On April 7, 2009, the AFL-CIO, Change to Win and the National Education Association announced the creation of the National Labor Coordinating Committee to act nationally on the critical issues facing working Americans.
We spoke with a unified voice today to the President as we discussed progress on issues that are so important to working families, including the 16 million working Americans in our unions.
We are working hard with Congress and the President to win health care for every American. We support a robust quality public plan option that will lower costs and ensure that Americans without coverage can get it. We believe all employers should participate in a universal plan. We also believe we can create universal coverage without taxing the benefits of workers. The last thing working people can stand as they struggle with health costs is new taxes on their benefits – especially during these times of economic hardship ... more