Unions mobilized to elect pro-worker champions in November. And we’re not letting up now.

Our Priorities

Electing pro-worker legislators in the Senate and House will be critical to protecting our freedom to vote, to control our own bodily freedoms both inside and outside the workplace, and so much more. 

Here are some of the most important issues impacting workers in the 2022 midterm elections:

Economic Freedom

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. 

Freedom to Form a Union

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.

Freedom to Vote

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 our 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.

When the right to vote is threatened, nothing is safe: Our freedom to earn a decent living for our families. Our freedom to have a union on the job. Our freedom to retire with dignity. Our freedom to access lifesaving health care. Even democracy itself is on the chopping block.

Freedom to Access Health Care

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.

Freedom to Have a Secure Retirement

Retirement security is on the ballot this November. Through our votes, 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.

This election could determine the future of retirement in America. The choices are clear. Allow politicians to gut Social Security and pensions or elect leaders who will fight tooth-and-nail to protect pensions, Social Security and Medicare so future generations can rely on these lifesaving programs.