UnionsWORK – for all of us

unionswork_logo_redesign_smallBecause of the Memorial Day weekend, you may have missed the word from AFSCME President Lee Saunders about the new UnionsWork online resource. It’s worth repeating as the start of bargaining always turns the spotlight on unions.

Here’s what President Saunders said:

“Strong unions level the playing field and help create an economy that works for everyone.

“It’s true. The data is overwhelming: When unions are strong, our nation’s wealth is distributed more equally. And when union membership goes down, so does the middle class.

“This is what our new website, UnionsWORK, is all about. And it’s a message that we need to spread far and wide: To reduce income inequality we need to speak up and fight back against anti-worker and anti-union attacks.

“Unions are one of our only counterbalances to big corporations and the super rich who tilt the playing field in their favor so that they can hoard more and more of our nation’s wealth.

“If you believe unions are important for a fair economy then please go to www.unionswork.us. There you can show your support and help spread the word.

“Nationwide, deep-pocketed, anti-worker forces are systematically targeting unions. They know full well that if they can eliminate collective bargaining it’s game over — and they’ve won. Economic mobility and opportunity for all — done. The middle class — a thing of the past. The American Dream — now a nightmare. That’s why it’s so important that people understand that attacks on unions are attacks on them, whether or not they belong to a union.

“Go to www.unionswork.us to sign the petition and spread the word on Facebook and Twitter about how unions work for all of us.”


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