LABOR LEDE – October 11, 2019
As the strike of more than 48,000 UAW members at General Motors continues, the AFL-CIO has launched a digital ad campaign that will blanket 10 markets covering 15 cities. The ads will run on social media and are expected to reach more than 15.4 million people in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. The UAW strikers are fighting for fair wages, affordable health care, dignity, respect and the security they deserve. The AFL-CIO stands in solidarity with the hardworking employees who have sacrificed to make GM the success it is today.
KITCHEN TABLE ECONOMICS
The growth of wages for the bottom half of workers from 1980–2014. At the same time, wages for the top 1% grew by 205%.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“The AFL-CIO and its unions will work to engage American workers and their families who remember what it’s like to have a president who works for the people. The struggle to free Lula and defend democracy in Brazil is not just for Brazilians, but for all of us. Lula Livre! Free Lula!” —AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (UMWA), speaking about imprisoned Brazilian labor leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
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