June 19, 2015
“We are at the end of the second quarter and the score is tied 1-1,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “We look forward to the third and fourth quarters.”
This week President Obama unveiled new proposals to guarantee paid leave to federal employees and is calling on Congress to guarantee the same for all American workers. The U.S. Department of Labor launched a new website and video to promote the policy change and the fact that only 12 percent of private sector workers have access to paid family leave.
Congressional Republicans voted to cut $40 billion in food aid. How did your N.C. Representative vote?
Call your senators now at 888-659-9401 and tell them to support the Bring Jobs Home Act. Our primary focus should be helping working families—not Big Business—by creating and saving good jobs at home and supporting the patriotic companies that create jobs in the United States.
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred and forty-thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people.