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Tell Your Senators: Fully Fund the NLRB

  • 7 December 2022
Tell Your Senators: Fully Fund the NLRB

Funding for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has stayed flat since 2014 — an effective decrease of 25 percent when accounting for inflation. The agency's $94 million budgetary shortfall is severely impacting the NLRB's ability to conduct its important work to protect workers' rights.

At a time when workers are organizing in record numbers, ensuring the NLRB has the funding to meet the moment is critical. The NLRB is the bedrock of our labor relations system. No other agency in the U.S. government is as important when it comes to protecting and expanding workers' rights. 

Can you take a moment to tell your senators to FULLY FUND the NLRB?

PATPA Press Release

  • 6 December 2022

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2022 - Americans will soon start gathering their receipts and documents to prepare their taxes, and entertainment workers anticipate owing unnecessarily burdensome amounts in taxes because they are unable to deduct required work expenses. In a letter sent today, unions of entertainment workers affiliated with the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE) call on Congress to restore tax fairness for these middle-class creative professionals by passing the bipartisan Performing Artist Tax Parity Act (PATPA), S. 2872/H.R. 4750. 

“Entertainment workers should not be punished by the tax code for seeking employment,” said DPE President Jennifer Dorning. “We urge Congress to fix this problem by passing the bipartisan Performing Artist Tax Parity Act.”

The 2022 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide

  • 5 December 2022
The 2022 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide

Our union siblings at the United Steelworkers partnered with the Alliance for American Manufacturing to create the 2022 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide! Buying union-made products produced in the U.S. helps strengthen local economies and plays a role in keeping good-paying jobs in our communities.

Check out the Made in America Holiday Gift Guide for gifts you can feel good about getting or giving this holiday season!

New Year, New Car

  • 1 December 2022

Don't miss year-end car sales events! Easily find your next new or used car online with the Union Plus Auto Buying Service. Take advantage of your exclusive Union Member benefits:

  • Ready to sell your car? Get a cash offer from a local dealer in minutes.

  • $100 rebate on new union-made cars*

  • Remote paperwork and vehicle delivery options available

  • Enjoy up to $2,000 in Auto Repair and Auto Deductible Reimbursements**

*If you purchase a new, qualifying union-assembled vehicle, you will receive a check for $100 within 6 to 8 weeks after purchase. (The rebate checks come from Union Plus and not from the dealer). Union Plus receives a monthly report on the sales activity from the program provider to verify that a rebate check should be sent to a member who purchased a qualifying vehicle. This process is automatic, there are no forms to complete. Keep a copy of your Union Plus Auto Buying referral email that can assist in researching your purchase if you think you qualified for a rebate but did not receive a check.

**Some benefits not available in NY or NH. Terms and conditions apply. Auto Deductible Reimbursement is provided by Voyager Indemnity Insurance Company, an Assurant company.


Tell your senators: pregnant workers deserve protections, too

  • 30 November 2022

Pregnant workers are often discriminated and retaliated against when asking for reasonable and necessary workplace accommodations. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) would change that by creating a clear standard requiring employers to engage with workers and to provide reasonable accommodations to workers with pregnancy-related limitations.

Can you take a moment to tell your senators to support this important piece of legislation?

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