October 24, 2014
Greensboro News & Record reported on our “Moral March to the Polls” to kick off the start of Early Voting in North Carolina. Early voting runs until November 1.
Join us for an afternoon of pie throwing for civil rights! Learn about voting laws that will affect you this election year, and let’s make sure Greensboro turns out to vote!
You are worth more than you get paid. You produce more wealth than you get to share in. Learn what you can do about it at our clinic June 25th.
Free course in populist economics offers hope to raise wages, feed families, and escape debt.
Join us as we speak out on the importance of commonsense immigration reform.
Let’s make sure Congress gets the message that Americans deserve a vote on commonsense immigration reform.
Join the AFL-CIO’s community affiliate, Working America, to deliver a stack of cards calling for Sen. Hagan to end massive tax cuts for the rich and protect the programs which protect the rest of us.
In the past decade, more than 5 million manufacturing jobs and 850,000 information sector jobs have disappeared—many of which have been shipped overseas. This outsourcing is encouraged by faulty trade and tax policies that corporate executives use to boost record-breaking profits and outrageous and obscene executive salaries.
But finding out specific information on specific companies sending American jobs overseas and devastating their communities has been nearly impossible—until now. The AFL-CIO and Working America’s new Job Tracker database lists information on more than 400,000 corporations that have exported jobs overseas, violated health and safety codes or engaged in discriminatory or other illegal practice. (Check it out at http://t.co/qbg7wwm.)
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, in a conference call with reporters this morning, said Job Tracker’s searchable by ZIP code and the interactive database gives:
“everyday people the opportunity to actually see what is happening in their community and shine the light on what corporations are doing. For the first time, working people have one place to see the real impact of the failed policies of the past that gave corporations the ability to ship American jobs overseas.”
With this new data as a benchmark, working people will have the ability to separate the economic patriots from the corporate traitors at the ballot box.
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.