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Tell Volkswagen: It’s time to stop your war on workers!

Working people at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee have been fighting for years for a union. Nearly every other Volkswagen worker around the globe already has a union. But in Tennessee, management has waged an all-out war to stop these workers—refusing to negotiate, hiring high-priced union-busting lawyers and trying to block a vote.

Now, the workers have a shot at winning. The National Labor Relations Board will conduct a union representation vote June 12–14. Workers are being subjected to a nasty anti-union campaign every day at work.

United Way of Allen County is committed to cultivating and advancing community solutions that address the most critical issues our society is facing. To do that, we promote current research, community dialogue, and data-driven policy solutions. What we have learned through those components has changed the way we think as community influencers and how we do business.

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Make the Call: Support the Raise the Wage Act of 2019

For millions of working people across the country, working 40 hours or more a week is not enough to make ends meet. In fact, one in nine U.S. workers are paid wages that leave them in poverty, even when working full-time and year-round.

A new bill in Congress will gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15. This is an easy and necessary way to lift millions of working people out of poverty and stimulate local economies.