This is all about you and the power of your vote in a closely-divided state that’s likely to decide who becomes president—yet again.
The new Labor Department rule could help millions more workers get access to benefits like overtime pay, unemployment insurance, Social Security benefits, employer-offered health insurance, the minimum wage, and paid sick days.
Scott Walker’s signature attack on public education and unions has withstood past challenges. New lawsuit is based on the state constitution’s guarantee of equal protection.
“The word union has been so taboo for so long, and he’s [Biden] on national TV saying the word ‘union,’” Levar Wilson Sr. said. “America was built on union labor, union work. Every union member benefits from the fact that he uses that specific word.”
Madison resident Lisa Goodman says that working as an electrician is the “best thing that ever happened” to her. She was able to pay off her graduate school debt, bought a home on a single income, and has been mostly debt free for the past 14 years.
As federal investments pour into the construction sector, Kilah Engelke is working to recruit more women into the industry. “We have the best health care available and a pension that will last my entire lifetime and allow me to retire with dignity at an early age,” she said. “The wages are great too.”
Although several of the Teamsters’ demands have been met, the union is still pushing to raise wages for part-time workers at UPS, who earn a minimum of only $16.20 per hour. “These part-timers are working at poverty wages,” Teamsters President Sean O’Brien said.
Biden Signs Bill to Block Rail Strike to Protect Economy; Senate Voted Down Effort to Give Rail Workers Paid Sick Days
Democratic lawmakers tried to pass a second bill that would have added paid sick days to the agreement, but were unable to reach the 60-vote threshold needed in the Senate, due to most Republican senators opposing the measure.