Sign the Petition: Tell Your Legislators to Protect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

January 01, 2020

Republican leaders in Congress—with the blessing of President Donald Trump’s administration—are moving to gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. They introduced legislation last month to cut the staff at the CFPB and are weighing other measures that would destroy the power of the bureau to hold companies that abuse consumers accountable.

 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has done crucial work to safeguard Americans against the deceptive and abusive practices of big banks, student loan servicers, credit card companies and predatory lenders. Congress must protect this important work, not grind it to a halt by gutting its funding, hamstringing its independence or unseating the bureau’s hardworking director, Richard Cordray.

Sign the Petition: Tell Congress—Don’t Cut Our Overtime!

January 01, 2020

Republican leaders in Congress just launched a new attack on the 40-hour workweek.

 

They want to pass a bill—called the Working Families Flexibility Act—that would let big corporations and greedy CEOs get out of giving working people any extra pay for overtime work. No matter how much

Republican legislators dress it up in language about “flexibility” and “choice,” this legislation comes down to one thing: longer hours for less pay.

 

House Speaker Paul Ryan and extreme Republican leaders in the House have tried to pass similar legislation in the past, but we were able to stop them. Now we need to turn up the pressure again and tell them that we see straight through their tricks.

Sign the pledge: I’ll fight for equal pay for women

January 01, 2020

In 1963, the Equal Pay Act was signed by John F. Kennedy. Its aim was to abolish wage disparity based on sex. Years later, women still only make 79 cents for every dollar a man makes and, for women of color, the picture is even worse. African American women make 60 cents and Latinas only 55 cents per dollar made by white men.

 

A woman who works full-time loses more than half a million dollars over her lifetime by being paid less than men for doing the same job. This not only hurts women, it takes money away from families.

 

With millions of mothers, sisters and grandmothers working to provide for our families, it’s time that more is done for equal pay.

Don’t Let AT&T Outsource More Jobs and Cut Working People’s Pay and Benefits

April 03, 2017

Working people at AT&T’s wireless division are fighting to save good jobs. Not only do company executives want free rein to outsource more jobs—they’ve already outsourced more than 8,000—but they want to force employees to pay more for medical benefits, cut retirement benefits and even reduce employee sick time.

 

Sign the petition now to tell AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to demand good jobs for working people at AT&T and an end to outsourcing.

Big Banks Need a Watchdog. Don’t Gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau!

January 01, 2020

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has returned nearly $12 billion to families ripped off by big banks, student loan servicers, credit card companies and predatory lenders. But Republicans in Congress have introduced legislation to start the process of gutting the CFPB.

 

Sign the petition to the White House and Congress to tell them to oppose any efforts to dismantle the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Tell Your Legislators to Oppose Trump’s Nominee for Labor Secretary

January 01, 2020

Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor—fast food CEO Andrew Puzder—would be a disaster for working Americans. He’s railed against a meaningful increase in the minimum wage, opposed expanding overtime pay and supported replacing working people with machines. Of his Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants that were investigated for labor law complaints, 60% were found to have violated the law. Most of these complaints were for failure to pay workers minimum wage or overtime.

Add your name to urge your members of Congress to oppose Andrew Puzder for secretary of labor.

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