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...






Take Action on Tax Day

April 5, 2012 — Shannon M.
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Our tax code is rigged to benefit the richest 1% among us. We need Tax Solutions for the 99%. 2012 is a pivotal year; not only do all of the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of this year, but the outcome of the November elections could very well determine the future of our tax system. Here are five ways you can be a taxivist this April.

Inherited Fortunes Should Be Taxed

March 29, 2012 — ts
Paris Hilton Doesn't Need a Tax Cut

What if there was a way to bring in substantial new revenue to pay for vital public services? What if we could generate that revenue exclusively from those who can best afford it, the estates of millionaires and billionaires, and at the same time reduce economic inequality? We'd be crazy to not do it, right? Well, the good news is that a strong estate tax will do exactly that.

Challenging Conservative Business Icons’ “Self-Made” Claims

March 13, 2012 — Shannon M.
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The iconic "self-made" businessman is a tired and false cliche; it's time for a more honest national dialogue about what makes wealth and success possible. And a new book by two UFE staffers aims to do just that. 

FREE WEBINAR: Reclaiming the Pro-Business Narrative

March 1, 2012 — Shannon M.
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How can tax fairness advocates and businesses effectively bond together to reclaim the myth that progressive taxation is anti-business? This free Tax Fairness Tune-Up webinar will provide insights and practical tips for grassroots organizers and business leaders alike. Register today!

BOOK TOUR: Sign Up for a Book Event Near You

February 29, 2012 — Shannon M.
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The Self-Made Myth co-authors, Brian Miller and Mike Lapham, will be on tour in 2012 discussing the book as it relates to the national dialogue and the public policy decisions before us. Some of the remarkable individuals profiled in The Self-Made Myth will join Mike and Brian in select cities.