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Fighting for fairness, opportunity and equal pay: that's our work.
We're a movement of tens of thousands of workers standing up for middle class families by standing up to politicians and profiteers who seek to serve their own special interests rather than the greater good.
We're not done fighting back. We need your help. Join us!
Fixing Unsafe Roads and Bridges
Sustainable investment will protect families and economic growth
Neglect and underfunding have left America’s infrastructure in ruin. We can still turn it around, but to find a solution, we have to understand the problem.
Building the Middle Class
How Unions Benefit All Working Families
Unions tilt the balance of power from employers to workers, ensure all workers are treated equally and that workers earn a living wage to support a family.
Securing Our Future
Improving Infrastructure, Education & Childcare Will Grow Our Economy
There are four public policies that directly support employment: Improving the share of the population with a bachelor’s degree; Increasing the number of three and four year olds in state early childhood education programs; Improving and expanding roads, bridges, highways, subways, railroads, and waterways; and Reducing the average travel time commuting to work.
Fighting For Fair Wages
Benefits of Prevailing Wage & Living Wage Laws
A prevailing wage law protects local construction standards and ensures that workers earn living wages that allow them to support families. Prevailing wage laws do not increase the total cost of construction.
Equal Pay for Equal Work
Reversing The Trend Towards Greater Income Inequality
Income inequality is on the rise in Illinois, driven by the redistribution of wealth from labor to capital. We're working to reverse this trend and ensure that women and minorities are paid equally for equal work.
Protecting Workers' Rights
Why "Right to Work" Is Wrong For Illinois
Local right-to-work laws would reduce worker earnings and decrease state and local tax revenues. The result would be a weaker Illinois economy.
Take Action on Legislation
Research Bills & File A Witness Slip
Your voice matters. In addition to calling legislators using our hotline number, you can make an impact on legislation by filling a "witness slip." Clicking on this link will take you to the website Legislated.org where you can take action.