Standing Up for Working People

From the AFL-CIO

When other countries lower their labor standards, it degrades protections for working people here at home. After the Mexican government introduced a bill to reverse recent worker protection reforms, the AFL-CIO filed a complaint with the U.S. government, arguing that the proposed legislation would:

  • Reverse the Mexican government’s promise to make labor boards fair and independent.
  • Hand management-controlled unions a monopoly over the workplace.
  • Obstruct working people’s democratic rights on the job, including fair union elections, transparency and representation.
  • Undermine working people’s freedom to come together in union by encouraging subcontracting and anti-union retaliation.
  • Cut compensation for victims of workplace accidents and injuries.

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Posted In: From AFL-CIO, Union Matters

Union Matters

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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