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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 […]

Larsen: Shutdown ‘is rippling through aviation economy’

The following is from Congressman Rick Larsen (D-2nd): WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 15, 2019) – Last week, Rep. Rick Larsen joined the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and federal employees including air traffic controllers and other aviation workforce personnel to call on President Trump to end the shutdown and put Americans back to work. Larsen also […]

As shutdown drags on, families suffer, unions turn up the heat

SEATAC (Jan. 14, 2019) — As the partial federal government shutdown became the longest in U.S. history over the weekend, the stress on federal workers and their families increased, and the unions representing those workers again ramped up the pressure on President Trump and Senate Republican leaders to “Stop the Shutdown.” More than 800,000 federal […]

STOP THE SHUTDOWN: Here’s what you can do to help

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 10, 2019) — As the partial federal government shutdown hits Day 20, hundreds of thousands of federal employees — folks who protect our borders and environment, who keep our food and air travel safe, and provide many other essential services that many take for granted — are still furloughed from their jobs […]

End the government shutdown: Call your U.S. senators now!

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 9, 2019) — The following is an open letter from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: It just makes sense: The U.S. Senate needs to end the federal government shutdown and put people back to work. Let your senator know that the federal government must be reopened. Every day the government stays closed, hundreds […]

Shutdown ‘insulting, a slap in the face’ for federal prison workers

The following is from the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE): WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 7, 2019) — Since the partial government shutdown began at midnight on December 22, 2018, federal correctional workers – the men and women who work inside the federal prisons located in communities across the nation – have been going to work without being paid. “It’s insulting and a slap in […]

AFGE sues feds over ‘inhumane’ federal government shutdown

The following is from the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE): WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 2, 2019) — On Monday, the American Federation of Government Employees and Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch (KCNF DC) sued the federal government on behalf of AFGE members and federal employees being forced to work without pay.  The lawsuit alleges that the federal […]


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