This latest assault on healthcare not only stands to destabilize the insurance marketplaces that so many workers and their families rely on, but also makes it harder for states to set their own health insurance standards to ensure strong coverage for their residents.
Immigrant families deserve the opportunity to live and work in their communities, without fear of arbitrary deportation decisions. That's why ABB is working to support and defend the rights of immigrant families.
Beyond the political aspect behind these and other state-local conflicts, there is also an important racial justice element to the fight over minimum wage increases: since minority workers tend to earn lower wages, they stand to benefit more from minimum wage increases.
Local laws can play an important role when it comes to protecting the rights of LGBTQ communities—the death of Texas’s anti-transgender bathroom bill is one more step towards preserving that power.