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April 19, 2017
When Congress returns from recess, the House will take up the “Working Families Flexibility Act” (HR 1180.) This bill offers working people a false choice between time off and money.
What it’s really doing is stealing overtime pay from working families, further eroding basic protections for working people.
Overtime pay is an opportunity for working people to earn a little more while creating a disincentive for employers to overwork employees.
The misnamed “Working Families Flexibility Act” would allow employers to borrow their employees’ overtime pay interest-free, without any security, putting it at risk for workers at the 400,000 businesses that go out of business every year.
Most low- or moderate-wage working people whose paychecks are not enough, would always prefer to work extra hours to receive extra pay, not receive comp time with no guarantee they can ever use it.
February 27, 2017
More than 21,000 people who work for AT&T Wireless are standing up to powerful corporate interests to demand good jobs and a better future for us all. They are joining together to negotiate a fair contract and pushing back against AT&T’s demands to do more work for less.
They’re also prepared to do whatever it takes to stick their necks out to save family-sustaining jobs and sustain their communities, including going on strike.
Join with them and send a message to CEO Randall Stephenson that customers and the public will stand with the working people of AT&T for as long as it takes. Add your name to our petition today!
February 3, 2017
The pressure to stop Trump’s billionaire nominee for Secretary of Education from being confirmed is working. Two Republican senators, Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), just announced that they will oppose Betsy DeVos’ confirmation.
That means that we’re just ONE vote short from blocking DeVos’ confirmation altogether. We need to keep up the pressure more than ever to sway one more senator to vote against DeVos.
There’s no time to waste. The full Senate will take a final vote on DeVos on Tuesday. If you live in Arizona, Kansas, Ohio, Nebraska, Nevada, Pennsylvania or West Virginia –your senator is undecided. Please make a call ASAP to their office to encourage them to #DumpDeVos.
Call 1-855-882-6229 to get connected to your senator’s Washington, D.C. office or check below for district office phone numbers for your senator.Alaska Senator Daniel Sullivan
DC: (202) 224-3004
Anchorage: (907) 271-5915
Fairbanks: (907) 456-0261
Juneau: (907) 586-7277
Wasilla: (907) 357-9956
Kenai: (907) 283-4000
Ketchikan: (907) 225-6880
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake
DC: (202) 224-4521
Phoenix: (602) 840-1891
Tucson: (520) 575-8633
Arizona Senator John McCain
DC: (202) 224-2235
Phoenix: (602) 952-2410
Prescott: (928) 445-0833
Tucson: (520) 670-6334
Colorado Senator Cory Gardner
DC: (202) 224-5941
Pueblo: (719) 543-1324
Colorado Springs: (719) 632-6706
Denver: (303) 391-5777
Grand Junction: (970) 245-9553
Greeley: (970) 352-5546
Fort Collins: (970) 484-3502
Yuma: (970) 848-3095
Kansas Senator Jerry Moran
DC: (202) 224-6521
Hays: (785) 628-6401
Manhattan: (785) 539-8973
Pittsburg: (620) 232-2286
Wichita: (316) 631-1410
Olathe: (913) 393-0711
Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer
DC: (202) 224-6551
Kearney: (308) 234-2361
Lincoln: (402) 441-4600
Norfolk: (402) 200-8816
Omaha: (402) 391-3411
Scottsbluff: (308) 630-2329
Nevada Senator Dean Heller
DC: (202) 224-6244
Reno: (775) 686-5770
Las Vegas: (702) 388-6605
North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis
DC: (202) 224-6342
Charlotte: (704) 509-9087
Greenville: (252) 329-0371
Hendersonville: (828) 693-8750
High Point: (336) 885-0685
Raleigh: (919) 856-4630
North Dakota Senator John Hoeven
DC: (202) 224-2551
Bismark: (701) 250-4618
Fargo: (701) 239-5389
Grand Forks: (701) 746-8972
Minot: (701) 838-1361
Williston: (701) 580-4535
Ohio Senator Rob Portman
DC: (202) 224-3353
Columbus: (614) 469-6774
Cincinnati: (513) 684-3265
Cleveland: (216) 522-7095
Toledo: (419) 259-3895
Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey
DC: (202) 224-4254
Allentown: (610) 434-1444
Erie: (814) 453-3010
Harrisburg: (717) 782-3951
Philadelphia: (215) 241-1090
Pittsburgh: (412) 803-3501
Scranton: (570) 941-3540
Johnstown: (814) 266-5970
West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito
DC: (202) 224-6472
Charlestown: (304) 347-5372
Martinsburg: (304) 262-9285
Morgantown: (304) 292-2310
Beckley: (304) 347-5372
Here’s a sample script for your call:
Hi, my name is (NAME). As a concerned constituent from (YOUR STATE), I urge the senator to oppose Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos. Her confirmation hearing proved that she lacks both the experience and qualifications to lead the Department of Education. She should not be put in charge of students and our schools. She has zero experience with public education, and spent millions dismantling and defunding public schools. Students deserve better. We need a Secretary of Education who will help to improve success for all students, including creating more opportunities and equity for all. Thanks for taking my call.
DeVos, a billionaire lobbyist, and political donor, has zero experience with public schools – not as an educator, a school board member, a student, or even as a parent – and has spent her career defunding and dismantling public education. DeVos bankrolled and lobbied for failed schemes like voucher programs, which take money away from public schools to fund private schools at taxpayers’ expense, and with little to no accountability. She designed Detroit’s failed charter school program, which harmed already vulnerable students. DeVos even lacks experience in higher education and holds controversial positions on students with disabilities and student loans.
If you agree we need an experienced, highly qualified Secretary of Education who actually wants to improve success for ALL students and invest in public schools, raise your voice with us now!
January 11, 2017
T-Mobile needs to learn a lesson. Less than three years ago, the telecommunications giant saddled millions of customers with unwanted charges resulting in a $90 million settlement with the government.
Now, T-Mobile sales and customer service representatives say they’re under tremendous stress to meet unrealistic performance goals, forcing them to make sales at any cost, or risk retaliation in the form of reduced hours, pay cuts or job loss. A new report finds that T-Mobile’s demands leads to some staff enrolling unknowing customers with bogus charges and unwanted services.
Enough is enough. Sign our petition urging CEO John Legere to drop the high-pressure sales and finally do right by the working people of T-Mobile and their customers.
October 10, 2016
People who work for McDonald’s say they’ve had to put up with groping, lewd comments and offers of cash in exchange for sexual favors and the company has looked the other way.
But McDonald’s has the power to crack down on sexual harassment at its stores. It can increase punishment for offenders and make reporting easier for targeted employees.
Instead, it keeps silent. Worse, McDonald’s employees say management at the fast-food giant has retaliated against the people brave enough to come forward and reach out for help.
No one should be subjected to sexual harassment – especially at work. Sign the petition to demand McDonald’s put a stop to sexual harassment.
September 13, 2016
Right now, the fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is ours to shape. The Obama administration and corporate supporters of the trade agreement are gearing up to force the TPP through in a lame-duck session of Congress after the election.
That’s why dozens of organizations are working together to make Wednesday, September 14 a nationwide TPP Call-In Day — to push more of our representatives in Congress to oppose the TPP before the election.
On Wednesday, join us by calling 1-888-659-7351. After you’re connected to your representative’s office, tell whoever answers that you are opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Here’s a sample script to use when making the call:
— Hi there, my name is [NAME] and as a [STATE] resident, I am calling to urge you to vote against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
— I’ve had enough of bad trade deals that trade U.S. jobs to the lowest bidder and increase the power of multinational corporations and Wall Street over our democracy.
— I urge you to stand up to this corporate power grab and vote NO on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
It’s crucial that our Members of Congress hear from us loud and clear that they must oppose TPP during the lame duck session. Call 1-888-659-7351!
September 8, 2016
Four hundred people who make beloved, iconic marshmallow Peeps and other candies in Bethlehem, Pa., made the hard decision to go out on strike on September 7.
Despite soaring profits, the corporation they work for–Just Born Inc.–wants to bully them into agreeing to eliminate their hard-earned pension plan and make other life-altering cuts to their health care and benefits.
They’re drawing a line in the sand over corporate greed – will you join them? Sign the petition today!
August 2, 2016
Working people at Taylor Farms who chop tomatoes and peppers in California for Chipotle have had enough.
Taylor Farms has illegally fired, spied on, threatened and retaliated against the men and women at its Tracy, California plant for joining together and earning a safe and fair return on their work. Four chemical spills at the Taylor plant since October have sent more than 20 people, including two pregnant employees, to the hospital.
Taylor Farms has been charged with 70 citations by the California Occupational Safety and Health Agency in the last year, and the National Labor Relations Board has prosecuted the corporation and its temp agencies for more than 50 violations of labor law.
In spite of the “food with integrity” pledge Chipotle commits to on its website, the burrito giant is ignoring, rather than condemning the unsafe and unjust conditions at Taylor Farms.
Urge Chipotle to live up to its principles and do the right thing: Tell Taylor to clean up its act or else drop them as a supplier.
July 14, 2016
Nearly 1,000 working people at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City made the hard decision to go on strike on July 1. They’re striking to create a better workplace for everyone working in casinos.
After surviving Donald Trump’s bankruptcies, the staff at the casino were dealt a bad deal – 35 percent cuts in pay and benefits when Trump’s billionaire buddy Carl Icahn took over the casino. Despite working for a billionaire, half of the staff at the Trump Taj Mahal are forced to rely on subsidized health insurance; and some even need food stamps to make ends meet.
They’re drawing a line in the sand over corporate greed – will you join them?
May 30, 2016
Nike recently announced it would no longer allow its factories to be inspected by independent monitors from the Worker Rights Consortium, instead insisting it would only allow inspections by an organization notorious for whitewashing sweatshop abuses – an organization funded by the very same companies it claims to monitor.
As the largest athletic clothing manufacturer in the world, Nike sets a standard that is followed by many other apparel companies. That’s why it’s so important we don’t let Nike get away with doing the wrong thing. Help us ensure more companies don’t shirk their responsibility to the men and women who work in their factories!