Our Priorities

Too many working people are struggling to afford the basics, much less save for college or retirement. The best way to solve rising prices is to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States, creating good union jobs and shortening our supply chains. 

Our labor laws have been twisted by decades of attacks from corporate lobbyists. The freedom to form and join a union is a core human right, and we will work to ensure that workers are able to do so. 

The right to vote is a fundamental cornerstone of our country’s democracy. Generations of Americans have fought—and even died—to gain voting rights and to protect people’s right to vote without intimidation or obstruction. Yet states across the country continue to pass voter suppression laws designed to mute our voices, target communities of color and harm the most vulnerable among us. 

Without the right to vote in free and fair elections, democracy is an empty promise.

Every worker should have the freedom to go to the doctor and receive expert medical guidance and care they need, including reproductive health care. Nothing should get in the way of that—not employers, big insurance companies or the government. 

In the wake of unprecedented attacks on women’s reproductive freedom and the overturning of Roe v. Wade, we’re not going to allow the government or an employer to interfere with a worker’s right to access the health care they need.

As many as half of all workers are in jeopardy of retiring in poverty. 

We can reject the notion that working people should have to stay on the job until we die because we can’t afford a decent retirement. 

Unions fight tooth and nail to protect pensions, Social Security and Medicare so older Americans can rely on these lifesaving programs and retire with dignity.