An Agenda for Working People

From the AFL-CIO

Working people are fighting every day for the freedom to have a voice on the job, share in the wealth we help create and live better lives. We are united around an agenda to secure our economic future, including:

  • A good job for everyone in America who wants to work, which means—the freedom to negotiate together with your employer, a $15 minimum wage and economic policies that support full employment.
  • Health care as a right—starting with ending the attacks on working people’s health plans and expanding Medicare to cover everyone 55 and older.
  • Retirement security for all—beginning with expanding Social Security.
  • Investing in a future of good jobs with a multitrillion infrastructure program with labor standards and Buy America.
  • A fair tax system—starting with ending all tax breaks for offshoring jobs.
  • Trade that works for working people—starting with ending special corporate courts and making labor rights enforceable.

An end to terrorizing immigrant workers—restoring Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protections and comprehensive reform with a path to citizenship.

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He Gets the Bucks, We Get All the Deadly Bangs

Sam Pizzigati

Sam Pizzigati Editor, Too Much online magazine

National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre has had better weeks. First came the horrific early August slaughters in California, Texas, and Ohio that left dozens dead, murders that elevated public pressure on the NRA’s hardline against even the mildest of moves against gun violence. Then came revelations that LaPierre — whose labors on behalf of the nonprofit NRA have made him a millionaire many times over — last year planned to have his gun lobby group bankroll a 10,000-square-foot luxury manse near Dallas for his personal use. In response, LaPierre had his flacks charge that the NRA’s former ad agency had done the scheming to buy the mansion. The ad agency called that assertion “patently false” and related that LaPierre had sought the agency’s involvement in the scheme, a request the agency rejected. The mansion scandal, notes the Washington Post, comes as the NRA is already “contending with the fallout from allegations of lavish spending by top executives.”

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