Delegates to the 70th Constitutional Convention of the Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO elected James Hart as President of the Department October 6, 2016. President Hart had been appointed by the executive council upon the retirement of former president Ron Ault in...read more
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Tonight's last presidential debate is set to focus on several topics of importance to working families. Here's what you need to know about the candidates on those issues in advance of the debate, so you can see how they stack up.
Make no mistake, a Donald Trump presidency would be a disaster for our country. So we thought it would be good to jog everyone's memories on just how bad Trump is on the economy. Here are 10 things you should remember (after the jump).
Tonight is the third and final presidential debate, and we hope that the nominees will finally discuss the issues facing older Americans: expanding Social Security, strengthening Medicare, protecting earned pension benefits and reining in the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs.
Fifteen percent of the U.S. population is older than age 65. That number is expected to grow to 20%, or 1 in 5 people by 2030. Ensuring that all Americans have a secure and healthy retirement after a lifetime of work should be at the top of the next president’s agenda.
The Union Advantage
Union members earn better wages and benefits than workers who aren’t union members. On average, union workers’ wages are 27 percent higher than their nonunion counterparts.
Unionized workers are 60 percent more likely to have employer-provided pensions.
More than 79 percent of union workers have jobs that provide health insurance benefits, but less than half of nonunion workers do. Unions help employers create a more stable, productive workforce—where workers have a say in improving their jobs.
Unions help bring workers out of poverty and into the middle class. In fact, in states where workers don’t have union rights, workers’ incomes are lower.
- Wages are 27% higher than non-union 27%
- Unionized workers are 60 percent more likely to have employer-provided pensions 60%
- More than 79 percent of union workers have jobs that provide health insurance benefits 79%