Shame on Duquesne. The Pittsburgh university is using its Catholic affiliation – a faith rooted in a deep tradition of worker justice – to deny its adjunct faculty their right to form a union. The university is claiming a religious exemption from the National Labor Relations Act and recently appealed a decision by the NLRB regional office ordering the union election to proceed. That Duquesne would choose to follow the route of countless unscrupulous American employers to thwart its employees’ efforts to gain a voice on the job, rather than lead by strong example, is deeply disappointing.
Everyone in attendance at American Rights at Work’s eighth annual Awards Celebration on June 20 embraced the inspiring words shared by our speakers and honorees: stay strong and keep up the important fight for workers. Read more »
Once the kids are out of school, it’s summer vacation season! You can easily make your trip fun for the whole family while sustaining good American jobs by making it a union-made exploration. Read more »
June means two things: Father’s Day and graduation parties! No matter what your dad or favorite grad is into, you can find union gifts they will love.
It’s wedding season! Whether you’re shopping for co-workers, friends, or family, it’s easy to find union-made gifts from the heart.
Despite caring for society’s most precious members, in-home child care providers typically face very low pay and poor access to benefits and training opportunities. Two new studies find that unions offer an array of job improvements to child care providers, which serve to improve the quality of care given to children. Read more »
We can’t promise it will replace the feeling of your own bed, but stay the night at a union hotel or resort and you’ll be in the hands of the best. Unite Here members greet guests, prepare rooms, and help carry guests’ luggage at various locations across the country.
For the definitive guide on union hotels in each and every city, check out Unite Here’s Union Hotel Guide. Updated regularly, it will tell you which properties to visit in order to support good, union jobs. (Or you can download the app here!)
The U.S. House Oversight Committee plays an important role in holding our government accountable. Unfortunately, the current committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), has been overlooking real issues of concern to America’s taxpayers and workers in favor of witch hunts to please corporate donors and extremist allies. Is Issa answering to business interests or everyday citizens? Find out what Issa’s really been up to as “Oversight” chairman below. (Or download the PDF.)
Everyone knows being a mom is hard work, and balancing the demands of a career and the demands of a family can be even harder. But unions have made contributions that help moms both on and off the job. Read more »