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    • Assault on Workers’ Rights 

      Hurd, Richard W. (1994-01-01)
      The cases in this report describe employers' blatant contempt for the rights of workers to voice their opinions in the workplace. Obsessed with retaining unilateral and total authority over their employees, the owners of ...
    • Restore the Floor: It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage 

      Gold, Iain (1995-10-01)
      [Excerpt] In 1994 there were 4.1 million hourly workers who were paid the minimum wage or less which represents 6.2 percent of all workers paid on an hourly basis. These estimates are conservative as this total does not ...
    • Working But Poor in America 

      Parente, Frank (1995-10-01)
      [Excerpt] At a time when the nation is wrestling with the question of reforming welfare and forging policies that bridge the gap between dependence and work, the fact is that, for millions, work does not allow them to ...
    • Housing and the American Dream: Unions Have a Role; So Does Government 

      Parente, Frank (1995-10-01)
      [Excerpt] The American Dream of home ownership is slipping from the grasp of working people. Decent and affordable apartments in locations near to work and the amenities of life are also harder to find. The 1980’s and ...
    • Productivity Grows, But Workers Don’t Share 

      Cunningham, Bill (1996-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Productivity growth increased substantially in the 1990s. For each hour that a worker spends on the job, more is being produced. The higher productivity has lowered costs and boosted company revenues, but workers ...
    • America Needs a Raise 

      AFL-CIO Department of Economic Research (1996-02-19)
      [Excerpt] America needs a raise, in the worst kind of way. While productivity, profits, executive pay and the stock market keep going up, working family incomes keep going down, widening the gap between the rich and the ...
    • Living Wage Laws: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions 

      AFL-CIO Department of Public Policy (2000-10-01)
      [Excerpt] Although most communities that have considered living wage proposals have adopted them, questions invariably arise about the desirability and effectiveness of these ordinances as public policy tools and the ...
    • Bargaining Fact Sheet: Family Leave and Expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act 

      AFL-CIO (2001-04-01)
      This fact sheet prepared by the AFL-CIO Working Women’s Department in partnership with the Labor Project for Working Families provides background and facts on The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It also provides sample ...
    • Bargaining Fact Sheet: Elder Care 

      AFL-CIO (2001-04-01)
      Prepared by the AFL-CIO Working Women's Department and the Labor Project for Working Families, this fact sheet details the impact of elder care on a worker along with examples of recently won elder care provisions in union ...
    • Control Over Work Hours and Alternative Work Schedules 

      AFL-CIO Working Women’s Department; Labor Project for Working Families (2001-04-01)
      [Excerpt] Alternative work schedules encompass work hours that do not necessarily fall inside the perimeters of the traditional and often rigid 8-hour workday or 40-hour workweek. Such schedules allow working people to ...
    • Workers' Rights in America: What Workers Think About Their Jobs and Employers 

      AFL-CIO (2001-09-01)
      [Excerpt] More than two-thirds of working Americans—68 percent— say workplace rights need more protection today. Most workers feel improvements are needed in their own job situations. For nearly two thirds of today’s ...
    • Ask a Working Woman Survey 2002 

      AFL-CIO (2002-01-01)
      [Excerpt] On the job and in public policy, working women want changes that will strengthen families and build respect for work. Working women are deeply and increasingly concerned about health care and retirement security, ...
    • Bush Administration Ergonomics "Plan" Fails to Protect Workers From Crippling Injuries 

      AFL-CIO (2002-04-01)
      [Excerpt] On March 20, 2001, President Bush--in his first major legislative action--signed legislation repealing OSHA’s ergonomics standard. This important worker safeguard, issued in November 2000, was ten years in the ...
    • Exercising Authority, Restoring Accountability: AFL-CIO Proxy Voting Guidelines 

      AFL-CIO (2003-01-01)
      [Excerpt] We are pleased to provide trustees of union benefit funds with revised AFL-CIO Proxy Voting Guidelines. These Guidelines have been updated to reflect major regulatory reforms enacted in 2002 and 2003, and to ...
    • Central America: Labor Reports and Child Labor Reports Pursuant to the Trade Act of 2002, Section 2102(c)(8)-(9) 

      AFL-CIO; UNITE! (2003-06-05)
      [Excerpt] These comments are in response to the “Request for Information Concerning Labor Rights in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua and their Laws Governing Exploitative Child Labor” published ...
    • PESH/OSHA Standards: Information for Workers 

      New York State Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO (2003-09-01)
      [Excerpt] Health and safety for union members on the job is a top priority for the Public Employees Federation. Our members face the risk of on-the-job injuries every working day. It is a known fact that the injury and ...
    • Wal-Mart: An Example of Why Workers Remain Uninsured and Underinsured 

      AFL-CIO (2003-10-01)
      [Excerpt] A ground-breaking new study by The Commonwealth Fund, The Growing Share of Uninsured Workers Employed by Large Firms, sheds important light on a previously unexplored dimension of the health care crisis —the ...
    • AFL-CIO Key Votes Survey: How Investment Managers Voted in the 2004 Proxy Season 

      AFL-CIO Office of Investment (2004-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Like other investment management decisions, pension funds generally delegate the authority to vote their shares to a money manager or a specialized proxy voting consultant. Because proxies are a plan asset, ...
    • The Bush Record on Shipping Jobs Overseas 

      AFL-CIO (2004-08-01)
      [Excerpt] Over the past three years, the U.S. trade deficit has exploded and hundreds of thousands of jobs have disappeared overseas. President Bush has not been an idle bystander in this process—he has actively abetted ...
    • Behind the Curtain: How the 10 Largest Mutual Fund Families Voted When Presented with 12 Opportunities to Curb CEO Pay Abuse in 2004 

      AFL-CIO (2004-09-01)
      [Excerpt] On August 31, 2004, for the first time, the nation’s mutual fund companies reported how they cast their proxy votes at the public companies in which they invest. The disclosure is the result of Securities and ...