Tag: Unions

EPI: How today’s unions help working people

Today is #EndPoverty day. One of the best ways to eliminate poverty is making sure all workers are unionized. The facts show that unions consistently bring down poverty rates. Decreased poverty raises wages for all, including minorities and women who are most affected by low wages. This study from the Economic Policy Institute has more >>>  

What are other union members saying about Trump?

You’ve heard how Trump doesn’t respect the workers who help him make his fortune at his Trump Hotel Las Vegas and Trump Taj Mahal casinos. Now, hear it directly from them. Here’s what Carmen Llahrull of Trump Hotel Las Vegas has to say about working for Trump: See what Charles Baker of Trump Casino thinks: Jeff Wise of Trump Hotel Las Vegas wants you to know about the real Donald Trump as an employer: Pete Battaglini of Trump Casino tells it like it is when it comes to working for Trump: Trump says he wants to make America great again ... Read more

Unions and the Fight for Civil Rights

The following article appeared in the Detroit Free Press and was written by UAW Vice President and Director of the National Ford Department, Jimmy Settles. As we celebrate Black History Month, it is important to remember the historical importance of organized labor to black workers and their families, and unionism’s continued relevance today. It was once legal to discriminate against minorities in hiring and wage equity. Even when it became illegal to discriminate against minorities in the workplace, bias against minorities was widely practiced and tolerated. Unions were at the forefront of the battle fighting for equal wages and an ... Read more