Unions are about economic freedom
Big corporations, irresponsible politicians and wealthy interests have rigged our economy and our politics against working people.
If workers don’t have the freedom to form unions, there is no front-line defense against unfair wages, harmful policies and eroding public services.
That’s why American workers are standing up. We are demanding the freedom to join together in strong unions. And we are calling on our elected leaders and candidates running for office to publicly support us.
The collective voice of working people in unions always has been a powerful force, and that power has never been more important than now. Get involved with the fight for worker freedom in your community. Watch and share this video about the power of unions:
Here’s why America needs unions more than ever:
- Joining together in unions gives workers a voice, the ability to negotiate a fair return for their work and to improve their working conditions.
- Unions lift all working people, setting standards for fairness and advocating for public policies like minimum wage increases, job safety, family leave and great public schools that benefit all of us.
- Unions are the most effective way to counter the influence big money and big corporations have on our democracy. Union members advocate for policies that help to level the playing field for all middle class families.
Unions fight for real freedoms like having a decent living resulting from hard work, having the time to take a loved one to the doctor or to attend a parent-teacher conference, and having the ability to retire with dignity.
Join AFSCME and working people across the country in supporting the freedom of working people to join together in unions and make their communities better.