In addition to bargaining contracts and representing workers when they need support, our union fights for policies that impact our lives. This year, we scored a huge win by successfully lobbying the Biden administration to boost the child tax credit as part of his American Rescue Plan package. We knew families were struggling with school closures, remote work and high unemployment. So starting next month, most families with children will begin to receive monthly payments for each child in their family. If you filed taxes in 2019 or 2020, you don’t need to do anything. If you did not file taxes in 2019 or 2020, you can sign up here.
Being in union is about having power to improve our lives, whether that’s at the negotiating table or in the halls of Congress. Too often, elected leaders only represent the interests of the rich and powerful. But together in union, we have power to make them listen to us.