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Nearly five months after the Republican-controlled legislature paused their attempt to dismantle retirement savings for teachers, administrators and support staff, they’re back at it again. Corporate special interests are pushing them to slash school employees’ compensation and rob public employees of their retirement benefits. Read more >>>

We stand with BCTGM Nabisco/Mondelez workers rallying outside the company’s shareholders meeting today. Support union workers, fight for family-sustaining jobs, only buy AMERICAN-made Nabisco snacks!

In July 2015, Nabisco (Mondelez) announced it had decided to invest $130 million in a plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing it in its iconic Southside Chicago Nabisco bakery. Mondelez called on the workers, represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union, to come up with $46 million in annual savings (in perpetuity) at the Chicago facility for the company, or it would take the $130 million planned investment to its Salinas, Mexico bakery.

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May 17 is the Mondelez Shareholders Meeting in Lincolnshire, Ill. (25 miles north of Chicago). BCTGM Nabisco/Mondelez workers, BCTGM local unions, supporters and activists from other AFL-CIO affiliates will be gathering outside of the meeting for a large protest rally. Read more >>>

Tell Fuyao, deliver good, safe jobs! Sign the Petition

As workers at the Fuyao Glass Plant in Morain, Ohio, continue their struggle to form a union, a new petition is making the rounds online. The petition calls out the nearly $22 million in tax incentives that Fuyao received from Ohio taxpayers. In return for that investment, Ohio taxpayers are calling on Fuyao to deliver good, safe jobs for the citizens of Ohio — not the kinds of jobs that would land a company on the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s Dirty Dozen list.

If you believe that workers at Fuyao in Morain, Ohio, should have good, safe jobs and the right to form a union if they so choose, then you can do something to help! Sign the petition now to tell Fuyao to respect workers’ right to have a real voice on the job through collective bargaining.

Urge Fuyao to respect workers’ legally protected right to organize and to establish a fair path for them to make that choice. Sign the petition now!

Virtually everything working people have gained to improve health and retirement security since the 1940s is now at risk, including Medicare, Medicaid, workplace health plans, the Affordable Care Act and Social Security.

Republicans in Congress are rushing to approve legislation that effectively would end these programs without providing a replacement for the 30 million Americans who will become uninsured.

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The Ryan Health Care Bill puts retirement at risk by making massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

Speaker Ryan and House Republicans want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and replace it with a bill that gives millions in tax breaks to the rich. They want to pay for those tax breaks by taxing your benefits and stealing Medicare and Medicaid funds.

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SIGN UP FOR A MARCH IN YOUR AREA

March 10, 2017

To the March for Science Organizers:

As President of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), I am writing to request that our organization be added as a partner for the March for Science on April 22.

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Thousands of workers from across Michigan and beyond will march to a rally at the State Capitol Building in Lansing on Tuesday, Dec. 11. We need you there.

Click here to let us know we can count on you.

On Thursday, Republican legislators passed the worst anti-worker legislation Michigan has ever seen after workers were locked out of the Capitol for hours in the cold. On Tuesday, legislators will be back in Lansing to vote a final time on a Right to Work-for-less bill, which will destroy Michigan jobs and reduce our pay and benefits. 

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