Freedom to Join: What Working People Are Doing This Week
Welcome to our regular feature, a look at what the various AFL-CIO unions and other working family organizations are doing across the country and beyond. The labor movement is big and active—here's a look at the broad range of activities we're engaged in this week.
What You Need to Know About Washington, D.C.'s Initiative 77 and the Minimum Wage
On Tuesday, Washington, D.C., voters will have an opportunity to vote on Initiative 77, sponsored by the Restaurant Opportunities Center, and supported by a wide array of progressive and labor organizations. The opposition to the increase is led by the National Restaurant Association (NRA). With a lot of misinformation being thrown about by wealthy anti-worker organizations, here is what you need to know about the initiative, that would eliminate the subminimum wage for tipped workers and give many working families a much-needed raise.
ITUC Report: Democratic Space for Working People Is Shrinking
A new report from the International Trade Union Confederation concludes that the world is seeing shrinking democratic space for working people and unchecked corporate greed on the rise. The 2018 ITUC Global Rights Index documents violations of internationally-recognized collective labor rights by governments and employers.