Sign the petition: “Right-to-Work” Laws Lower Wages for All Working People – Union and Nonunion Alike

Sign the petition: “Right-to-Work” Laws Lower Wages for All Working People – Union and Nonunion Alike

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Participating organizations:
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
American Federation of Teachers
Courage Campaign
CPD Action
Daily Kos
Democracy for America
Economic Policy Institute Policy Center
Fight for $15
Good Jobs Nation
Jobs With Justice
The Nation
National Employment Law Project
OUR Walmart
People Demanding Action
People For the American Way
Progressive Congress Action Fund
Public Citizen
The Zero Hour

Donald Trump’s presidency could usher in a crisis for working people across the country.

Since Election Day, Republican lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures are aggressively pushing “right-to-work” laws. They’re paving the way for corporations to increase their power in workplaces and state and national politics.

And now, Donald Trump’s press secretary has indicated “the president believes in ‘right-to-work’” and he wants to do “what’s in the best interest of job creators.”

These policies won’t lead to more manufacturing plants or better jobs. They will only lead to weaker unions, less bargaining power for working people, and lower wages (union and nonunion).

We all benefit from strong unions of working people who bring about a better standard of living – not just for union members. Politicians and CEOs pushing “right to work” want to weaken unions and increase corporate profits because their goal is to make the rich richer.

Sign the petition today telling congressional and state lawmakers that “right to work” is bad for your state and bad for the country.

To: All Members of Congress and State Lawmakers

Working people in “right-to-work” states earn at least $6,000 less than other people on average. And EPI research shows that, even after controlling for other differences between states like the cost of living, people in “right-to-work” states still earn 3.2 percent less – or $1,558 less per year. So-called “right-to-work” laws lower the wages of everyone who works for a living – union and nonunion alike. Pushed by corporate lobbyists and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the only real purpose of so-called “right-to-work” laws is to lower wages and weaken unions. We demand that you stand up for workers’ rights and oppose “right-to-work” laws in Congress and in your state.