Category: Why Unions Matter

Happy Father’s Day to all the Union Dads!

Posted by BCTGM - June 16, 2017 - AFL-CIO, Union Made, Why Unions Matter

Five years ago, President Barack Obama started a program protecting immigrants who came to America as children. Today, thousands of hardworking aspiring citizens have been able to reach their dreams thanks to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA. “We need everyone in our country to be able to live and work without fear,” […]

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Support the Rights of Working People? Join the Fight!

Posted by BCTGM - January 6, 2016 - Corporate Greed, Wages, Why Unions Matter America Works Together graphic

America’s economy has swung out of balance. It’s getting harder to get by, let alone get ahead. Everyday Americans are working more than ever before. Our work has created record wealth for an economic recovery that’s been everywhere but ordinary peoples’ wallets. Our economic rules unfairly favor corporate CEOs and the rich because they manipulate […]

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New Wages for the New Year

Posted by BCTGM - January 4, 2016 - Home, Jobs, Wages, Why Unions Matter Fightfor15

According to a recent blog piece by The Atlantic,  laws raising the minimum wage in 12 states went into effect on January 1st. Additionally, the minimum wage in Maryland and Washington D.C. will go up in July, and inflation adjustments will be made to raise the minimum wage in Colorado and South Dakota. A handful of cities […]

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Watch and Share: We Must Strengthen Labor Unions

Posted by BCTGM - September 15, 2015 - Jobs, Organizing, Why Unions Matter Untitled-1 copy

If we’re going to raise wages for all working people and get our communities thriving again, we need to protect and strengthen the rights of working folks to speak up together at our workplaces. Check out this excellent video from Robert Reich about why unions are the key to building a strong middle class!   […]

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