Legislative and Political Action
Is Anyone Home At Whirlpool?
Keep the Calls Pouring In Last Friday, thousands of you called Whirlpool Corp. headquarters asking them to Keep It Made in America and Save Our Jobs. More tha...
Why is Obama's Trade Rep Citing the Chamber of Commerce?
In December, we told you about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's campaign against the TRADE Act -- legislation to fix NAFTA and the WTO and head in a new direction on trade. The club ...
Tell Whirlpool: Keep It Made in America and Save Our Jobs
The Whirlpool Corp. is closing a refrigerator manufacturing plant in Evansville, Ind., putting more than 1,100 IUE-CWA members out of work. Even worse, Whirlpool will continue to p...
Tell President Obama: Fill the NLRB Vacancies Now!
President Obama must act immediately to restore the ability of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to protect the rights of American workers by giving recess appointments to ...
Protecting Illinois Jobs, Stopping Asian Carp!
As you may have heard, there is concern Asian carp are making their way eastward along the waterways towards Lake Michigan. Asian carp can grow to be over 100 pounds and eat much o...
You Did It! New Trade Reform Majority
Thanks to your advocacy, the TRADE Act - the comprehensive reform bill that turns around our failed trade policy - has reached a key milestone. The bill has won support from over h...
Supreme Court & Corporate Power - Important!
As you presumably know, in January the Supreme Court issued an outrageous decision that held for-profit corporations have a First Amendment right to spend unlimited ...
STOP THE COMCAST NBC MERGER!
Wall Street executives don't want you to read this. This week, hearings began on Capitol Hill over the proposed Comcast-NBC merger. The merger would give Comcast unprecedent...
The Clock Is Ticking For Workers' Rights!
The clock is ticking on the Senate's chances to confirm the NLRB nominees. President Obama made his nominations right after he took office last January, but they're being he...
Why the Citizens United Decision Undermines Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It
A corporation isn't a person. But the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Citizens United decision, had no problem granting corporations the First Amendment rights that citizens enjoy.