Monday, November 5, 2007
Letter of Support to Striking Writers Guild of America Members
Writers Guild of America, West
Patric M. Verrone
7000 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Writers Guild of America, East
555 W 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Dear Brothers Verrone and Winship:
I am writing to express the full support of the seven unions and six million members of Change to Win in your struggle for a fair agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. As the driving force of a multibillion dollar industry, we stand with you in your fight for what is right and fair.
We know that your fight is our fight and will support you in any way we can in order to keep the American Dream alive not just for WGA members and their families, but for all Americans.
Friday, November 2, 2007
Change to Win is Changing Politics in Kentucky
Unions Ramping Up GOTV Efforts to Elect Pro-Worker Candidates
KENTUCKY -- With less than a week before Election Day, Change to Win unions are working to change the political landscape of Kentucky and build the political power needed to strengthen workers' voices at all levels of government. Change to Win affiliates, including the United Food and Commercial Workers, the Teamsters and the Jefferson County Teachers Association have committed significant resources to mobilize hundreds of thousands of voters in support of pro-worker candidates through member-to-member outreach, volunteer hours and advertisements.
"Workers are crucial to this election," said Anna Burger, Chair of Change to Win. "It is working family issues that are driving this election and Change to Win is making sure their voices are heard on Tuesday. That's why our members are volunteering in a massive, grassroots effort at their worksites and in their communities to help elect candidates that will make the American Dream a reality for the working families of Kentucky."
The Working Families for Kentucky, a committee of worker representatives from Change to Win unions, began airing radio advertisements in central and western Kentucky in September targeting working families and value voters. The ads challenged candidates to address real Christian family values, such as good jobs, affordable education and health care for children. The group ran three different radio ads between September and October.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
273 Lawmakers Put Kids First
WASHINGTON, DC -- Following is a statement from Greg Tarpinian, Executive Director of Change to Win, on the House's failure to override President Bush's veto of SCHIP.
"Change to Win applauds the efforts of the Congressional Democrats and some courageous Republicans to override President Bush's veto of legislation that would provide health care to children whose parents cannot afford it.
"In failing to approve SCHIP, President Bush and his Republican allies in Congress have callously placed ideology over the health and well-being of millions of children. Those members of Congress who voted to deny health coverage to poor children will face another override vote next November, except this time working families will have the vote."
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
The UAW's Fight is America's Fight
Following is a statement by Change to Win Executive Director Greg Tarpinian on the UAW strike against Chrysler LLC, in response to the company's failure to meet a tentative agreement to bring job security and health care funding for 45,000 UAW workers and their families.
Washington, D.C. -- The United Auto Workers Union (UAW) has been a leader in raising living and working standards for generations of working families. For decades, the UAW has made the American Dream a reality for American workers. Now, UAW members are again leading the fight, and are on the picket line defending the dream for today's workers and retirees.
The six million members of the Change to Win unions join in solidarity with UAW members on the picket line. We stand together to demand affordable health care, secure jobs, and living wages for UAW members and all Americans. The UAW's fight is America's fight.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Homeland Security Rule Would Cause "Irreparable Harm" to Workers
Change to Win Joins In Successful Action to Protect Workers from Arbitrary Dismissal