McKean & Potter Counties Federation of Labor

 

On Feb. 15, just days after massive layoffs at Activision Blizzard, the AFL-CIO issued a powerful public statement of support to game developers in the United States. Its message, published in an open letter at Kotaku, was both simple and profound.

Last year, in communities all across the country, millions of Americans mobilized and called for an economy that works for all of us.

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Taxpayers are scrambling to make last-minute payments due to the Internal Revenue Service in just four days, but many of the country’s largest publicly-held corporations are doing better: They’ve reported they owe absolutely nothing on the billions of dollars in profits they earned last year.

In 2018, women once again came home with over 16% less money in their paychecks. Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, which means women had to work until April 2—92 days longer—to be paid the same amount as a comparable man in 2018.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Tuesday that President Trump must reopen talks with Canada and Mexico to tighten enforcement provisions in a proposed North American trade deal, casting renewed doubt on prospects for congressional ratification of the accord.

As unimaginable as it may seem, every year some families in our communities and throughout the world have family members go to work and never return home.  They die as a result of an accident or illness while on the job. Their families, co-workers, friends struggle with the loss. On April 28th each year the AFL-CIO asks it affiliates to hold Workers Memorial Services  as a community service to remember those whose lives that were taken so suddenly, to honor their lives and renew our fight for safer workplaces.