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Painters lend a Helping Hand in the construction trades

The following is from the AFL-CIO: HANOVER, Md. (Feb. 14, 2019) — Work in the construction trades is very physically and mentally demanding. For some workers, those conditions, combined with other factors, can lead to the need for support from the community. The Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) union is stepping up to provide that support […]

Federal workers’ pay issues lingering long after shutdown

‘Slow and chaotic’ back-pay recovery adds to federal workers’ anguish   The following is from the American Federation of Government Employees: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 6, 2019) — Many federal employees are still facing lingering back pay issues a full 12 days after the end of the longest ever government shutdown, adding to their anguish as […]

Tell your Representative to support H.R. 824

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 4, 2019) — Because of the 35-day government shutdown, more than 1 million federal contract workers lost a month of paychecks. Federal agencies already have allocated money in their budgets to cover contractor costs that were not spent because of the shutdown, but there’s no guarantee any of the workers will get […]

USW reaches tentative deal with Shell in oil refinery talks

The following is from USW: PITTSBURGH (Feb. 1, 2019) — The United Steelworkers (USW) announced late Thursday that a tentative agreement was reached with Shell Oil Company for a pattern settlement on wages, benefits and working conditions. Shell leads the negotiations and consulted with the rest of the industry during the talks. The three-year pattern […]

U.S. House approves 2.6% raise for federal employees

McMorris Rodgers was the only Washington representative who voted ‘no’   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 31, 2019) — Not only did President Donald Trump use the federal workforce as pawns in his 35-day government shutdown that ended last Friday, he issued an executive order over the holidays freezing their pay in 2019 and nixing a 2.1 percent […]

Murray reintroduces Lilly Ledbetter Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 31, 2019) — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on Wednesday reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and guarantee that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable. In the 116th Congress, the Paycheck Fairness Act will be designated H.R. 7 with Rep. […]

UAW urges against weakening sexual harassment protections

The following is from the UAW: BERKELEY, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2019) — On behalf of UAW higher education local unions that represent Postdoctoral Scholars and Academic Researchers (UAW 5810) and Academic Student Employees (UAW 2865) at the University of California, at the California State University system (UAW 4123), and at the University of Washington (UAW […]

AFL-CIO’s Trumka: Collective action ended shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 28, 2019) — Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Friday, Jan. 25 on President Donald Trump’s announcement regarding the government shutdown: President Trump didn’t want to end this shutdown — the collective action of working people demanded it. By marching, rallying and protesting together, we forced him to the table and […]

#StopTheShutdown digital campaign funded by AFL-CIO

Ads will reach more than half a million constituents in 10 states   The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 24, 2019) — With 800,000 federal workers and countless contractors bracing for a second missed paycheck this week, the AFL-CIO has launched a #StopTheShutdown digital ad campaign blanketing 10 targeted states. Running in Alaska, […]

Strike ends as L.A. teachers overwhelmingly approve deal

UPDATE (Jan. 23, 2019) — Teachers overwhelmingly approved a new contract on Tuesday Jan. 22 and planned to return to the classroom after a six-day strike over funding and staffing in the nation’s second-largest school district. LOS ANGELES (Jan. 17, 2019) — More than 33,000 educators in the Los Angeles Unified School District are on strike […]


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