Working America and AFL-CIO, Outsourced: Sending Jobs Overseas:
The Cost to America’s Economy and Working Families
A companion piece to Working America’s Job Tracker, a ZIP code–searchable database of jobs exported (as well as Occupational Safety and Health Act violations and other workplace issues).
American Rights at Work, Behind the Anti-Worker Agenda
Everywhere you look, far-right, anti-union special interest groups are attempting to steamroll their way over working families. The same groups that have stonewalled the Employee Free Choice Act. The same groups who opposed raising the minimum wage. The same groups that have turned their backs on working families again and again.
The 2010 midterm elections are nearly upon us already and we have seen an unprecedented surge of activity by shadowy organizations that use hidden donors to undermine the progressive social agenda for which organized labor has always stood.
These organizations are spending tens of millions of dollars to enact an agenda that would set working families back by decades. Contained in this guide are background materials on the following big money extremists who are trying to buy seats in Congress for their far-right allies.
Scott Lilly, Center for American Progress, Beyond Justice: Bush Labor Department Abuses Labor Department Regulatory Authorities
Gordon Lafer, Ph.D.Free and Fair? How Labor Law Fails U.S. Democratic Election Standards American Rights at Work, June 2005
Materials available from the AFL-CIO now include: