Oregon AFL-CIO Weekly Update: Stand Up for New Seasons Workers
November 15, 2017
Stand Up for New Seasons Workers
Workers at New Seasons need your help! Please take a moment today to call New Seasons CEO Wendy Collie at (503) 422-9589 and tell her that you support New Seasons workers and want her to sit down and meet with the workers’ bargaining committee. Urge her to make a commitment that her company will NOT retaliate against workers for organizing.
Tell Congress: Reject GOP Tax Bill
The Republican tax plan is a job killer that will give 50% of its tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy, while raising taxes for 25% of working families. Click here to call now to stop Congress from raising taxes to pay for huge giveaways on the backs of working people. If your member of Congress stands with us against the GOP Tax Bill, thank them!
Congresswoman Bonamici Takes on Labor Secretary Acosta
Congresswoman Bonamici stands up for workers, and for protecting our ability to save for a secure retirement through a series of questions to Labor Secretary Acosta. Watch the video here.
Nabisco Day of Action Tomorrow
Working people across the country are taking action tomorrow to stand up against outsourcing and the exploitation of workers. Join us in Portland at noon to take action:
Before you put together your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list, check our list of union-made in America food and other items that are essential to a traditional family Thanksgiving feast. Speaking of thanks, a big thank you to the Union Label and Service Trades Department (ULSTD), Union Plus and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's resource site, Labor 411, for compiling their extensive catalogs of union-made products.
Click here for some of the best union-made Thanksgiving eats and cookware from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM); Machinists (IAM); United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW); and United Steelworkers (USW).
NAFTA Negotiations Update
The next NAFTA negotiation round officially begins November 17, and the news isn't all bad. It may sound crazy, but the same administration that put a Goldman Sachs and OneWest operative in charge of the Treasury Department and an anti-public school advocate in charge of the Department of Education recently made a NAFTA proposal that would nearly eliminate the private corporate justice system known as ISDS (investor-to-state dispute settlement). This proposal alone is not enough to fix NAFTA's many shortcomings, but it is a step in the right direction. Click here to learn more.