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Postal union leaders decry report calling for service cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 6, 2018) — This week, the Trump administration’s task force on the U.S. Postal Service finances released its long-awaited report and recommendations. While it didn’t call for full-scale privatization of the USPS as some had feared, it called for dramatic service cuts, price increases, and failed to address the biggest challenge facing […]

With SF contract win, historic multi-city Marriott strike ends

The following is from UNITE HERE: SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 4, 2018) — Early Monday morning, 2,500 striking San Francisco UNITE HERE Marriott workers reached a tentative agreement on a contract agreement with Marriott, making San Francisco the eighth and final city to reach a settlement to end the 7,700 worker strikes of Marriott in the […]

New NAFTA needs ‘major improvements’

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 3, 2018) — The following statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was issued Friday regarding the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) at the G-20 Summit. Despite today’s theatrics, the work of fixing NAFTA is far from over. As it stands, this agreement has not earned the support of America’s working […]

Join the campaign: ‘U.S. Mail Not for Sale!’

The following is from U.S. Mail Not for Sale: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 16, 2018) — “U.S. Mail Not for Sale,” is a worker-led campaign sponsored by the American Postal Workers Union and the National Association of Letter Carriers, that brings together labor unions, elected officials, member organizations of A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service, […]

Join the fight to defend those who serve

The following is from the AFL-CIO: (Nov. 11, 2018) — As we celebrate millions of service members’ selfless sacrifice this Veterans Day, the Union Veterans Council is fighting to defend their economic rights and dignities when they return home. Join that fight today and be a voice for working-class veterans. Whether fighting to preserve the integrity of […]

AFGE: Trump’s VA moves to silence workers serving veterans

The following is from the American Federation of Government Employees: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 9, 2018) — American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. on Thursday issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s announcement that it will be denying union representation rights to more than 100,000 health care workers […]

Marriott strike settled in Oakland, Detroit; continues in 6 cities

The following is from UNITE HERE: NEW YORK CITY (Nov. 6, 2018) — Hotel workers with UNITE HERE have reached settlement with Marriott and ratified contract agreements at the striking hotels in Oakland and Detroit. The contracts will cover the one striking Marriott property in each city, as strikes continue for more than 7,000 Marriott […]

Murray to survivors: ‘Your voices do matter. It makes a difference.’

The following is from the office of Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.): Washington, D.C. (Oct. 8, 2018) — On Friday, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) delivered a speech on the Senate floor just hours ahead of the final vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, whose nomination was clouded by unanswered questions regarding sexual assault allegations. […]

Sen. Murray: Brett Kavanaugh should withdraw immediately

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 28, 2018) — On Thursday, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued the following statement after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee: “This morning I was one of the many people across the country watching with tears in my eyes as Dr. Ford so bravely […]

‘Union difference’ even more important for families of color

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 17, 2018) — A new report from the Center for American Progress shows that union membership helps increase wealth and prosperity for families of color. The research comes on top of recent polls showing that more and more people are embracing the powerful benefits of collective bargaining. Here are some of the […]


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