"We need a robust tax on Wall Street trading to provide the revenue needed to invest in education, health and communities."
Congress' year-end rush to approve a massive spending bill for the rest of fiscal 2015, and to extend a hodge-podge of special tax breaks, may produce little for workers.
Once again, a Senate Republican filibuster killed a pro-worker bill, the Bring The Jobs Home Act, to extend tax credits to firms which do just that.
National Nurses United and the Congressional Progressive Caucus relaunched their drive for a financial transactions tax.
States and cities frequently shower firms with millions of dollars in tax breaks, all in the name of gaining - or keeping - jobs. The corporate rich get richer from it.
Hundreds of AFGE members marched on Capitol Hill on Feb. 11 campaigning for national and union causes.
California labor and social justice groups are throwing down the gauntlet to Walmart during a two-week statewide tour to protest the giant retailer's abuse of taxpayers and workers alike.
"Ninety-four percent of the country pays Social Security taxes on all their income. Six percent do not. This has got to change."
Before the $85 billion budget cut time bomb explodes, leaders of the nation's unions are hammering out details of a program to prevent job losses and restore the economy for the working-class majority.
Automatic budget cuts would have a devastating impact on vital services all over the country.