What's at Stake
Unions for All
Issued a rule change attacking roughly 800,000 home care workers’ ability to use common paycheck deductions for health insurance contributions, union dues, and other expenses.
Relaxed responsibility for companies like McDonald’s over their franchises. Under the new rule, fast food and other franchise workers face new obstacles to forming unions and raising wages.
Appointed a Labor Board that systematically rolled back workers’ rights to form unions and engage in collective bargaining with their employers.
Environmental Justice and Climate Change
We believe that all working people should be able to retire with dignity. Everyone should have access to a retirement savings plan at work and all working people should be covered by Social Security, including people who provide homecare and other jobs that have often been excluded.
President Trump promised to protect retirement security for working people but instead he has pushed for:
- Cutting Social Security benefits for disabled children and adults by $45 billion
- Reducing retirement benefits for 2 million federal employees
- Eliminating pension benefits for new federal employees and instituting a defined contribution plan that provides significantly lower retirement benefits.
- Opposing the efforts by states to help more workers save for retirement by mandating all employers of a certain size offer their workers a retirement savings plan that they can contribute a percent of each paycheck to if they want.
We need national leadership to strengthen Social Security, shore up pension benefits, and expand access to workplace-based retirement savings plans so all working people can retire with dignity.