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New 'Responsible Investor Handbook' Shows How Union Members’ Pension Plans Create Jobs

New 'Responsible Investor Handbook' Shows How Union Members’ Pension Plans Create Jobs

This week, the AFL-CIO Executive Council received a new publication, The Responsible Investor Handbook: Mobilizing Workers’ Capital for a Sustainable World. Authored by Thomas Croft and Annie Malhotra of Heartland Capital Strategies, the handbook documents how union members’ pension plans helped pioneer the responsible investing movement. Today, investors with more than $60 trillion in assets globally have become signatories to the U.N. Principles for Responsible Investment.

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Why I Serve

Gabrielle Carteris

We all come to unionism and activism in our own way. I came to it through an injury—fate is funny that way.

I was fortunate to have been on “Beverly Hills, 90210” because it allowed me to move forward with my own talk show and then go on to other movie and television jobs. It’s been an amazing experience. And I loved being on a hit show—who wouldn’t? But, then….

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Workers' Collective Power Leads to Political Change

Photo courtesy UFCW Local 400

The political landscape has shifted because working people collectively bargained for, fought for and won pay raises in historic fashion. The time is ripe for a new economic agenda for broad prosperity, and organizing and collective bargaining are the best tools to achieve the economy that works for all. Working people are standing up and speaking out for a voice on the job, which means the right to join together to demand better wages and working conditions without fear of firing or retaliation. We also are helping to win legislation that positively impacts everyone. These latest worker wins show what the power of collective voice can achieve.

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