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The Toll of Neglect
The 2018 edition of the Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect report shows how too many workers remain at serious risk of workplace injury, illness and death.
The number of workers ages 55 or older killed on the job in 2016, which represents 36% of all worker fatalities.
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Tell Congress to repeal the tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations instead of cutting the vital programs that benefit nearly one-third of the U.S. population.
Lawmakers want to privatize Veterans Affairs facilities and risk the specialized care our veterans deserve. Tell your senator to protect VA hospitals, and the care of our veterans, from corporate interests.
Call your representative now and urge them to sign on to a letter in support of labor protections and the freedom to organize in the new North American Free Trade Agreement.
August 17, 2018
One of the most heartbreaking news stories of 2018 is the Trump administration's decision to separate undocumented immigrant families that enter the U.S. AFL-CIO, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and other advocates for working people have condemned this policy and called for families to be reunited. As part of this effort, AFT has issued a new report to inform pension trustees and the working people they represent about companies that are profiting off of family separation and mass incarceration.
August 16, 2018
This November's elections are shaping up to be among the most consequential in recent U.S. history. Throughout the summer and fall, we are going to take a look at the best candidates for working people. Today we feature Michigan congressional candidate Andy Levin.
August 13, 2018
Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here’s this week’s Working People Weekly List.