A delegation of farm workers lobbied Congress ahead of the holiday weekend to pass legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship for thousands of workers who provide the food for our tables.
Farm workers mobilized in Washington, DC the week before Thanksgiving to push lawmakers to pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a compromise bill that would help secure America’s food supply and put some of the nation’s most essential workers on a path to citizenship. Continue reading →
While efforts to secure paid leave benefits are stalled at the federal level, states and cities are moving forward. In the latest victory, the District of Columbia has granted hundreds of thousands of private-sector workers 12 weeks of paid time off, up from a maximum of eight weeks. Continue reading →
A trillion-dollar company like Amazon, with a centi-billionaire CEO, shouldn’t have warehouses that collapse.
The fight for justice and accountability continues for six Amazon employees who were killed when a warehouse roof collapsed during a tornado last December. Continue reading →
“Amazon was supposed to keep them safe. They didn’t do that. How does a company worth over $1 trillion let this happen?”
The fight for justice and accountability continues for six Amazon employees who were killed when a warehouse roof collapsed during a tornado in December. Continue reading →
This worker-driven organizing victory could pave the way for future debt relief.
After a two-week hunger strike and two months of sit-ins, dozens of taxi drivers in New York City hosted a long-awaited celebration outside City Hall on November 10. Continue reading →
Organizers take to the streets to call on Big Pharma to halt its assault on popular reforms to lower prescription drug prices.
Armed with a “STOP PHARMA GREED” banner and a large, menacing image of a greedy industry executive, member leaders from People’s Action rallied in front of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Washington, D.C., headquarters last week to protest drug companies’ relentless pursuit of profits at the expense of everyday people. Continue reading →
The next few months will be crucial to securing the big, bold policy wins needed to build a more equitable, sustainable country for all.
With members of Congress back home for the summer recess, hundreds of activists took to the streets in communities across the country for a #SealTheDeal day of action. Their demand? That Congress fights for every dollar in the $3.5 trillion recovery package and protects investments in climate solutions, care, jobs, and justice. Continue reading →
Democrats just passed a budget framework that could make millions of immigrant workers less vulnerable to exploitation.
Immigration agents arrested over 600 undocumented workers at a poultry plant in Jackson, Mississippi, two years ago in what remains the largest workplace raid in U.S. history. Continue reading →
The Biden administration must address the industry’s long-standing gender discrimination and systemic inequalities, which have become even more severe during the pandemic.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been an outpouring of public support for essential workers. But this national discourse has largely excluded migrant women farmworkers, despite their vital role in keeping food on American families’ tables. Continue reading →
By supporting quality home care, the plan will help seniors avoid dangerous, for-profit nursing facilities.
As the nation’s population ages, the need for more care workers and safer, more affordable care options is urgent. Continue reading →
In the face of intimidation by one of the largest companies in the world, Alabama workers bravely spoke out about the need for greater labor protections.
Following one of the most high-profile union votes in history, workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama—led by Black organizers—ultimately rejected efforts to form a union by 71 percent, according to the National Labor Relations Board. Continue reading →
Pressure mounts on Biden to take action on student loan debt
Posted on May 3, 2022 by Rebekah Entralgo
Less than 24 hours after news broke that President Biden is seriously considering canceling tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt, organizers mobilized. Continue reading →