Workers' rights are human rights

Economic justice is essential for securing basic human rights, alleviating local and global poverty, and achieving a more peaceful and just world. UUSC recognizes that workers' rights are human rights and works to improve the lives of the world's most marginalized and vulnerable workers.

UUSC's Economic Justice Program develops strategic partnerships and networks, builds movements, and influences local, statewide, and national policy on workers' rights and living wages. To this effort UUSC brings staff advocacy, a faith-based activist constituency, and educational tools.

Oklahoma just passed a law prohibiting cities and counties in that state from raising the minimum wage . In effect, this law ensures that thousands...
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Today I am on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., along with hundreds of workers and many organizations that support workers’ rights. The Senate is...
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You have the power to make a difference in the lives of workers, especially those in the...

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Earlier this year, members of the UU Fellowship of Durango (UUFD) established a coalition to raise awareness among residents of La Plata County on...

This weekend during his weekly address, President Obama tackled the issues facing...

This past weekend, the New York Times revealed that the National Restaurant Association (NRA) is behind a new statement slamming a proposed increase...
Lara Ezor
Around the country, groups of UUs are gathering to discuss the plight of restaurant workers and the importance of raising the minimum wage. By...
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP), chaired by Senator Tom Harkin (author of the Fair Minimum Wage Act) and Senator...

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