Liz Watson

Liz Watson

Liz Watson is the Executive Director of the Progressive Caucus Action Fund.  Liz previously served as the Labor Policy Director and Chief Labor Counsel on the House Education and Labor Committee, the Executive Director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, and the Director of the Workplace Justice Program at the National Women’s Law Center. In 2018, she was the Democratic nominee for Congress in her home district of IN-09 and ran a bold, progressive, grassroots-led campaign.

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A nurse attends a protest, organised by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) in front of the National Holdings Corporation on May 8, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Friday, July 03, 2020
Trump and the GOP Are Sacrificing Working People for Political Gain
The United States is currently seeing the most coronavirus infections since the pandemic began . Dr. Anthony Fauci just warned that the U.S. could soon reach 100,000 new cases each day. And across every age group, people of color, especially Black and Native people, are being infected and dying at...
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Medicare for All, paid family leave, universal child care, a robust social safety net. These things are not a wish list. They are essentials. (Photo: United Workers / flickr / cc) Views
Friday, March 13, 2020
Coronavirus Prevention That Works For Working People
America isn’t ready for coronavirus. In the last 24 hours, millions of school children across the country have been told to stay home for two weeks, or even longer. This is an important public health step to stop the spread, but it also means parents can’t go to work. I’m fixing lunch for a 9 and...
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Unions build power for the rest of us. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Thursday, February 06, 2020
The Time Is NOW For The PRO Act To Protect Workers
Jim Staus had one goal: To make the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) a better place to work. Jim worked hard, he got stellar reviews and he was proud of his job as a supply technician. But his pay was so low that one winter, he and his wife had to melt snow to flush their toilets...
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The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act would force employers to the bargaining table if the union has the support of a majority of employees and the employer interferes with the union election. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Views
Friday, May 31, 2019
U.S. Workers Are Standing Up for Their Rights. A New Law Would Back Them Up.
More workers engaged in collective action last year than in any other year in the past three decades. In 2018, 485,000 people participated in work stoppages —from teachers to hotel workers to workers in the telecommunications industry and more. In 2019, working people's appetite for collective...
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