
    • Instead of giving hundreds of millions in corporate tax breaks, we should restore funding to schools, invest in our crumbling infrastructure to create good jobs and close tax loopholes for the rich and corporations.
  • Call Sens Baucus and Tester
    Call Sens. Baucus and Tester and tell them Montana needs a commonsense immigration process with a road map to citizenship.
    Once your information is entered, you'll receive a phone call that connects you directly.
  • Call Sen. Collins

    Call Sen. Collins and tell her you want a commonsense immigration process with a road map to citizenship.

    Once you enter your information, you'll get a phone call at the number you entered. We'll connect you directly to the senator's office.

  • Call Sen. Flake

    Call Sen. Flake and tell him you want a commonsense immigration process with a road map to citizenship.

    Once you enter your information, you'll get a phone call at the number you entered. We'll connect you directly to the senator's office.

  • Call Sen. Hagan

    Call Sen. Hagan and tell her she's the key to unlocking a commonsense immigration process with a road map to citizenship! Enter your phone number in the form on the right. After you hit submit, you’ll immediately receive a call at the number you entered that will connect you to directly to Sen. Hagan’s office.

  • Call Sens. Murkowski and Begich

    Call Sens. Murkowski and Begich and tell them Alaska needs a commonsense immigration process with a road map to citizenship.

    Once your information is entered, you'll receive a phone call that connects you directly.

  • The Time is Now

    It's time for all of us to stand together to get a commonsense immigration process for all Americans. Tell Congress that you'll work to preserve the road map for all 11 million aspiring citizens.

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  • Call Sen. Kirk

    Call Sen. Kirk and tell him you want a commonsense immigration process with a road map to citizenship.

    Once you enter your information, you'll get a phone call at the number you entered. We'll connect you directly to the senator's office.

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  • Hyatt Hotels Needs a Worker on Its Board of Directors

    Workers at Hyatt are calling on board members for the company to fill a seat on the board—recently vacated by Penn Pritzker who was nominated for Commerce Secretary—with a hotel worker, so workers have a voice.

    Sign the petition to tell the board of directors at Hyatt that you support workers having a seat on the board.

    Workers will deliver your petition at the annual shareholder's meeting on June 10.

  • A Budget That Works for Pennsylvania

    Gov. Tom Corbett and his buddies in the state legislature are pushing a budget plan filled with cuts to education and other vital services, and giveaways to the rich and corporations.

    We cannot afford to continue selling out Pennsylvania’s future with budgets that fail to address the needs of working people in the commonwealth.

    Email your state senator and state representative now and tell them you demand a budget that restores vital funding and creates jobs for Pennsylvania.

  • Call Senator Kirk

    Call Senator Kirk and tell him you want a common sense immigration process with a roadmap to citizenship. Once you enter your information, you'll get a phone call at the number you entered. We'll connect you directly to the Senator's office.

  • Common Sense Immigration Reform Now

    This week, labor movement leaders from more than 20 states are in Washington, D.C., and in the halls of Congress.

    They're urging senators to support common-sense immigration reform that protects workers and includes a fair pathway to citizenship. We know you can't be in D.C., but you can still make your voice heard.

    Enter your information and send an email to your senators, urging them to support common-sense immigration reform. 

  • Commonsense Immigration Reform Now

    This week, labor movement leaders from more than 20 states are in Washington, D.C., and in the halls of Congress.

    They're urging senators to support commonsense immigration reform that protects workers and includes a fair road map to citizenship. We know you can't be in D.C., but you still can make your voice heard.

    Enter your information to the right and you'll get a phone call at the number you entered connecting you directly to your senator's office.

  • Tell the Fallucca Brothers: Meet with Workers

    Palermo’s Pizza workers and hundreds of supporters are marching to the home of Angelo Fallucca—one of the owners of Palermo’s Pizza—to demand that he and his brother finally sit down with workers.

    Send an e-mail to the Fallucca brothers now and tell them to meet with workers.

  • Llama al senador Rubio

    Llama al senador Rubio y dile que apoyas la reforma migratoria con un camino a la cuidadania. Después de consignar tu informaion, recibiras una llamada y te contecatermos directamente con el senador.

  • Email Senator Heller

    Email Senator Heller and tell him you want a common sense immigration process with a roadmap to citizenship. Once you enter your information, you'll get a phone call at the number you entered. We'll connect you directly to the Senator's office.

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  • Comparte tu historia

    Hay muchas historias de familias en Nevada que se mudaron a los EEUU para una vida mejor. Es el sueno Americano y queremos saber tu historia.

  • Llama al senador Heller

    Llama al senador Heller y dile que apoyas la reforma migratoria con un camino a la cuidadania. Después de consignar tu informaion, recibiras una llamada y te contecatermos directamente con el senador.

  • Envia un email al senador Heller

    Envia un email al senador Heller y dile que apoyas la reforma migratoria con un camino a la cuidadania.

  • Call Senators Rockefeller and Manchin

    Congress must act now to protect West Virginia workers from abusive companies that drive down wages by manipulating the current system. Call Senators Rockefeller and Manchin and tell them West Virginia needs a common sense immigration process with a roadmap to citizenship. Once your information is entered, you'll receive a phone call that connects you directly.

  • Call Sen. Hagan

    Call Sen. Hagan and tell her she's the key to unlocking a commonsense immigration process with a road map to citizenship. Once you enter your first name, last name, email address, phone number and ZIP code, you'll get a phone call at the number you entered. We'll connect you directly to the senator's office.

  • Share Your American Dream

    So many of Nevada's working families can tell the story of their family moving here, to make life better for themselves and their families. It's truly our American Dream, and we want to hear your story.

  • Call Sen. Heller

    Call Sen. Heller and tell him you want a commonsense immigration process with a road map to citizenship.

    Once you enter your information, you'll get a phone call at the number you entered. We'll connect you directly to the senator's office.

  • Call Sen. Rubio

    Call Sen. Rubio and tell him you want a commonsense immigration process with a road map to citizenship.

    Once you enter your information, you'll get a phone call at the number you entered. We'll connect you directly to the senator's office.

  • Sorry You Can't Make It

    Sorry you won't be able to make it to our phone bank.

    There are other opportunities, though, to stop "right to work" in Ohio.

    Sign up now and we'll get in touch shortly about other ways you can make a difference.

  • You'll Be Connected Soon

    In a few moments, you’ll receive a call at the phone number you entered that will connect you to Sen. Leahy.

    After your call, we’d love to hear how it went! Fill out the form to the right and let us know.

    Here’s a helpful guide for your call:

    Sen. Orrin Hatch could introduce amendments that will strip out worker protections from the bill. When you are connected, tell Sen. Leahy—the chairman of the committee that will consider the amendments—you want him to oppose the Hatch amendments.

    If you don't receive a call after a minute, please call 888-563-8430.

  • Make Sure Workers Are Protected

    Right now the Senate Judiciary Committee is considering amendments to the immigration bill that was introduced in the Senate.

    Some of these amendments—like the ones that could be introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch—are harmful for workers.

    Enter your information in the form on the right to call the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee—Sen. Patrick Leahy—and urge him to oppose the Hatch amendments now.   

  • Stop the Corporate Power Grab

    Corporate-funded politicians in the Senate are threatening to shut down the National Labor Relations Board, the independent agency that protects workers’ rights, and let CEOs run amok.

    Tell your senator to stop the corporate power grab and confirm the nominations now.

  • Lend Your Support

    Senator Rubio needs to hear from working families- sign up to call him to make sure his bill has a fair roadmap to citizenship.

  • Stop the Corporate Power Grab

    Corporate-funded politicians in the Senate are threatening to shut down the National Labor Relations Board, the independent agency that protects workers’ rights, and let CEOs run amok.

    Tell your senator to stop the corporate power grab and confirm the nominations now.

  • Stop the Corporate Power Grab

    Corporate-funded politicians in the Senate are threatening to shut down the National Labor Relations Board, the independent agency that protects workers’ rights, and let CEOs run amok.

    Tell your senator to stop the corporate power grab and confirm the nominations now.

  • Stop the Corporate Power Grab

    Corporate-funded politicians in the Senate are threatening to shut down the National Labor Relations Board, the independent agency that protects workers’ rights, and let CEOs run amok.

    Tell your senator to stop the corporate power grab and confirm the nominations now.

  • You'll Be Connected Soon

    In a few moments, you’ll receive a call at the phone number you entered that will connect you to your senator.

    After your call, we’d love to hear how it went! Fill out the form to the right and let us know.

    Here’s some talking points for your call:

    • I’m calling to ask you to support the confirmation of President Barack Obama’s five nominees to the National Labor Relations Board.
    • American workers need and deserve a functioning NLRB to protect their rights on the job.
    • The Senate needs to act or the Board will be shut down, leaving workers without remedies when they are illegally fired for organizing to improve their workplace conditions.
    • Please stand up for working families and confirm the nominations to the NLRB.

    If you don't receive a call after a minute, please call 1-888-825-1418.

  • Tell Senators: Confirm the NLRB Nominations

    The Senate is holding hearings and soon will vote on President Obama’s nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the independent agency that protects workers’ rights.

    We are anticipating that corporate lobbyists and extremist senators may try to shut down the NLRB by stopping the confirmation of the nominees.

    Call your senators now and ask them to stand up for working families and confirm the NLRB nominees.

  • Stop the Corporate Power Grab

    Corporate-funded politicians in the Senate are threatening to shut down the National Labor Relations Board, the independent agency that protects workers’ rights, and let CEOs run amok.

    Tell your senator to stop the corporate power grab and confirm the nominations now.

  • Stop the Corporate Power Grab

    Corporate-funded politicians in the Senate are threatening to shut down the National Labor Relations Board, the independent agency that protects workers’ rights, and let CEOs run amok.

    Tell your senator to stop the corporate power grab and confirm the nominations now.

  • Stop Corbett's Liquor Privatization Scheme

    Gov. Tom Corbett is pushing through a dangerous proposal to privatize Pennsylvania’s liquor services.

    Call your state senator and tell him or her to oppose Corbett’s wrongheaded privatization scheme because:

    • Corbett's plan would put public safety at risk and hurt our families and communities by allowing an unlimited amount of outlets to sell alcohol, which is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opposes such plans.
    • The Corbett plan could put as many as 17,000 workers at beer distributors and in the state wine and spirits stores out of work.
    • The state stores generate more than $500 million for Pennsylvania each year—and much of this revenue will be lost under Corbett's plan.
    • In Washington State, a recently privatized system similar to Corbett's proposal has led to INCREASED prices and LIMITED selection.
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    It's time for all of us to stand together to get a commonsense immigration process for all Americans. Tell Congress that you'll work to preserve the road map for all 11 million aspiring citizens.

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    Ya es tiempo para que todos nosotros nos unamos por una reforma migratoria  que sea justa y funcional para todos los estadounidenses. Dile al Congreso que apoyas una vía a la ciudadanía para los 11 millones de personas que aspiran a ser estadunidenses.

  • Patient Safety

    Nurses increasingly are put into impossible situations by hospital managers who demand they care for more patients than is safe. There is a proven method to save patient lives and save hospital money—mandated minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios.

    Tell Mayor Gray and the D.C. Council to pass the Patient Protection Act now.

  • Close the Walmart Loophole

    Each year, Walmart costs California taxpayers tens of millions of dollars by denying its workers health care coverage and forcing them to go on Medi-Cal.

    Legislators are considering a bill that would close a loophole that lets Walmart and other big corporations get out of covering this cost to taxpayers.

    The Assembly Health Committee is taking up the bill on Tuesday. Tell committee members to close the “Walmart loophole” NOW.

  • Tell Gov. Deal to Stand with Georgia Workers

    Right-wing legislators in Georgia passed a series of bills this year that attack workers’ rights and weaken the ability of local communities to hire skilled, local workers for taxpayer-funded projects.

    This legislation is now on Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk. Tell him to stand up for Georgia’s working families and veto these measures.

  • Tell ND Gov. Dalrymple: Don’t hurt locked out workers

    After passing pay raises for themselves, right-wing legislators in North Dakota approved a bill to deny unemployment benefits to locked out workers.

    That bill is now on North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s desk to sign into law. Tell Gov. Dalrymple to stand up for North Dakota working families and veto HB 1112.

  • Tell Gov. Dalrymple: Don’t hurt locked out workers

    After passing pay raises for themselves, right-wing legislators in Bismarck approved a bill to deny unemployment benefits to locked out workers.

    That bill is now on Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s desk to sign into law. Tell Gov. Dalrymple to stand up for North Dakota working families and veto HB 1112.

  • YOU'LL BE CONNECTED SOON

    In a few moments, you’ll receive a call at the phone number you entered that will connect you to your legislator.

    After your call, we’d love to hear how it went! Fill out the form to the right and let us know.

    Here’s a helpful guide for your call:

    The Senate just released the a bill to create a common sense immigration process. America’s unions support a roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million aspiring Americans living and working in this country and the Senate needs to know that. When you’re connected to your senator’s office, tell them your name, where you live, and that you’re calling to urge your senator to support a common sense immigration process that includes a roadmap to citizenship.

    If you don't receive a call after a minute, please call 1-888-979-9856.

  • The Time Is Now

    The Senate has introduced a bill for a common sense immigration process--and it includes a roadmap to citizenship. Call your Senator to let them know America's unions support a roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million aspiring Americans living and working in our country.

    The fight is on. The time is now. We need your voice.

    Enter your info to the right to call your members of Congress now and tell them you support the roadmap to citizenship.

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    President Obama may propose major cuts to Social Security and Medicare in the budget plan he releases next week.

    These cuts would hurt seniors, veterans and people with disabilities by allowing inflation to eat into their Social Security benefits and force middle-income seniors to pay higher premiums for Medicare.

    Sign the petition to President Obama now to tell him you oppose these cuts.

  • Don’t Let Congress Shut Down Workers’ Rights

    Anti-worker extremists in the House are trying to shut down the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)—the independent agency that protects workers’ rights—to rig the system even more in favor of their corporate donors.

    E-mail your representative now and tell him or her to vote NO on this anti-worker bill.

  • Obama’s Really Bad Idea

    President Obama may propose major cuts to Social Security and Medicare in the budget plan he releases next week.

    These cuts would hurt seniors, veterans and people with disabilities by allowing inflation to eat into their Social Security benefits and force middle-income seniors to pay higher premiums for Medicare.

    Sign the petition to President Obama now to tell him you oppose these cuts.

  • Stop Attacks on Georgia Workers

    Extreme legislators in Atlanta and their corporate donors are trying to ram through a series of bills to attack workers’ rights and weaken the ability of local communities to determine what works best for them.

    Tell your legislators to oppose these measures and focus on creating good jobs and strengthening Georgia’s economy instead.

  • Cancel The Sequester, Congress

    The sequester, a series of painful across-the-board cuts imposed by Congress, could be eliminated through legislative action. We're calling on Congress to end the sequester and its devastating effects on working families.

  • Cancel The Sequester, Congress

    The sequester, a series of painful across-the-board cuts imposed by Congress, could be eliminated through legislative action. We're calling on Congress to end the sequester and its devastating effects on working families.

  • DEMAND FINANCIAL PROTECTION

    We need a strong Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to protect the American people from Wall Street.

    American’s can’t afford another financial crisis—sign the petition and demand that your senator support the reconfirmation of Richard Cordray.

  • Gov. Corbett's Latest Outrage

    Gov. Tom Corbett is pushing through a dangerous proposal to privatize Pennsylvania’s liquor services.

    This scheme's a bad idea. It would cost 5,000 middle-class jobs, take away $500 million annually in revenue from Pennsylvania schools, hospitals and other vital services and lead to higher prices and less selection. Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention thinks privatization proposals like Corbett’s are the wrong way to go.

    Tell your state legislators you want them to oppose Corbett’s blatant giveaway to his corporate donors.

  • The Time Is Now

    It's time for all of us to stand together to get a common sense immigration process for all Americans. Join us and sign the pledge.

  • The Time Is Now

    It's time for all of us to stand together to get a common sense immigration process for all Americans. Join us and sign the pledge.

  • Stand Up for Locked-Out Workers

    Politicians in Bismarck are considering legislation that would deny unemployment benefits for any worker who is locked out through no fault of their own.

    Legislators are ignoring a state Supreme Court ruling that said workers are entitled to benefits under state law.

    Tell your senator to oppose cutting unemployment benefits for workers.

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  • Keep Our Transit Public

    State politicians are jeopardizing the service, safety and affordability of Atlanta's bus and rail service by proposing legislation that could allow a foreign company to operate MARTA. 

    For more than 40 years, we've kept the public in Atlanta's public transportation system. Tell your senator to keep it that way.

  • It’s International Women’s Day

    Women and girls around the world need your help. The UN Commission on the Status of Women meets this week, and they need to know that no government can afford not to support safety for women and girls. Sign the petition and make clear—we won't tolerate violence against women and girls.

  • The Time Is Now

    It's time for all of us to stand together to get a common sense immigration process for all Americans. Join us and sign the pledge.

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  • Raise the Minimum Wage

    Minnesota lawmakers are considering legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage. It's a great idea, but lawmakers need to do it right.

    Minnesota's minimum wage needs to be increased to $10.55 an hour to restore its true buying power. We also need to make sure the minimum wage keeps its value by indexing it to inflation and to ensure that tipped workers don't have their wages cut with a tip penalty.

    Tell your legislators to do the right thing.

  • Protect Our Citizens' Veto

    In 2011, extreme politicians and Gov. John Kasich bullied through SB 5, the unfair, unsafe attack on collective bargaining rights of firefighters, teachers, nurses and police officers. Later, the same extremists came after us with voter suppression, but our citizens' voice won again.

    Well the extremists aren’t backing down and rather than work on doing what the people want—creating good jobs and ensuring the 1% pay their fair share—they now want take away our right to a citizens’ veto.

    Tell your senator to oppose this extreme attack on our rights.

  • Stand With Farm Workers

    It’s been nearly six years since workers starting organizing to improve living and working conditions. They’ve taken their case to Reynolds American, the largest tobacco company in North Carolina, to ask them to put pressure on the tobacco farmers they contract with to guarantee their workers have freedom of association and the right to engage in collective bargaining.

    But executives at Reynolds have been dragging their feet. If Reynolds won’t listen to workers, maybe they’ll listen to 7-Eleven, which is a major purchaser of their products.

    Send a letter now to 7-Eleven CEO Joseph DePinto and tell him you’re concerned about farm workers’ struggle for a voice on the job.

  • Stand for Jobs, Not Cuts

    If the bullies in Congress get their way, working families will pay.

    They are holding the economy ransom to get cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits. One proposal they’re pushing right now, called chained CPI, is a cut to Social Security COLA, which would allow inflation to eat away at benefits for seniors, veterans and families.

    Benefit cuts are the wrong path to take. We need our legislators to focus on creating jobs and strengthening our economy, not cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid for working families.

  • Stop Attacks on Georgia Workers and Communities

    Extreme legislators in Atlanta and their corporate donors are trying to ram through a series of bills to attack workers’ rights and weaken the ability of local communities to determine what works best for them.

    Tell your legislators to oppose these measures and focus on creating good jobs and strengthening Georgia’s economy instead.

  • Sorry You Can't Make It

    Sorry you won't be able to make it to our phone bank.

    There are other opportunities, though, to stop "right to work" in Ohio.

    Sign up now and we'll get in touch shortly about other ways you can make a difference.

  • Stand Up to the Hostage Takers

    The bullies in Congress are threatening to hold our economy hostage to get their way on painful benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other important programs.

    Sign our petition to let these extreme right-wing legislators know you won’t stand for it.

  • Stand Up to the Hostage Takers

    The bullies in Congress are threatening to hold our economy hostage to get their way on painful benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other important programs.

    Sign our petition to let these extreme right-wing legislators know you won’t stand for it.

  • Sorry You Can't Make It

    Sorry you want be able to attend an event for the February 20th day of action.

    You can still fight the bullies in Congress and make your members of Congress listen to us, not Wall Street, by signing our petition.

  • I’m Standing Up to the Bullies

    Bullies in Congress are threatening to let job-killing, across-the-board budget cuts go forward and to cause a government default that would derail the economic recovery—all to get their way on benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and to keep tax loopholes flowing for Wall Street and the richest 2%.

    Enter your info to the right to call your members of Congress now and tell them to stand up to these bullies.

  • You'll Be Connected Soon

    In a minute, you’ll receive a call that will connect you to your legislator.

    After you complete your call, let us know how it went and what your elected officials or their staff told you.

    Here are some talking points you can use for your call:

    • I’m calling because I’ve been following the news about the fiscal showdown and I wanted to make my voice heard on the issue.
    • I voted in November for leaders in Washington to work on creating jobs, not push an agenda to hurt working families while rewarding the rich even more.
    • Right now, I’m afraid some members of Congress are trying to push a dangerous budget austerity agenda that would punish working people.
    • As one of your constituents, I want you to know I think that’s the wrong vision for America.
    • I’m calling on you to oppose any benefits cuts to Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid, to close loopholes for Wall Street and the richest 2% of Americans and to vote to cancel the across-the-board cuts—also known as sequestration—that could tank the economy.

    If you don't receive a call after a minute, please call 1-888-825-1418.

  • I’m Standing Up to the Bullies

    Bullies in Congress are threatening to let job-killing, across-the-board budget cuts go forward and to cause a government default that would derail the economic recovery—all to get their way on benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and to keep tax loopholes flowing for Wall Street and the richest 2%.

    Enter your info to the right to call your members of Congress now and tell them to stand up to these bullies.

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    In a minute, you’ll receive a call that will connect you to your legislator.

    After you complete your call, let us know how it went and what your elected officials or their staff told you.

    Here are some talking points you can use for your call:

    • I’m calling because I’ve been following the news about the fiscal showdown and I wanted to make my voice heard on the issue.
    • I voted in November for leaders in Washington to work on creating jobs, not push an agenda to hurt working families while rewarding the rich even more.
    • Right now, I’m afraid some members of Congress are trying to push a dangerous budget austerity agenda that would punish working people.
    • As one of your constituents, I want you to know I think that’s the wrong vision for America.
    • I’m calling on you to oppose any benefits cuts to Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid, to close loopholes for Wall Street and the richest 2% of Americans and to vote to cancel the across-the-board cuts—also known as sequestration—that could tank the economy.

    If you don't receive a call after a minute, please call 1-888-825-1418.

  • Don’t Silence Our Voices

    "Right to work" and paycheck deception legislation under consideration in the Missouri legislature would put our safety at risk by silencing the voices of our state's teachers, nurses and firefighters.

    This legislation would put a chokehold on working families’ participation in our state's political process and further tilt the balance of power in favor of wealthy corporate interest groups.

    Tell your legislators enough is enough.

  • Stand Up to the Hostage Takers

    The bullies in Congress are threatening to hold our economy hostage to get their way on painful benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other important programs.

    Sign our petition to let these extreme right-wing legislators know you won’t stand for it.

  • The Time Is Now

    It's time for all of us to stand together to get a common sense immigration process for all Americans. Join us and sign the pledge.

  • The Time Is Now

    It's time for all of us to stand together to get a commonsense immigration process for all Americans. Tell Congress you'll work to preserve the road map for all 11 million aspiring citizens.

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  • Become a Message Mover

    We're fighting back against the negative stories the national news media is putting out about our movement by establishing a Message Movers team--folks who are willing to push back against biased stories about unions through social media and email.

    Can you join in? You're a powerful voice in making sure that the great work of the labor movement is being spread far and wide.

  • Thanks for Filling Out Our Survey

    Thanks for letting us know what you want the next labor secretary to focus on.

    We've started a Message Movers team of people willing to push back against biased stories about unions through social media and email.

    Sign up today!

  • Stop Attacks on Iowa Workers

    Extreme politicians in Des Moines are trying to ram through a constitutional amendment to put “right to work” for less into our Constitution.

    The last thing Iowans need is divisive attacks on working families.

    Tell members of the House Labor Committee—which is scheduled to take up the legislation this week—to stop wasting time on this partisan measure and instead focus on legislation that creates good jobs and gets Iowans back to work.

  • Thanks for Reporting your Letter

    Thanks for letting us know where your letter-to-the-editor was published.

    One more thing. We've started a Message Movers team of people willing to push back against biased stories about unions through social media and email.

    Can you join in? You're a powerful voice in making sure that the great work of the labor movement is being spread far and wide.

  • Did you get published?

    Thanks for taking action on our fiscal showdown letter-to-the-editor campaign.

    If your letter was published, we want to know.

    Please fill out the form to the right to tell us which newspaper picked it up.

  • Put Kids' Safety First

    Mayor Bloomberg and city officials are trying to remove a requirement that ensures the safety of New York City kids by allowing the city to hire less skilled bus crews to transport kids to school.

    Tell the mayor and city officials you want him to put the safety of our kids first by keeping this provision in any future bus driver contracts.

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    With the new Congress, we need real change. Americans have been waiting impatiently for discussion and debate on immigration and the economic stagnation that has destroyed the American dream.

    For too long now in the U.S. Senate, tactics like the filibuster have been misused and abused. We have a chance to restore the filibuster to its original purpose and to streamline Senate procedures.

    Ask your senators to co-sponsor Senate Resolution 4, which would make meaningful Senate rules changes, including requiring senators to speak on the floor if they wish to filibuster.

  • Tell President Obama and Congress: Hold the Line Against Social Security Benefit Cuts

    Republicans once again are demanding benefit cuts to pay for tax cuts for the rich, and threatening to harm the economy unless they get their way.  

    House Speaker John Boehner’s recent “Plan B” proposal would extend tax cuts on income between $250,000 and $1 million a year—which would benefit millionaires as well. In fact, about half of the Boehner tax cut would go to millionaires.

    At the same time, Republicans are demanding to cut Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments through the so-called “Chained CPI.”

    Tell your legislators and President Obama to reject House Speaker Boehner’s proposal to extend tax cuts for the richest Americans and that they oppose any cuts to Social Security, Medicaid or Medicare benefits, regardless of who proposes them.

  • Become a Message Mover

    We're fighting back against the negative stories the national news media is putting out about our movement by establishing a Message Movers team--folks who are willing to push back against biased stories about unions through social media and email.

    Can you join in? You're a powerful voice in making sure that the great work of the labor movement is being spread far and wide.

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  • Stop the Internet Clamp Down

    The Internet as we know it is at risk.

    The International Telecommunications Union (or ITU), a United Nations agency, is considering new rules that could clamp down on the fundamental freedoms of citizens online. These proposed regulatory changes are being put forward by a group of giant internet corporations and countries including China, Egypt and Saudi Arabia—countries that already impose heavy restrictions on internet freedoms.

    Under their proposals, governments and companies all over the world would be able to restrict internet access and monitor what we do online.

    Sign the petition now.

    Internet governance decisions should be made in a transparent manner with genuine multi-stakeholder participation from civil society, governments, and the private sector. We call on United States government, the International Telecommunications Union and its member states to embrace transparency and reject any proposals that might expand ITU authority to areas of Internet governance that threaten the exercise of human rights online.
  • I’m Standing with Hostess Workers

    Hostess workers are being scapegoated because they are standing up to corporate greed.

    Hostess' executives are now blaming workers for poor decisions they made that drove Hostess into the ground.

    What’s happening here is a classic Wall Street tactic—blame the little guy so that they can cover their greedy corporate policies that are gutting the middle class.

    Sign our pledge to stand with Hostess workers and against the tide of corporate greed wrecking our economy.

    I’m pledging to support brave Hostess workers who are taking a stand against the corporate race-to-the-bottom. Crony capitalism and consistently poor management, not workers, drove Hostess into the ground. This is wrong. It has to stop. It’s wrecking America.
  • TELL CONGRESS: PROTECT OUR FUTURE

    We only have a few weeks to make sure President Obama and Congress do everything they can to rebuild the middle class. The stakes are huge and we're up against millions of dollars from the same corporations and right-wing billionaires that spent record amounts trying to elect Mitt Romney. It’s up to us to fight for working families.

    Sign the petition now to tell Congress end the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% and no cuts to Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid benefits.

    End the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% and oppose any efforts to cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits.
  • TELL CONGRESS: PROTECT OUR FUTURE

    Ten years ago a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem and no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-team.

    There's a voice that keeps on calling me. Down the road, that's where I'll always be. Every stop I make, I make a new friend. Can't stay for long, just turn around and I'm gone again. Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down, Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on

  • TELL CONGRESS: PROTECT OUR FUTURE

    We only have a few weeks to make sure President Obama and Congress do everything they can to rebuild the middle class. The stakes are huge and we're up against millions of dollars from the same corporations and right-wing billionaires that spent record amounts trying to elect Mitt Romney. It’s up to us to fight like hell for working families.

    End the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% and oppose any efforts to cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits.
  • Share Your Story

    We’ve heard from working families all over the country who’ve told us that Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security are essential programs that we just can’t cut.
    The fight is urgent—we need stories from every single one of you to make sure Congress knows that these aren't just programs, they're your lives.

  • TELL CONGRESS: PROTECT OUR FUTURE

    We only have a few weeks to make sure President Obama and Congress do everything they can to rebuild the middle class. The stakes are huge and we're up against millions of dollars from the same corporations and right-wing billionaires that spent record amounts trying to elect Mitt Romney. It’s up to us to fight like hell for working families.

    End the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% and oppose any efforts to cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits.
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    In the past week, we’ve heard countless stories about workers who’ve done truly extraordinary things in the face of this emergency -- firefighters and police officers, electrical workers and nurses, service employees and letter carriers protecting and rebuilding devastated communities.

    Workers are doing the impossibly hard work of rebuilding after this disaster -- and they’re not close to finished. Please take a moment to say thanks and let them know we’re standing with them.

    We'll deliver this card on Thursday to local unions to share with the workers who need our support.

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    In the past week, we’ve heard countless stories about workers who’ve done truly extraordinary things in the face of this emergency -- firefighters and police officers, electrical workers and nurses, service employees and letter carriers protecting and rebuilding devastated communities.

    Workers are doing the impossibly hard work of rebuilding after this disaster -- and they’re not close to finished. Please take a moment to say thanks and let them know we’re standing with them.

    We'll deliver this card on Thursday to local unions to share with the workers who need our support.

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    In the past week, we’ve heard countless stories about workers who’ve done truly extraordinary things in the face of this emergency -- firefighters and police officers, electrical workers and nurses, service employees and letter carriers protecting and rebuilding devastated communities.

    Workers are doing the impossibly hard work of rebuilding after this disaster -- and they’re not close to finished. Please take a moment to say thanks and let them know we’re standing with them.

    We'll deliver this card on Thursday to local unions to share with the workers who need our support.

  • I was helped by Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security

    Mutley, you snickering, floppy eared hound. When courage is needed, you're never around. Those medals you wear on your moth-eaten chest should be there for bungling at which you are best. So, stop that pigeon, stop that pigeon, stop that pigeon, stop that pigeon, stop that pigeon, stop that pigeon, stop that pigeon. Howwww! Nab him, jab him, tab him, grab him, stop that pigeon now.

  • Stand Up to American Crystal Sugar Greed

    The CEO and board members of American Crystal Sugar—the nation’s largest sugar beet processor—have blocked 1,300 workers from their jobs for more than a year, denying them incomes and health care benefits.

    What’s worse, ACS made record profits last year and paid CEO David Berg $2.4 million in compensation. All this while workers and families struggle to make ends meet, small businesses—that rely on workers to keep the doors open—have been forced to close, and sugar beet farmers are making less and being forced to “turn under” their crops.

    Watch this video then sign the pledge to boycott American Crystal Sugar.

  • Stand Up to American Crystal Sugar Greed

    The CEO and board members of American Crystal Sugar—the nation’s largest sugar beet processor—have blocked 1,300 workers from their jobs for more than a year, denying them incomes and health care benefits.

    What’s worse, ACS made record profits last year and paid CEO David Berg $2.4 million in compensation. All this while workers and families struggle to make ends meet, small businesses—that rely on workers to keep the doors open—have been forced to close, and sugar beet farmers are making less and being forced to “turn under” their crops.

    Watch this video then sign the pledge to boycott American Crystal Sugar.

  • Stand Up to American Crystal Sugar Greed

    The CEO and board members of American Crystal Sugar—the nation’s largest sugar beet processor—have blocked 1,300 workers from their jobs for more than a year, denying them incomes and health care benefits.

    What’s worse, ACS made record profits last year and paid CEO David Berg $2.4 million in compensation. All this while workers and families struggle to make ends meet, small businesses—that rely on workers to keep the doors open—have been forced to close, and sugar beet farmers are making less and being forced to “turn under” their crops.

    Watch this video then sign the pledge to boycott American Crystal Sugar.

  • Stand Up to American Crystal Sugar Greed

    The CEO and board members of American Crystal Sugar (ACS)—the nation’s largest sugar beet processor—have blocked 1,300 workers from their jobs for more than a year, denying them incomes and health care benefits.

    What’s worse, ACS made record profits last year and paid CEO David Berg $2.4 million in compensation. All this while workers and families struggle to make ends meet, small businesses—that rely on workers to keep the doors open—have been forced to close, and sugar beet farmers are making less and being forced to “turn under” their crops.

    Sign our boycott pledge to let CEO Berg and ACS board members know you won’t stand for their corporate greed.

  • Tell American Crystal Sugar to End the Lockout

    No matter where they work, it's better when we have trained, professional workers on the job. Whether it's referees, teachers or sugar workers, workplace safety matters. Over a year ago, American Crystal Sugar locked out more than 1,300 workers in the Midwest in an attempt to break the employees' union. Now the company is risking this year's harvest and the stability of local communities by sacrificing these good jobs to sweeten its corporate profits. Fight back against corporate greed and help American Crystal workers get back to work and get a fair deal.

    Please sign our petition to CEO David Berg to urge him to end the lockout.

  • We Need Professionals On and Off the Field

     No matter where they work, it's better when we have trained, professional workers on the job. Whether its referees, teachers, or sugar beet farmers, workplace safety matters. Over a year ago, American Crystal Sugar locked out more than 1,300 workers in the Midwest in an attempt to break the employees' union. Now the company is risking this year's harvest and the stability of local communities by sacrificing these good jobs to sweeten its corporate profits. Fight back against corporate greed and help American Crystal workers get back to work by signing our petition to CEO David Berg.

  • Tell the NFL: End the Lockout of Union Referees Now

    This football season has become a disaster because of the greed of NFL management and team owners—who brought in over $8.3 billion in revenue last year—and who would rather make a quick buck at the expense of NFL players’ safety, NFL fans and the integrity of America’s game.

    Instead of settling a fair contract with experienced union referees, owners chose to lock out refs and replace them with untrained non-union officials.

    Sign the petition below calling on NFL management to end the lockout and settle a fair deal with union referees.

  • Tell Romney and Ryan You Won't Let Them Wave Goodbye to Medicare

    Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan seem to think they’re starring in some sort of Hollywood film with a plot that ends badly for everyone but them and their rich buddies.

    Don’t let their Hollywood movie become a horror show for working families.

    Sign our pledge below to let Romney and Ryan know you won’t stand for their plans to cut Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid and further shift the tax burden from the wealthy to the middle class.

  • Sign the Second Bill of Rights

    Economic security shouldn’t be a privilege only the richest in our country have access to. It should be a right for everyone in the United States.

    All of us should have a right to full employment and a living wage, full participation in the electoral process, a voice at work, quality education and a secure, healthy future.

    We need to hold politicians accountable for their votes on these issues and make sure they listen to us after November, not just their deep-pocketed donors.

    Take action below by signing your name in support of economic rights for all and tell us which issues are most important to you:

  • Stand Up for Economic Rights for All

    It’s been almost 70 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt put forth his proposal for an economic Bill of Rights. It was a simple idea that “true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence.”

    Flash forward to today and things haven’t changed much for working families since Roosevelt’s proposal. Income inequality continues to grow. Wages have declined. Access to quality education is narrowing.

    At the same time, extreme politicians are trying to limit the right to vote for millions of Americans. Big Business and right-wing billionaires also are flooding our electoral process with cash to further policies that only benefit them. It’s time we took a stand.

    Take action below by signing your name to the Second Bill of Rights and we will deliver it to public officials at the Republican and Democratic conventions.

  • Tell Cozza Workers

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  • Tell Costco: Support Palermo’s Pizza Workers

    Costco can make the difference for workers fighting for improved working and safety conditions on the job, but Palermo's Pizza workers need us to put the pressure on. 

    As the largest purchaser of Palermo's products, Costco pressure will sway Palermo's executives to stand with workers. 

    Pizza workers have been on strike for nearly two months now, fighting for improved working and safety conditions. Palermo’s executives have responded by starting a smear campaign to discredit the legitimate efforts of workers to organize for respect and dignity on the job.

    Though Palermo’s CEOs are digging in their heels, we're not giving up.

    Take action below by demanding Costco stand with Palermo’s wokers.

  • Stand Up for Economic Rights for All

    It’s been almost 70 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt put forth his proposal for an economic Bill of Rights. It was a simple idea that “true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence.”

    Flash forward to today and things haven’t changed much for working families since Roosevelt’s proposal. Income inequality continues to grow. Wages have declined. Access to quality education is narrowing.

    At the same time, extreme politicians are trying to limit the right to vote for millions of Americans. Big Business and right-wing billionaires also are flooding our electoral process with cash to further policies that only benefit them. It’s time we took a stand.

    Take action below by signing your name to the Second Bill of Rights and we will deliver it to public officials at the Republican and Democratic conventions.

  • Tell Costco: Support Palermo’s Pizza Workers

    Costco can make the difference for workers fighting for improved working and safety conditions on the job, but Palermo's Pizza workers need us to put the pressure on. 

    As the largest purchaser of Palermo's products, Costco pressure will sway Palermo's executives to stand with workers. 

    Pizza workers have been on strike for nearly two months now, fighting for improved working and safety conditions. Palermo’s executives have responded by starting a smear campaign to discredit the legitimate efforts of workers to organize for respect and dignity on the job.

    Though Palermo’s CEOs are digging in their heels, we're not giving up.

    In the coming weeks, working families across the country will be visiting a Costco in their area to make sure Costco and its customers know what's going on at Palermo’s. 

    Take action below by demanding Costco stand with Palermo’s wokers.

  • Tell Costco: Support Palermo’s Pizza Workers

    Costco can make the difference for workers fighting for improved working and safety conditions on the job, but Palermo's Pizza workers need us to put the pressure on. 

    As the largest purchaser of Palermo's products, Costco pressure will sway Palermo's executives to stand with workers. 

    Pizza workers have been on strike for nearly two months now, fighting for improved working and safety conditions. Palermo’s executives have responded by starting a smear campaign to discredit the legitimate efforts of workers to organize for respect and dignity on the job.

    Though Palermo’s CEOs are digging in their heels, we're not giving up.

    In the coming weeks, working families across the country will be visiting a Costco in their area to make sure Costco and its customers know what's going on at Palermo’s. 

    Take action below by demanding Costco stand with Palermo’s wokers.

  • Tell Costco: Support Palermo’s Pizza Workers

    Costco can make the difference for workers fighting for improved working and safety conditions on the job, but Palermo's Pizza workers need us to put the pressure on. 

    As the largest purchaser of Palermo's products, Costco pressure will sway Palermo's executives to stand with workers. 

    Pizza workers have been on strike for nearly two months now, fighting for improved working and safety conditions. Palermo’s executives have responded by starting a smear campaign to discredit the legitimate efforts of workers to organize for respect and dignity on the job.

    Though Palermo’s CEOs are digging in their heels, we're not giving up.

    In the coming weeks, working families across the country will be visiting a Costco in their area to make sure Costco and its customers know what's going on at Palermo’s. 

    Take action below by demanding Costco stand with Palermo’s wokers.

  • Tell Costco: Support Palermo’s Pizza Workers

    Costco can make the difference for workers fighting for improved working and safety conditions on the job, but Palermo's Pizza workers need us to put the pressure on. 

    As the largest purchaser of Palermo's products, Costco pressure will sway Palermo's executives to stand with workers. 

    Pizza workers have been on strike for nearly two months now, fighting for improved working and safety conditions. Palermo’s executives have responded by starting a smear campaign to discredit the legitimate efforts of workers to organize for respect and dignity on the job.

    Though Palermo’s CEOs are digging in their heels, we're not giving up.

    In the coming weeks, working families across the country will be visiting a Costco in their area to make sure Costco and its customers know what's going on at Palermo’s. 

    Take action below by demanding Costco stand with Palermo’s wokers.

  • Tell President Obama: We Need a Trade Policy That Works for Working Families

    President Barack Obama and his trade team are in talks right now with 10 other countries to create the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPP FTA), the biggest trade agreement in U.S. history.

    Past FTAs have accelerated the shift of jobs overseas, made it harder for our own government to spend our tax dollars on Made in America products and put corporate profits before the interests of working families here and in other countries.

    It’s past time for our leaders to support trade rules that reward companies that invest in America so we can rebuild our nation. Creating good jobs at home starts with a commitment to a new trade policy—not more of the same failed policies of the past.

    If we want to bring jobs home, the last thing we need is another bad trade agreement.

    Sign our petition to President Obama and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to demand they negotiate trade agreements that support creating good jobs in the United States and protect workers’ rights here and abroad.

  • Tell Congress: Stop Playing Politics with Jobs, Pass the Surface Transportation Bill Now

    If Congress does not act soon to pass a surface transportation bill, good jobs for construction workers may be lost and the safety of our roads and bridges could be in jeopardy.

    Right now, a conference committee of House and Senate leaders is trying to finalize a version of the bill based on measures passed by the Senate and House earlier this year.

    Unfortunately, some extreme Republicans are putting their right-wing agenda first and, in the process, holding hostage family-sustaining jobs and starving funding for badly needed infrastructure projects that would make our highways and bridges safer.

    Creating jobs in this country, not overseas, should be our Number One priority, and a surface transportation bill with long-term solutions to fixing our highway and transit systems is a major step in the right direction.

    Please e-mail your members of Congress and urge them to come together to pass a surface transportation bill that creates and saves family-sustaining jobs while fixing our crumbling bridges, roads and transportation system and keeps Davis-Bacon prevailing wage and Buy America protections in place for projects financed by the bill.

  • Spread the Word: It’s Time to Bring Jobs Home

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    Working families are gearing up to demand call for elected leaders to stop helping companies outsource jobs and instead support the patriotic companies that create jobs here.

    You can take action right now by doing two things:

    1. Share the graphic to the right on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Pinterest.

    2. Sign the petition below to let lawmakers and corporations know that you are putting them on notice that you want them to work to support comprehensive solutions to create good jobs now.

  • Tell Your Rep to Oppose Putting Corporate Donors Before Jobs and Schools

    Extreme politicians and their deep-pocketed donors are trying to take over Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits stores.
     
    This plan—HB 11—would eliminate thousands of middle-class jobs, take away revenue from our schools, colleges and hospitals, put public safety at risk and increase prices and lower selection for consumers.
     
    Send an email now to your Representative opposing this legislation by filling out the form below.

  • Tell Your Senator to Oppose Attacks on PA Unemployed Workers

    In Pennsylvania, the unemployed and their families are under attack.

    The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Fund in Pennsylvania is insolvent, and has been for several years. Because of insolvency employers have borrowed more than $3.5 billion dollars from the federal government to ensure that those individuals harmed the most in this recession – the unemployed – are able to receive their insurance benefits.

    Now, when the bill is due, employers want a billion dollar bailout and long-term tax breaks. Big businesses and corporations are not taking responsibility for the crisis they caused; instead they want the unemployed to pay for the problem they created, by annually cutting 48,000 unemployed workers from being eligible to receive unemployment insurance. When workers bills are due, we don’t get discounts and bailouts. We are expected to pay WITH INTEREST.

    Some conservative members of the State Legislature are planning on passing legislation that would cut 48,000 people annually from UI eligibility in exchange for long-term tax breaks and bailouts for businesses and corporations.

    It’s time for Pennsylvania legislators to start taking care of workers and not keep expecting them to pay for business tax cuts and bailouts.

    Please send an email to your Senator and ask him/her to oppose these cuts by filling out your information below.

  • Take the Pledge: Build on the Historic Movement We Started in Wisconsin

    With your help, working families built a historic movement in Wisconsin that took back the Senate from anti-worker politicians and will last long past this recall election.

    We can’t let up now. Extremist politicians and their deep-pocketed allies will do what they can to move Walker-style attacks on working families, education, health care and voters’ rights across the country.

    Sign our pledge to help turn this moment into a movement to protect good jobs, working families and workplace rights, and we will make sure you are the first to hear about how you can help stop attacks on working families in your state and across the country.

  • Take the Pledge: Build the Historic Movement We Started in Wisconsin

    With your help, working families just made history by recalling Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and some of his political allies in the Senate—taking back the state from Walker’s extreme, anti-worker agenda.

    But we can’t let up now. Extremist politicians and their deep-pocketed allies will do what they can to mount Walker-style attacks on working families, education, health care and voters’ rights across the country.

    Sign our pledge to help turn this moment into a movement to continue to protect good jobs, working families and workplace rights, and we will make sure you are the first to hear about how you can help stop attacks on working families in your state and across the country.

  • Tell Your Senator to Oppose Attacks on PA Unemployed Workers

    In Pennsylvania, the unemployed and their families are under attack.

    The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Fund in Pennsylvania is insolvent, and has been for several years. Because of insolvency employers have borrowed more than $3.5 billion dollars from the federal government to ensure that those individuals harmed the most in this recession – the unemployed – are able to receive their insurance benefits.

    Now, when the bill is due, employers want a billion dollar bailout and long-term tax breaks. Big businesses and corporations are not taking responsibility for the crisis they caused; instead they want the unemployed to pay for the problem they created, by annually cutting 48,000 unemployed workers from being eligible to receive unemployment insurance. When workers bills are due, we don’t get discounts and bailouts. We are expected to pay WITH INTEREST.

    Some conservative members of the State Legislature are planning on passing legislation that would cut 48,000 people annually from UI eligibility in exchange for long-term tax breaks and bailouts for businesses and corporations.

    It’s time for Pennsylvania legislators to start taking care of workers and not keep expecting them to pay for business tax cuts and bailouts.

    Please send an email to your Senator and ask him/her to oppose these cuts by filling out your information below.

  • Stop Prison Abuse in Michigan

    Let’s stop the GEO Group from coming back to Michigan.  It’s a private company with a history of PRISON ABUSE so bad they were kicked out of Mississippi.  But one of their corporate VPs gave a contribution to a key legislator, who then introduced a bill to let the company back into our state.

    Say NO to Pay-for-Play.  Contact key Michigan state legislators and tell them to STOP prison abuse.

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  • Tell AZ Lawmakers to Withdraw from ALEC

    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is the secretive organization behind radical policies like “Shoot First” laws, voter suppression laws and anti-worker measures.

    While companies such as Pepsi, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Wendy’s, KRAFT, Intuit and Arizona Public Service, the largest energy company in Arizona, have withdrawn from ALEC, some legislators in Arizona continue to push ALEC's extremist legislation.

    Watch this great video from CBS Phoenix, then sign the petition below to call on Arizona legislators to withdraw from ALEC.


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  • Urge the SEC to Force CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosure

    CEO pay is out of control. But you can help rein it in. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires companies to report their CEO-to-worker pay ratio to investors. Disclosing this pay ratio will shame companies into lowering CEO pay. The SEC has yet to adopt this provision of the Dodd-Frank law.

    Please write to the Securities and Exchange Commission now. Urge the SEC to propose rules requiring companies to publicly disclose their CEO-to-worker pay ratio.

  • URGENT: Act Now to Protect Workers’ Right to Vote

    The right wing is at it again. And this time, they’ve got fair elections for workers in the crosshairs.

    In December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a rule that modernizes the NLRB election process and helps ensure workers have a fair way to form a union without unfair delays and manipulation of the process by employers. But anti-worker politicians in Congress are trying to ram through a resolution that would undo this modest step forward for workers.

    This is an outrageous workers’ rights attack, and that’s why we need you to make your voice heard. Please take action now.

  • Don't Put Corporations Ahead of Kids

    Tell your state legislators not to put corporate profits ahead of the education our kids need.

  • T-Mobile: Save American Jobs

    On March 22, T-Mobile announced the closing of seven call centers around the United States, a decision that will cut 3,300 American jobs.

    Write T-Mobile’s CEO Philipp Humm and tell him to keep U.S. call centers open.

    Feel free to use our draft message below, but including your own story or message is the best way to tell Humm there are real people behind these job cuts. A sentence or two from you is the most powerful message there is.

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  • T-Mobile: Save American Jobs

    On March 22, T-Mobile announced the closing of seven call centers around the United States, a decision that will cut 3,300 American jobs.

    Write T-Mobile’s CEO Philipp Humm and tell him to keep U.S. call centers open.

    Feel free to use our draft message below, but including your own story or message is the best way to tell Humm there are real people behind these job cuts. A sentence or two from you is the most powerful message there is.

  • USDA: Don’t Play Chicken With My Family’s Safety

    The USDA’s decision to let the chicken industry self-inspect while speeding up the chicken inspection process would kill hundreds of jobs of the safety inspectors we count on and put the safety of our families at risk.

    Please take action by signing the petition below to urge the USDA to rescind this dangerous proposed rule.

  • Staggering jobs crisis

    It’s staggering. More than 17 percent of construction trades workers are looking for jobs.

    Meanwhile, 68,842 American bridges are deficient. More than 282 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. And many public transit systems have serious problems and are in need of critical upgrades.

    But obstructionists in the House of Representatives—led by House Speaker John Boehner—are refusing to pass the Senate’s bipartisan surface transportation bill.

    Tell Speaker Boehner and GOP obstructionists: Stop holding jobs and public safety hostage—pass the Senate’s bipartisan surface transportation bill immediately!

  • Staggering jobs crisis

    It’s staggering. More than 17 percent of construction trades workers are looking for jobs.

    Meanwhile, 68,842 American bridges are deficient. More than 282 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. And many public transit systems have serious problems and are in need of critical upgrades.

    But obstructionists in the House of Representatives—led by House Speaker John Boehner—are refusing to pass the Senate’s bipartisan surface transportation bill.

    Tell Speaker Boehner and GOP obstructionists: Stop holding jobs and public safety hostage—pass the Senate’s bipartisan surface transportation bill immediately!

  • Ask Verizon Wireless Regional President to Meet with Labor & Community Leaders!

    Denver Area Labor Federation President John Fleck, Interfaith Worker Justice leader Rev. Mariah Hayden, and Denver City Councilperson Susan Shepherd have asked the regional president of Verizon Wireless for a meeting on March 22nd. They want to express their support, in person, for the CWA workers in Verizon's landline division who continue to fight for a decent contract in the face of the company's attempts to slash worker and retiree benefits, make it easier to outsource jobs, and generally line the pockets of their executives at the expense of their workers. Jobs with Justice is asking our members to e-mail Melanie Braidich, the regional president for Verizon Wireless, to ask her to agree to this meeting to hear the concerns of labor and community leaders here in Denver.

    If you are a Verizon Wireless customer, please say so in the message below and include your phone number in the message!

  • Urgent: The JOBS (killing) Act

    Urgent: Congress is rushing to deregulate Wall Street—pushing a cynically named “JOBS Act.” This bill could pass as early as Monday.

    The good news is, Sens. Jack Reed, Mary Landrieu and Carl Levin introduced the INVEST in America Act, a bill to amend the "JOBS Act" and reduce the harm it will do to working families. 

    We need your help to tell the U.S. Senate that working families support the amendments contained in the INVEST in America Act of 2012 and oppose the misleadingly named JOBS Act. Please take action now.

  • Urgent: The JOBS (killing) Act

    Urgent: Congress is rushing to deregulate Wall Street—pushing a cynically named “JOBS Act.” This bill could pass as early as Monday.

    The good news is, Sens. Jack Reed, Mary Landrieu and Carl Levin introduced the INVEST in America Act, a bill to amend the "JOBS Act" and reduce the harm it will do to working families. 

    We need your help to tell the U.S. Senate that working families support the amendments contained in the INVEST in America Act of 2012 and oppose the misleadingly named JOBS Act. Please take action now.

  • Voting Is The Foundation Of Our Democracy

    House Bill 934 (the Voter Photo ID Bill) would require voters to show non-expired Pennsylvania or Federally-issued photo ID in order to vote. If passed, voters who lack or can’t get the required ID stand to be disenfranchised.

    Tell your State Senator to VOTE NO on HB 934.

    Remember – Elections cannot be free and fair if eligible voters are not allowed to vote!

  • This Bill Would Make My Father Ashamed

    A Petition By Martin Luther King III

    Extreme lawmakers in the Georgia legislature are pushing a bill designed to intimidate those who would engage in protest activities, such as picketing or sit-ins. This is an effort to silence protesters who are standing up for economic justice.

    My father, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died fighting for economic justice. Before his assassination in 1968, one of the ways he supported striking sanitation workers in Memphis was joining them on the picket line.

    It’s shocking to me that, 44 years after my father’s death, extreme Georgia legislators are trying to silence today’s peaceful protesters. My father would not back down from this bill and we cannot either. Please add your name to this petition.

  • Bring call center jobs back home

    Bring Call Centers HomeTell Congress to support The United States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Bill

    With American families struggling, it's time for companies to bring good jobs home. Foreign call centers not only ship jobs abroad, but they endanger our confidential personal information because they operate without U.S. data regulation.

    You can tell lawmakers to support the U.S. call center bill. The bill would build jobs in America by:

    Creating a customers' right to know—Ending the secrecy about call center locations, so outsourcers and offshorers can't hide anymore.

    Forcing companies that outsource abroad to return federal funding—Because our hard-earned tax dollars shouldn't go to support corporations that ship American jobs to foreign countries.

    Giving you the right to be transferred to a US-based operator.

    But we need your support. Members of Congress will only sign on if they hear our voices loud and clear. Use our simple tool to send a message to your members of Congress.

  • Apple: Make Your Products Ethically

    Think of work shifts lasting up to 60 hours. Exhausted workers dying in explosions or throwing themselves from factory rooftops. Injuries so bad from repetitive motions that some workers lose use of their hands. According to recent press reports, that’s what work is like for assembly workers in China who build iPhones, iPads and iPods.

    That’s why the AFL-CIO is joining a worldwide movement calling on Apple to commit to nothing less than excellence in workers’ rights.

    Sign our petition: Tell Apple to treat its workers with respect.

  • Apple: Make Your Products Ethically

    Think of work shifts lasting up to 60 hours. Exhausted workers dying in explosions or throwing themselves from factory rooftops. Injuries so bad from repetitive motions that some workers lose use of their hands. According to recent press reports, that’s what work is like for assembly workers in China who build iPhones, iPads and iPods.

    That’s why the AFL-CIO is joining a worldwide movement calling on Apple to commit to nothing less than excellence in workers’ rights.

    Sign our petition: Tell Apple to treat its workers with respect.

  • Apple: Make Your Products Ethically

    Think of work shifts lasting up to 60 hours. Exhausted workers dying in explosions or throwing themselves from factory rooftops. Injuries so bad from repetitive motions that some workers lose use of their hands. According to recent press reports, that’s what work-life is like for assembly workers who build iPhones, iPads and iPods.

    And that’s why the AFL-CIO is joining a worldwide movement calling on Apple to commit to nothing less than excellence in workers’ rights. Sign our petition: Tell Apple to treat its workers with respect.

  • Apple: Make Your Products Ethically

    Think of work shifts lasting up to 60 hours. Exhausted workers dying in explosions or throwing themselves from factory rooftops. Injuries so bad from repetitive motions that some workers lose use of their hands. According to recent press reports, that’s what work-life is like for assembly workers who build iPhones, iPads and iPods.

    And that’s why the AFL-CIO is joining a worldwide movement calling on Apple to commit to nothing less than excellence in workers’ rights. Sign our petition: Tell Apple to treat its workers with respect.

  • Support Wisconsin Local 1848?

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    You may have heard that a reporter who was traveling with President Obama saw the Wisconsin state flag – and reported that it was the flag of “Local Union 1848.”
     
    Wisconsinites chuckled at this, because we know that 1848 isn’t a local union number – it’s the year Wisconsin became a state.
     
    But while “Local Union 1848” may be a joke – here’s what’s real: there is a growing tide of Wisconsinites who are joining together to stand up to extreme right-wing attacks on the rights of working families in order to benefit CEOs and the 1%.
     
    Join Our Movement: Sign our petition below to stand in solidarity with “Wisconsin Local Union 1848”—the working families who want to create a better Wisconsin.

    Our petition says:
    I stand with “Wisconsin Local 1848”—Wisconsinites who are joining together to stand up to extreme right-wing attacks on the rights of working families.



     

  • Support Local 1848? Sign the pledge!

    You may have heard that a reporter who was traveling with President Obama saw the Wisconsin state flag – and reported that it was the flag of “Local Union 1848.”
     
    Wisconsinites chuckled at this, because we know that 1848 isn’t a local union number – it’s the year Wisconsin became a state.
     
    But while “Local Union 1848” may be a joke – here’s what’s real: there is a growing tide of Wisconsinites who are joining together to stand up to extreme right-wing attacks on the rights of working families in order to benefit CEOs and the 1%.
     
    Join Our Movement: Sign our petition below to stand in solidarity with “Wisconsin Local Union 1848”—the working families want to create a better Wisconsin.
     

  • Support “Local Union 1848?” Sign the Pledge!

    You may have heard that a reporter who was traveling with President Obama saw the Wisconsin state flag – and reported that it was the flag of “Local Union 1848.”
     
    Wisconsinites chuckled at this, because we know that 1848 isn’t a local union number – it’s the year Wisconsin became a state.
     
    But while “Local Union 1848” may be a joke – here’s what’s real: there is a growing tide of Wisconsinites who are joining together to stand up to extreme right-wing attacks on the rights of working families in order to benefit CEOs and the 1%.
     
    Join Our Movement: Sign our petition below to stand in solidarity with “Wisconsin Local Union 1848”—the working families want to create a better Wisconsin.
     

  • Tell Cooper Tire to End the Lockout

    On November 28, 2011, Cooper Tire & Rubber locked out 1,050 workers in Findlay, Ohio. When Cooper Tire was losing money in 2008, these employees gave up $31 million in concessions to help their employer stay alive. Cooper has since rebounded, raking in $300 million in profits—and handing corporate executives millions in raises and bonuses. Workers simply want a fair deal that recognizes their sacrifice. Instead they have been left out in the cold. Fight back against corporate greed and help Cooper Tire workers get back to work.

    Email Cooper Tire CEO Roy Armes to urge him to end the lockout and negotiate fairly.

  • Tell Cooper Tire to End the Lockout

    On November 28, 2011, Cooper Tire & Rubber locked out 1,050 workers in Findlay, Ohio. When Cooper Tire was losing money in 2008, these employees gave up $31 million in concessions to help their employer stay alive. Cooper has since rebounded, raking in $300 million in profits—and handing corporate executives millions in raises and bonuses. Workers simply want a fair deal that recognizes their sacrifice. Instead they have been left out in the cold. Fight back against corporate greed and help Cooper Tire workers get back to work.

    Email Cooper Tire CEO Roy Armes to urge him to end the lockout and negotiate fairly.

  • Unemployment on the Chopping Block

    Radical Tea Party legislators are playing political games with peoples’ lives, throwing obstacles in the way of extending unemployment insurance benefits. They’re even threatening to force people who are jobless, through no fault of their own, to endure humiliating drug tests just to get survival aid.

    Please write your members of Congress using the form below.

  • Had enough? Take action.

    Radical legislators are playing political games with peoples’ lives again, throwing obstacles in the way of extending unemployment insurance benefits. They’re even threatening to force people who are jobless, through no fault of their own, to endure humiliating drug tests just to get survival aid.

  • Thank President Obama for Standing with Working Families

    Did you see last night’s State of the Union address? It was one amazing speech.

    It was completely clear—as the president took an unapologetic stand in defense of working families—that he heard the voices of working America.

    One big victory in last night’s speech for AFL-CIO activists—among many—was the president’s announcement of a thorough investigation into the misconduct in the mortgage markets that wrecked our economy. The president also announced the creation of a new mortgage crisis unit to be co-chaired by New York’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman.

    Please thank President Obama for listening—and let him know you’ll keep making your voice heard.

  • President Obama: Hold Big Banks and Mortgage Fraudsters Accountable

    Settlement talks with the Big Banks that caused our mortgage crisis are ongoing. And the Obama administration is a big part of those talks. Here’s the bottom line: The president can either let Big Banks off the hook with a slap on the wrist—or push for real accountability for working families.

    We need President Obama to know that working families are counting on him to do the right thing. That starts with an investigation of Big Banks and mortgage fraudsters, throwing crooks in jail if they committed crimes and making sure the kinds of fraud and abuse that led to the mortgage meltdown never happen again.

    Sign our petition to President Obama urging him to side with working families.

  • Like Hiring People? Sign Our Petition.

    Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney—who killed thousands of jobs as a corporate raider—recently said he “likes being able to fire people.”

    His record as a job-killing corporate raider backs that up: He supports laws that attack workers’ rights and make it easier to fire people. Laws like the so-called “right to work” bill being considered in Indiana that targets collective bargaining, robbing workers of union protection. If this bill passes, unions no longer will stand between corporate raiders like Mitt Romney and many of the workers they want to fire for short-term profits.

    If you think our leaders need to work together on an agenda that actually creates jobs—and stop following the lead of corporate raiders like Mitt Romneysign our petition. We’ll deliver it to local, state and federal decision makers as we push for a job-creating agenda in 2012.

  • Portland’s “Scrooge of the Year”

    Ray Motameni—the owner of Dosha Salons—was just voted “Scrooge of the Year” by Portland Jobs With Justice, because he won’t respect his workers’ vote to form a union.

    Fill in your information below to add your name to a holiday card asking Mr. Motameni to have a change of heart and reach a fair contract with the Dosha workers.

  • Save Karen's Unemployment

    Karen, an unemployed bank teller in Pennsylvania, says unemployment insurance (UI) is a life saver. Her benefits expire this month.

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted to cut unemployment for people like Karen. Now, the fight moves to the Senate. Watch this video, then tell your senators to extend unemployment with no cuts and no strings attached.



  • Save Shonda's Unemployment

    Shonda from Ohio is not only unemployed—she’s responsible for caring for her mom, who has dementia—and unemployment’s all she’s got.

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted to cut unemployment for people like Shonda. Now, the fight moves to the Senate. Watch this video, then tell your senators to extend unemployment with no cuts and no strings attached.



  • Save Bill's Unemployment

    Bill from Omaha has been laid off for several weeks. If he loses unemployment benefits before he finds a job in this tough economy, he could lose everything.

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted to cut unemployment for people like Bill. Now, the fight moves to the Senate. Watch this video, then tell your senators to extend unemployment with no cuts and no strings attached.



  • Stop Rep. Bass's Unemployment Cuts

    Last Thursday, New Hampshire clergy and unemployed workers went to Rep. Charles Bass’s district office and urged him to extend unemployment benefits without strings or conditions.

    But, then he voted for an awful bill that would cut benefits for 3.3 million jobless workers, cut pay for public employees, cut preventive health services, reduce premium assistance for low- and middle-income individuals buying health insurance and raise premiums for many Medicare beneficiaries.

    Now, the fight moves to the Senate. Watch this video, then tell your senators to oppose the horrible cuts Rep. Bass voted for, and extend unemployment with no cuts and no strings attached.



  • Stop Rep. West's Unemployment Cuts

    Last Wednesday, Floridians went to Rep. Allen West’s (R-Fla.) office for a prayer action outside his district office. They urged him to extend unemployment benefits without strings or conditions. But then, he voted for an awful bill that would cut benefits for 3.3 million jobless workers, cut pay for public employees, cut preventive health services, reduce premium assistance for low- and middle-income individuals buying health insurance and raise premiums for many Medicare beneficiaries.

    Now, the fight moves to the Senate. Watch this video, then tell your senators to oppose the horrible cuts Rep. West voted for, and extend unemployment with no cuts and no strings attached.



  • Save Cil's Unemployment

    Cil from St. Louis is not only unemployed—she’s responsible for caring for her elderly, infirm parents—and unemployment is all she’s got.

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted to cut unemployment for people like Cil. Now, the fight moves to the Senate. Watch this video, then tell your senators to extend unemployment with no cuts and no strings attached.



  • Save Ronnie's Unemployment

    Ronnie, a jobless Ironworker in Massachusetts, who eats one meal a day to get by.

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted to cut unemployment for people like Ronnie. Now, the fight moves to the Senate. Watch this video, then tell your senators to extend unemployment with no cuts and no strings attached.



  • Save Ronnie's Unemployment

    Ronnie, a jobless Ironworker in Massachusetts, eats one meal a day to get by.

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted to cut unemployment for people like Ronnie. Now, the fight moves to the Senate. Watch this video, then tell your senators to extend unemployment with no cuts and no strings attached.



  • Save Gene's Unemployment

    Gene, an Operating Engineer in Connecticut, fears he'll be on the street because he can't get regular work.

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted to cut unemployment for people like Gene. Now, the fight moves to the Senate. Watch this video, then tell your senators to extend unemployment with no cuts and no strings attached.



  • Stop Rep. Coffman's Unemployment Cuts

    Last Thursday, Coloradans occupied Rep. Mike Coffman’s office for a prayer vigil and conversation—they asked him to do the right thing and extend unemployment benefits. But his staff wouldn’t give a straight answer. Then, he voted for an awful bill that would cut benefits for 3.3 million jobless workers, cut pay for public employees, cut preventive health services, reduce premium assistance for low- and middle-income individuals buying health insurance and raise premiums for many Medicare beneficiaries.

    Now, the fight moves to the Senate. Watch this video, then tell your senators to oppose the horrible cuts Rep. Coffman voted for, and extend unemployment with no cuts and no strings attached.



  • No help for the jobless? No vacation for Congress!

    Chris from South Carolina used to work in an unemployment office. Then he was laid off. Here’s his warning:

    You should know that Congress has let the emergency benefits lapse several times in the past few years and always when a break is scheduled for them. It happened last Easter and last Christmas. They don’t care about the unemployed. They take their holiday break and deal with it when they return to Washington. Don’t they realize they work for us?

    Tell Congress: “You work for us. Renew emergency unemployment aid now!”

  • Don’t Let the Privateers Take Over Our Wine and Spirit Shops

    Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is a huge benefit to our state—for workers and for our economy.

    More than 5,000 Pennsylvanians work at the PLCB, including 3,500 clerks who earn good, family-sustaining wages with good benefits. And our current system provides the state with more than $500 million a year in revenue, after paying all expenses.

    But state Rep. Mike Turzai continues to push House Bill 11, a scheme to dismantle the PLCB and raise taxes. His plan would put 5,000 of our fellow Pennsylvanians out of work and jeopardize public safety in every community in our state. We need your help to stop Rep. Turzai from destroying a publicly owned asset that benefits all Pennsylvanians.

  • Tell All Six Super Committee Democrats: Stand for the 99%

    Republicans on the so-called Super Committee have proposed cutting hundreds of billions of dollars in Social Security and Medicare benefits that middle-class Americans depend on—while keeping Bush’s tax rates for the wealthiest Americans, including the top 1%, forever. This is Robin Hood in reverse: Class warfare against the American middle class on behalf of the top 1%.

    Add your name to our petition, so all six Super Committee Democrats know you are counting on them to stand with the 99% of Americans who are demanding change.

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  • Support the Rebuild America Jobs Act

    The Rebuild America Jobs Act would create jobs immediately by investing $50 billion in our roads, rails and airports, establishing a national infrastructure bank to fund a broad range of projects and asking millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share. All without adding a dime to the deficit.

    Urge your senators to help get America back to work by passing the Rebuild America Jobs Act.

  • Call American Crystal Sugar to Stop the Lockout

    Thanks so much for signing our petition to help American Crystal Sugar workers get back on the job. You can make an even bigger impact by calling American Crystal Sugar's CEO Dave Berg directly to tell him to end the lockout and negotiate in good faith.

    CALL 1-218-236-4400 and tell American Crystal Sugar's CEO Dave Berg not to turn his back on workers and the community.

    Here are some talking points to use during your call:

    - My name is ______ and I'd like to share consumer feedback about your company.

    - As a consumer who cares about the way a company treats its workers, I was disappointed to hear that American Crystal Sugar has locked out its employees in the Midwest.

    - You are a profitable, successful company, and there's no excuse to squeeze your workers so hard when they are just asking for a fair deal for themselves and their families.

    - I urge you to immediately end the company's strike against your workers and meet with their union representatives to negotiate, in good faith, a fair and equitable collective bargaining agreement.

    - Thank you.

    Thanks for showing your support for the locked-out workers at American Crystal Sugar. After you call, tell us how it went using the form below!

  • Tents and Tarps Don't Make a Movement

    They can take away the tarps and the tents. But they can’t slow down the Occupy Wall Street movement.

    There have been police raids on Occupy Wall Street in Oakland, Portland, Denver, Albany, Burlington, Chapel Hill—and now last night in New York’s Zuccotti Park—orchestrated by politicians acting on behalf of the 1%.

    But the 99% is undaunted. Occupy Wall Street’s message has already created a new day. This movement has created a seismic shift in our national debate—from austerity and cuts to jobs, inequality and our broken economic system.

    Share a message of support for the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

    You can tell them things like:

            - Who you are and where you’re from.
            - That you're standing with them, even as they face raids at the behest of 1% politicans
            - A brief personal story about why you care about ending Wall Street greed
               and building a country for the 99%.
            - Why you appreciate the protesters' efforts.
            - What you hope will come of the Occupy movement.

    We’ll bring your message to the protesters!

  • Tell American Crystal Sugar to End the Lockout

    Over a year ago, American Crystal Sugar locked out more than 1,300 workers in the Midwest in an attempt to break the employees' union. Now the company is risking this year's harvest and the stability of local communities by sacrificing these good jobs to sweeten its corporate profits. Fight back against corporate greed and help American Crystal workers get back to work and get a fair deal.

    Please sign our petition to CEO David Berg to urge him to end the lockout.

  • Step 1: Sign the Pledge: “I’m Voting Early to Defeat SB 5”

    This year, there’s too much at stake not to vote early.

    Issue 2 (the ballot initiative to keep SB 5 on the books) attacks the most basic rights of nurses, firefighters and teachers. By eliminating collective bargaining rights for the public employees who serve us, Issue 2 would bar nurses and firefighters from negotiating safe staffing levels and training and keep teachers from negotiating for sensible class sizes.

    And if Issue 2 passes, important public services we depend on will be stretched thinner than ever. Too few people will have to do too much work with too little training and too many hours. It’s a recipe for disaster.

    Act now: Sign the pledge.

  • Let’s Get Teachers and First Responders Back to Work

    The Senate has taken up the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act. Send an e-mail to your senators and urge them to keep our teachers, police officers and firefighters on the job by voting for the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act.

  • Don’t Let Bloomberg Shut Down 'Occupy Wall Street'

    Update: Following a huge and rapid public outcry that included hundreds of thousands of online petition signatures—including yours—the threatened cleanup/eviction of Occupy Wall Street protesters was called off early this morning.

    We've scored an amazing victory thanks to a massive outcry. But New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg could try to evict the protesters at any time. Sign the petition in defense of the protesters and their First Amendment rights and then spread the word to everyone you know.

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    Building a Better Ohio shamelessly stole Cincinnati great-grandmother Marlene Quinn's words and then manipulated footage to misrepresent her stance on Issue 2. The despicable move by a desperate campaign marks a new low, and we can't let it stand.

    Marlene sent We Are Ohio a note about the outrageous ad:

    "I think it's dishonest and downright deceitful that they would use footage of me to try to play tricks and fool voters. It's insulting to the brave firefighters that saved the lives of my grandson and my great-granddaughter Zoey.

    "I'm outraged. They did not ask my permission. I feel violated.

    "I want to stop Senate Bill 5. Everyone should vote No on Issue 2.”

    We need to make sure Marlene's true words ring out loudly and clearly.

    Sign the petition and let the television stations and the Building a Better Ohio campaign know: This ad is a new low, and MUST be taken down immediately.

    UPDATE: Your voices are being heard. We now have had 30 TV stations pull down the ad. Keep the momentum going and sign the petition.

  • America's Bridges Need Work, and We Do, Too
      
       

    In America, 68,842 bridges are deficient—and more than 282 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 9.1 percent of Americans are jobless.

    With so many people out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets our unemployed workers get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: America is ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, ports, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Tell Congress: We need jobs. Not unfair trade agreements.

    Our leaders should be promoting job growth here at home and protecting workers’ rights globally, not approving trade deals that will destroy U.S. jobs and decimate American manufacturing—while giving a virtual blank check to foreign governments to trample on the rights of workers.

    Please take action right away. Tell your members of Congress to vote NO on unfair, job-offshoring trade deals.

  • Wyoming Bridges Need Work; Wyomingites Do, Too
      
       

    In Wyoming, 395 bridges are deficient—and more than 800,000 vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 5.8 percent of Wyomingites are jobless.

    With so many Wyomingites out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Wyomingites get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Wyomingites are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Wisconsin Bridges Need Work; Wisconsinites Do, Too
      
       

    In Wisconsin, 1,142 bridges are deficient—and more than 3.4 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 7.9 percent of Wisconsinites are jobless.

    With so many Wisconsinites out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Wisconsinites get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Wisconsinites are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • West Virginia Bridges Need Work; West Virginians Do, Too
      
       

    In West Virginia, 957 bridges are deficient—and more than 2.6 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 8.1 percent of West Virginians are jobless.

    With so many West Virginians out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets West Virginians get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: West Virginians are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Washington Bridges Need Work; Washingtonians Do, Too
      
       

    In Washington, 394 bridges are deficient—and more than 2.8 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 9.3 percent of Washingtonians are jobless.

    With so many Washingtonians out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Washingtonians get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Washingtonians are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Virginia Bridges Need Work; Virginians Do, Too
      
       

    In Virginia, 1,267 bridges are deficient—and more than 6.7 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 6.3 percent of Virginians are jobless.

    With so many Virginians out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Virginians get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Virginians are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Vermont Bridges Need Work; Vermonters Do, Too
      
       

    In Vermont, 326 bridges are deficient—and more than 500,000 vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 5.9 percent of Vermonters are jobless.

    With so many Vermonters out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Vermonters get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Vermonters are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Utah Bridges Need Work; Utahns Do, Too
      
       

    In Utah, 130 bridges are deficient—and more than 900,000 vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 7.6 percent of Utahns are jobless.

    With so many Utahns out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Utahns get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Utahns are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Texas Bridges Need Work; Texans Do, Too
      
       

    In Texas, 1,551 bridges are deficient—and more than 3.6 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 8.5 percent of Texans are jobless.

    With so many Texans out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Texans get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Texans are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Tennessee Bridges Need Work; Tennesseans Do, Too
      
       

    In Tennessee, 1,225 bridges are deficient—and more than 4.8 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 9.7 percent of Tennesseans are jobless.

    With so many Tennesseans out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Tennesseans get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Tennesseans are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • South Dakota Bridges Need Work; South Dakotans Do, Too
      
       

    In South Dakota, 1,193 bridges are deficient—and more than 300,000 vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 4.7 percent of South Dakotans are jobless.

    With so many South Dakotans out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets South Dakotans get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: South Dakotans are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • South Carolina Bridges Need Work; South Carolinians Do, Too
      
       

    In South Carolina, 1,199 bridges are deficient—and more than 3.2 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 11.1 percent of South Carolinians are jobless.

    With so many South Carolinians out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets South Carolinians get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: South Carolinians are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Rhode Island Bridges Need Work; Rhode Islanders Do, Too
      
       

    In Rhode Island, 163 bridges are deficient—and more than 3 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 10.6 percent of Rhode Islanders are jobless.

    With so many Rhode Islanders out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Rhode Islanders get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Rhode Islanders are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Pennsylvania Bridges Need Work; Pennsylvanians Do, Too
      
       

    In Pennsylvania, 5,906 bridges are deficient—and more than 22.7 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 8.2 percent of Pennsylvanians are jobless.

    With so many Pennsylvanians out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Pennsylvanians get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Pennsylvanians are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Oregon Bridges Need Work; Oregonians Do, Too
      
       

    In Oregon, 456 bridges are deficient—and more than 1.8 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 9.6 percent of Oregonians are jobless.

    With so many Oregonians out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Oregonians get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Oregonians are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Oklahoma Bridges Need Work; Oklahomans Do, Too
      
       

    In Oklahoma, 5,212 bridges are deficient—and more than 7.4 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 5.6 percent of Oklahomans are jobless.

    With so many Oklahomans out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Oklahomans get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Oklahomans are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Ohio Bridges Need Work; Ohioans Do, Too
      
       

    In Ohio, 2,743 bridges are deficient—and more than 11.1 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 9.1 percent of Ohioans are jobless.

    With so many Ohioans out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Ohioans get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Ohioans are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • North Dakota Bridges Need Work; North Dakotans Do, Too
      
       

    In North Dakota, 710 bridges are deficient—and more than 100,000 vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 3.5 percent of North Dakotans are jobless.

    With so many North Dakotans out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets North Dakotans get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: North Dakotans are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • North Carolina Bridges Need Work; North Carolinians Do, Too
      
       

    In North Carolina, 2,353 bridges are deficient—and more than 8.1 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 10.4 percent of North Carolinians are jobless.

    With so many North Carolinians out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets North Carolinians get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: North Carolinians are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • New York Bridges Need Work; New Yorkers Do, Too
      
       

    In New York, 2,088 bridges are deficient—and more than 15 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 8 percent of New Yorkers are jobless.

    With so many New Yorkers out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets New Yorkers get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: New Yorkers are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • New Mexico Bridges Need Work; New Mexicans Do, Too
      
       

    In New Mexico, 330 bridges are deficient—and more than 1.2 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 6.6 percent of New Mexicans are jobless.

    With so many New Mexicans out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets New Mexicans get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: New Mexicans are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • New Jersey Bridges Need Work; New Jerseyans Do, Too
      
       

    In New Jersey, 674 bridges are deficient—and more than 11.3 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 9.4 percent of New Jerseyans are jobless.

    With so many New Jerseyans out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets New Jerseyans get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: New Jerseyans are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • New Hampshire Bridges Need Work; New Hampshirites Do, Too
      
       

    In New Hampshire, 372 bridges are deficient—and more than 2.1 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 5.3 percent of New Hampshirites are jobless.

    With so many New Hampshirites out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets New Hampshirites get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: New Hampshirites are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Nevada Bridges Need Work; Nevadans Do, Too
      
       

    In Nevada, 39 bridges are deficient—and more than 250,000 vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 13.4 percent of Nevadans are jobless.

    With so many Nevadans out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Nevadans get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Nevadans are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Nebraska Bridges Need Work; Nebraskans Do, Too
      
       

    In Nebraska, 2,795 bridges are deficient—and more than 700,000 vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 4.2 percent of Nebraskans are jobless.

    With so many Nebraskans out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Nebraskans get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Nebraskans are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Montana Bridges Need Work; Montanans Do, Too
      
       

    In Montana, 391 bridges are deficient—and more than 400,000 vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 7.8 percent of Montanans are jobless.

    With so many Montanans out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Montanans get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Montanans are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Missouri Bridges Need Work; Missourians Do, Too
      
       

    In Missouri, 4,071 bridges are deficient—and nearly 6 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 8.8 percent of Missourians are jobless.

    With so many Missourians out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Missourians get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Missourians are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Mississippi Bridges Need Work; Mississippians Do, Too
      
       

    In Mississippi, 2,650 bridges are deficient—and more than 1.4 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 10.3 percent of Mississippians are jobless.

    With so many Mississippians out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Mississippians get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Mississippians are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Minnesota Bridges Need Work; Minnesotans Do, Too
      
       

    In Minnesota, 1,149 bridges are deficient—and more than 2.4 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 7.2 percent of Minnesotans are jobless.

    With so many Minnesotans out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Minnesotans get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Minnesotans are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Michigan Bridges Need Work; Michiganians Do, Too
      
       

    In Michigan, 1,437 bridges are deficient—and more than 8.7 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 11.2 percent of Michiganians are jobless.

    With so many Michiganians out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Michiganians get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Michiganians are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Massachusetts Bridges Need Work; Bay Staters Do, Too
      
       

    In Massachusetts, 561 bridges are deficient—and more than 10.4 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 7.4 percent of Bay Staters are jobless.

    With so many Bay Staters out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Bay Staters get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Bay Staters are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Maryland Bridges Need Work; Marylanders Do, Too
      
       

    In Maryland, 359 bridges are deficient—and more than 4.6 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 7.3 percent of Marylanders are jobless.

    With so many Marylanders out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Marylanders get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Marylanders are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Maine Bridges Need Work; Mainers Do, Too
      
       

    In Maine, 369 bridges are deficient—and more than 1 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 7.6 percent of Mainers are jobless.

    With so many Mainers out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Mainers get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Mainers are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Louisiana Bridges Need Work; Louisianans Do, Too
      
       

    In Louisiana, 1,722 bridges are deficient—and more than 3.6 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 7.2 percent of Louisianans are jobless.

    With so many Louisianans out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Louisianans get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Louisianans are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Kentucky Bridges Need Work; Kentuckians Do, Too
      
       

    In Kentucky, 1,311 bridges are deficient—and more than 4.5 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 9.5 percent of Kentuckians are jobless.

    With so many Kentuckians out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Kentuckians get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Kentuckians are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Kansas Bridges Need Work; Kansans Do, Too
      
       

    In Kansas, 2,815 bridges are deficient—and more than 850,000 vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 6.7 percent of Kansans are jobless.

    With so many Kansans out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Kansans get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Kansans are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Iowa Bridges Need Work; Iowans Do, Too
      
       

    In Iowa, 5,371 bridges are deficient—and more than 2.3 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 6.1 percent of Iowans are jobless.

    With so many Iowans out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Iowans get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Iowans are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Indiana Bridges Need Work; Hoosiers Do, Too
      
       

    In Indiana, 1,968 bridges are deficient—and more than 5.7 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 8.7 percent of Hoosiers are jobless.

    With so many Hoosiers out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Hoosiers get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Hoosiers are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Illinois Bridges Need Work; Illinoisans Do, Too
      
       

    In Illinois, 2,239 bridges are deficient—and more than 8.1 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 9.9 percent of Illinoisans are jobless.

    With so many Illinoisans out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Illinoisans get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Illinoisans are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Idaho Bridges Need Work; Idahoans Do, Too
      
       

    In Idaho, 373 bridges are deficient—and more than 800,000 vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 9.2 percent of Idahoans are jobless.

    With so many Idahoans out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Idahoans get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Idahoans are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.

  • Hawaii Bridges Need Work; Hawaiians Do, Too
      
       

    In Hawaii, 141 bridges are deficient—and more than 1.8 million vehicles cross those bridges every day. Meanwhile, 6.2 percent of Hawaiians are jobless.

    With so many Hawaiians out of work, so many bridges and other pieces of critical infrastructure in need of work—and so much to do to keep America competitive in the 21st century—the solution is simple: Pass legislation that lets Hawaiians get to work on critical infrastructure projects.

    Tell your members of Congress: Hawaiians are ready to get to work, starting with investing in our bridges, transit, rail, airports, highways, schools and the rest of our failing infrastructure.