Liz Shuler on Labor Day, Workers’ Rights, and the State of Unions
In honor of Labor Day, Daniella talks with AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler about what the holiday means; recent wins for the labor movement, including the Inflation Reduction Act; and the key issues workers and unions are continuing to fight for.
Prevailing Wages Can Build Good Jobs Into America’s Electric Vehicle Industry
By instituting prevailing wage policies, policymakers can ensure that the jobs they subsidize in one of America's newest industries offer fair wages and benefits.
For Unionized Amazon Workers, Lessons From Italy May Hold Key to Success
David Madland outlines several lessons learned from the historic nationwide contracts that Amazon workers in Italy signed in 2021 and suggests a path forward for unionized workers at Amazon's Staten Island warehouse, who must now try to sign a collective bargaining agreement.
5 Lessons From Recent Union Wins
American workers have won major victories at Amazon, Starbucks, and elsewhere; but Congress must act to ensure all workers can exercise their right to join a union.
Lessons From Italian Unions’ Historic Agreement With Amazon
Facilitated by worker activism, supportive policy, and a sectoral bargaining system, unions in Italy signed a collective bargaining agreement with Amazon, offering optimism for U.S. workers seeking to negotiate with the company.
New Opportunities for the Biden-Harris Administration To Create Good Jobs for LGBTQI+ Workers
For decades, the U.S. economy has left LGBTQI+ individuals and their families behind, but the Biden-Harris administration can use its existing authority to uplift LGBTQI+ workers.
Worker Boards Across the Country Are Empowering Workers and Implementing Workforce Standards Across Industries
Worker boards have achieved real momentum in the United States, with four states and three local governments enacting laws since 2018 that bring workers and employers together to recommend standards.
Congress must deliver on bipartisan infrastructure promises to workers with these two steps
Karla Walter writes about how Congress can create good infrastructure jobs for American workers.
Federal Contractors Are Violating Workers’ Rights and Harming the U.S. Government
New analysis from the Center for American Progress Action Fund finds that government contractors that break workplace laws frequently perform poorly and waste public resources.
3 Major Wins for Workers in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will create pathways for all Americans into U.S.-based jobs that pay decent wages and benefits.
City poised to set labor standards by sector
David Madland praises a new Detroit city ordinance that would create a process for bringing together representatives of workers, employers, and the public to make recommendations around minimum compensation and standards for certain industries.
Video: How Sectoral Bargaining Can Help All Workers Have a Union Voice
Sectoral bargaining allows workers to negotiate wages and job standards across an industry, improving working conditions and boosting productivity.