Issues - Unions and Democracy

Unions do far more than negotiate benefits for its own workers. Unions have fought to strengthen public policies that benefit all Americans, both unionized and non-unionized. And as corporate power and influence has skyrocketed in recent years, unions have provided a powerful mechanism for voter turnout that keeps our democracy strong.

Historically, unions have fought to strengthen public policies that benefit all Americans, both unionized and non-unionized. Unions have fought to strengthen minimum wage laws, worker safety protections, and public safety nets. We have unions to thank for the two-day weekend and the 40-hour workweek. More recently, unions have fought to strengthen minimum wage laws, worker safety protections, and public safety nets. Continue...






Experience Raise the Roots!

June 26, 2013 — Maz

Tax Day and the Road Ahead

April 15, 2013 — ts
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Looking ahead on the tax front, the House, Senate and President have all put forward budgets. All sides are doing their best to appear willing to compromise, but before a unified budget is passed, House Republicans, Senate Democrats and the Administration will all have to agree on the specifics. In other words, it’s unlikely that anything will happen soon.

June 2013: UFE Training of Trainers in Boston

March 28, 2013 — Maz
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UFE is hosting our renowned Training of Trainers Institute this June in our own backyard in Boston, MA. We invite organizers, activists, educators, students, and others across the U.S. who want to join and advance the movement for greater equality.

Take Action Now to Preserve and Strengthen the Estate Tax

December 11, 2012 — Michael Young
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Tell the your elected officials to preserve and strengthen the estate tax. In the face of the fiscal cliff, raising more revenue from the estate tax is the best solution to avoid painful cuts. Preserving vital social programs (like Head Start, food stamps, and community development block grants) is more important than tax breaks for the top 0.15% of Americans. But this isn’t just about the dollar figures. It’s about our shared values as a society and the creation of equal opportunities for everyone.
 
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We Built It Together

September 4, 2012 — Brian Miller
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An out-of-context quote from President Obama became the theme of last week's Republican National Convention. In March, UFE published The Self-Made Myth, which contrasts the "self-made myth" with the "built-together reality." So who built it? UFE looked to the stories of successful businesspeople to generate a more meaningful discussion on this issue and its implications on public policy.