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The safest way to vote this year is to vote by mail. During the Civil War Americans used the mail to vote, and the post office has been essential to our democracy ever since. 

Ryan Boyer grew up in a strong Union household and remembers playing in union halls as a child.

Today is the Deadline to Register to Vote in Pennsylvania. Take a moment to look now, be sure you are a registered voter, and that all your information is up to date and correct.

Weakened Mine Inspections

 

What the Trump Administration calls ‘regulatory reform,’ Unions call jeopardizing lives. With sweeping legislation, in December 2017, the current administration took massive pride in canceling over 1,500 regulatory actions across many sectors. Actions intended to protect the public, consumers, and workers.  

 

Preventing Overtime Pay for Millions of Workers

Under the Trump Administration, the Department of Labor introduced a new rule in 2019, lowering the overtime threshold from just over 47 thousand dollars a year to just over 35 thousand dollars a year. That means 8.2 million workers in America had $12,000 taken from them this year by being denied that overtime pay. 

 

Attacks on Collective Bargaining

The Trump Administration attacks on workers are relentless. They try to divide workers as they take up lawsuits and approve government agency restrictions on the traditional rights of working people. Across a variety of sectors, this administration has restricted collective bargaining, the keystone of Union service.

 

 

OSHA Removes Information of Workplace Deaths from Homepage

The mission of the Occupation Health and Safety Administration, or OSHA, is “to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.” As part of their work, they maintained a prominent public list to acknowledge lives lost on the job.

 

Restricted and Suspended Legal Immigration

The xenophobia of Donald Trump has been well documented throughout much of his career in real estate and in politics. The policies that develop from these ideas strike against the foundation of the United States of America. 

 

Weakened Union Elections

The Trump Administration knows that solidarity is the only way to protect our Democracy from tyranny. It is why they sow division and unrest wherever they can, especially within Unions.

 

Half a century after Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, labor advocates say the agency in charge of enforcing the landmark law is failing to protect American workers during the coronavirus pandemic.