Tag: workers

Donate to the Florida Workers Relief Fund

As millions of our fellow Floridians continue the immediate work of digging out after Hurricane Irma by dealing with the loss of electricity, needing food, water and basic necessities, the Florida AFL-CIO is working to help provide assistance for both the short and long term for the victims of this terrible storm. The Florida AFL-CIO has established the Florida Workers Relief Fund in order to provide direct support to union members, community allies, their families, and neighbors. The funds we raise will be used to help purchase the essential items and services desperately needed by working families impacted by Hurricane ... Read more

Renault-Nissan mistreats workers in Mississippi

First appeared in the Detroit News on November 23 By: Gary Casteel While the world watched Olympic athletes compete in Brazil, employees of the Renault-Nissan Alliance protested how the automaker was violating the Olympic code of conduct by opposing union rights for workers in Canton, Miss. Renault-Nissan’s plants in Mississippi and Brazil are worlds apart. But workers on both continents are aligned to promote meaningful representation for all employees. Read the full article at detroitnews.com >>>

Decline in Unions costs workers $133 billion in wages annually

In the new report, Union decline lowers wages of nonunion workers: The overlooked reason why wages are stuck and inequality is growing, Washington University sociologist Jake Rosenfeld and co-authors find that the dramatic decline in union density since 1979 has resulted in far lower wages for nonunion workers, an impact larger than the 5 percent effect of globalization on their wages found in recent research. Specifically, nonunion men lacking a college degree would have earned 8 percent, or $3,016 annually, more in 2013 if unions had remained as strong as they were in 1979. Between 1979 and 2013, the share ... Read more