American Rights at Work

American Rights at Work is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the freedom of workers to organize unions and bargain collectively with employers. Through action, research findings, and outreach inside and outside of the labor community, we expose injustice in the workplace and fight for the rights of America's workers.

As a leading advocate, American Rights at Work is a readily available resource on workers' rights and labor-related issues. We can also connect you with other advocates, policy experts, activists and figures within the labor movement.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Statement on Adoption of Final NLRB Rule to Ensure a Fair Vote for Workers
Today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) adopted a final rule that includes some but not all of the proposals set forth in its recent proposal to ensure a fairer union election process for workers. The final rule standardizes the union election process so that workers can vote on whether to form a union if they want to. In response, American Rights at Work Executive Director Kimberly Freeman Brown issued the following statement:
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Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Statement on Secret Ballot Amendments
The votes have been counted, and Republicans have taken the House. There’s no denying that the political landscape in this country is about to shift dramatically. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s wildly unpopular Citizens United decision, the role of well-funded corporate front groups in shaping last night’s results is no secret either.
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Wednesday, June 09, 2010
New Report Exposes Labor Relations Double Standard at T-Mobile USA
Today the American Rights at Work Education Fund issued a comprehensive report exposing a systematic campaign to prevent employees from forming a union by T-Mobile USA and its parent company, German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom (DT). The report, “Lowering the Bar or Setting the Standard?
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Tuesday, February 09, 2010
New Report Exposes Labor Relations Double Standard at T-Mobile USA
Today the American Rights at Work Education Fund issued a comprehensive report exposing a systematic campaign to prevent employees from forming a union by T-Mobile USA and its parent company, German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom (DT). The report, “Lowering the Bar or Setting the Standard?
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Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Visionary Employers Featured in 2009 Labor Day List
Companies across the nation are weathering our economic storm by working closer and harder than ever with their strongest asset – their employees.
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Statement on the Minnesota Supreme Court Ruling
Acting Executive Director Kimberly Freeman released the following statement: "Today’s Minnesota Supreme Court ruling marks a victory for Minnesotans and workers across the country. Their votes have finally been counted and affirmed, and now Minnesotans are one step closer to having their voices fully represented in Congress. Working families should be encouraged by the addition of Sen.-elect Franken to the growing pro-worker majority in the Senate. Yet the road ahead for issues of utmost concern to middle-class and working families is not an easy one.
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Thursday, May 14, 2009
New Ad: Will Specter Choose Wall Street or Workers?
Launching the first television advertisement since Senator Specter switched party affiliations, American Rights at Work asks the Senator if he will stand with America's workers and support the Employee Free Choice Act or choose to back the corporate interests responsible for our nation's economic meltdown. This ad serves as a reminder to Senator Specter that workers in Pennsylvania and across the country are counting on Congress to make the economy work for everyone again.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
National Ad Campaign for Employee Free Choice Act Intensifies
A national ad campaign by American Rights at Work is intensifying to build on the momentum from the spring recess and the thousands of people who continue to participate in grassroots activity in support of the Employee Free Choice Act. Coming off of two weeks of roundtables, small business events, women's forums, corporate protests, and letter writing and phone banking, working families are reaching a crescendo of activity in favor of legislation that will give workers the freedom to bargain with corporations for better wages and benefits.
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Thursday, April 09, 2009
New Nationwide Ad: Wall Street Chooses Greed over Workers, Employee Free Choice Act
Greeted with a new massive nationwide ad campaign along with over 350 grassroots actions, members of Congress returned to their home states and districts this week to be reminded that a majority of the public demands passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. A new, hard-hitting television ad will hit national airwaves today exposing the real motives of those who oppose the Employee Free Choice Act.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Statement from American Rights at Work Executive Director Mary Beth Maxwell
The Employee Free Choice Act is critical legislation that will restore our middle class and give workers back the freedom to bargain for a better life. The mission to restore our middle class has never been more important than it is right now.
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