Labor 2018 Election Topics

 

The New Hampshire AFL-CIO supports legislation to safeguard and promote the principle of collective bargaining and the rights, health and economic wellbeing of all New Hampshire working people, and opposes legislation that is harmful to working families and our communities.

New Hampshire Labor 2018 Election Issues:


National AFL-CIO Policy Resolutions (2017)

Resolution 1: Workers’ Bill of Rights
Working people demand the right to come home safely at the end of the day. We demand the right to be paid enough to support ourselves and our families. We demand the right to quality health care, paid time off to spend with family, a schedule that is flexible and fair, and protection from discrimination. Finally, after decades of hard work, we demand the right to retire with dignity and security.

Resolution 6: Making Health Care For All a Reality
Having the health care we need, no matter who we are and regardless of our circumstances in life, is fundamental to our well-being as individuals and as a nation. That is why the American labor movement has fought for more than a century to make quality health care a basic right in the United States.

Resolution 9: Rewriting the Rules: Making the Freedom to Join Together and Negotiate a Reality for All Workers
We must rewrite the rules of our economy to guarantee all who work in America the freedom to bargain collectively with their employer, free from fear and intimidation.

Resolution 12: Immigration and Citizenship
A strong and vibrant democracy cannot function unless all people living and working within its borders, regardless of their skin color or their place of birth, can participate meaningfully in the political process as citizens with full rights and equal protections.

Resolution 13: Freedom to Spend Time With Family
Work is a down payment on the freedom to spend time with our families. Unfortunately, that investment does not always pay off. Outdated workplace policies put working women in a particular bind, forcing them to make impossible choices between work, family and personal wellness. Women want new rules for an economy that works for all working people equally, and the freedom to build lives of value.

Resolution 14: Voting Rights: Building An Inclusive Pro-Voter Democracy to Move A Winning Agenda for Working People
We see the common threads among the continued erosion of rights for working families, the attack on an economy that works for everyone, and the assault on one of our most fundamental democratic rights—the right to vote.

Resolution 18: Tax and Budget Policies Should Put Working People First
We will advocate for a better approach to budget and taxes that focuses on the needs of working families—by raising significantly more revenues over the long term from big corporations and the wealthy so we can make the investments we need in infrastructure, education and good-paying jobs for working people.

Resolution 20: Full Employment and a $15 Minimum Wage
For the past 35 years, politicians have made policy choices that keep wages flat and allow people at the top to capture the gains from economic growth. We must rewrite the rules of the labor market to ensure working people share in the wealth we help create and our incomes rise as we become more productive. Rewriting the rules must include putting full employment back at the center of our economic policies and increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Resolution 23: Safe Jobs—Every Worker’s Right
The right to a safe job is a fundamental worker right and a core union value. Every worker should be able to go to work and return home safely at the end of the day.

Resolution 44: Resolution in Support of Public Education
We believe that public tax dollars should only support public schools that are publicly governed and accountable to parents, educators and communities. In no way should local, state or federal funding be taken away from public schools and given to private schools that are unaccountable to the public.

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