In July 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order after federal contract workers went on strike to expose rampant wage theft. This order ensured that federal contractors had to follow labor and employment laws. Our work was covered by MSNBC and the Huffington Post.
In March 2017, President Trump signed legislation to repeal FPSW. We are continuing to push for its reinstatement.
At the 2014 State of the Union, President Obama announced he would raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10. Workers went on strike seven times in seven months to get thousands of people a badly-needed raise. You can read the Washington Post's coverage of our work here.
PRESIDENT Obama & CONGRESS SLASH PAY OF HIGHEST PAID FEDERAL CONTRACT EXECUTIVES
President Obama and Congress agreed to cap pay for federal contract executives as part of the 2014 budget deal. This action dramatically reduced the taxpayer reimbursements for top salaries from $952,000 to $487,000 per executive annually. You can learn more from the Washington Post's coverage here.
Collective Bargaining rights for SMITHSONIAN WORKERS
After a series of one-day strikes by Good Jobs Nation, hundreds of food-service workers from several of the Smithsonian Museums won a union and can now bargain for better pay and benefits. You can read the Washington Post's coverage here.
Antonio Vanegas, a wage theft victim, joined the Good Jobs Nation campaign to expose rampant wage theft in the Ronald Reagan Federal Building. After going on strike, he was detained and threatened with deportation. With the help of Good Jobs Nation, Antonio won the right to stay and work in the United States. Check out the Huffington Post's coverage here.