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Over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, the nation and the world witnessed the hateful views and terrorist acts committed by white supremacists and

“NAFTA is a disaster,” Celeste Drake, a trade and globalization policy specialist at AFL-CIO, told Bloomberg BNA. “We don’t think it needs to be tinkered with.

“I am your voice” — that’s what Donald Trump promised American workers at the Republican National Convention last July. Yet this month, the Trump administration took an unprecedented step toward quelling the voices of workers.

Recent News

According to a recent article by The Guardian, Nissan is waging one of "the nastiest anti-union campaigns in US history." Not only has Nissan taken out ads on local television stations, they have also been accused of bribing workers to vote against unionizations.

Nissan is sending a clear message: they fear the power that a union gives their workers. Companies like Nissan want to continue to exploit the South, and its African-American and Latinx workers in particular, for cheap labor and resources. 

A strong educational system is the bedrock of a healthy democracy. There is a corollary to this fact: A poorly educated public is more likely to be tempted by tyrants, more easily seduced into believing that avarice, greed and consumerism are virtues, and will more readily betray the common good. In many ways, an educational system that does not encourage critical thinking and speaking truth to power is doing the work of authoritarianism.

A strong endorsement of government-run single-payer Medicare for All as the ultimate solution to U.S. health care ills highlighted position statements from the just-concluded summer AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting.

Take Action

Tell the Department of Labor not to repeal the persauder rule--a rule that requires companies to disclose expenditures for activities designed to dissuade employees from forming a union.

Under President Obama, the Department of Labor approved a rule stating that financial advisers must work in the best interest of their clients. Now, the Trump administration is trying to roll back this critical rule.

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