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UFCW calls for a national mask mandate

With explosion of highly transmissible COVID Delta Variant, UFCW says frontline workers must be protected   WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 30, 2021) — The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the union for 1.3 million food and retail workers, welcomed this week’s recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that both vaccinated and […]

Unions lead PRO Act events in backyards of all 100 senators

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 20, 2021) — The AFL-CIO is leading a Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act Week of Action, part of the labor movement’s national campaign urging senators to pass this transformative bipartisan legislation. This week of action includes at least one event near every U.S. senator’s […]

Day of action: Urge senators to approve VOCA Fix Act

The following is from the Coalition of Labor Union Women. To learn more about how to get involved with CLUW in Washington state — and become a member — click here. WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 14, 2021) — Today is a VOCA Day of Action to contact U.S. Senators and urge them to approve the VOCA […]

IAM celebrates United’s historic investment

‘This order is positive news for IAM members in the Puget Sound region and beyond,’ says Machinists District 751’s Jon Holden   The following is from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM): WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 29, 2021) — The 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the largest airline and […]

Ask Congress to support heat stress standard

The following is from the United Farm Workers: WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2021) — As summer heat bears down on us, the United Farm Workers asks you to email your senators in support of the bills introduced by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), and Representatives. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Bobby Scott (D-Va.), Raul Grijalva […]

Court’s latest anti-union ruling shows why we need PRO Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2021) — In the case of Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a California regulation allowing union organizers to recruit agricultural workers at their workplaces violated the constitutional rights of their employers. The vote was 6-3, along the justices’ conservative-liberal ideological lines, with Chief […]

Union members can do this: Get vaccinated!

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 16, 2021) — For working people, getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is a matter of life and death. Thanks to the work of the Biden administration, vaccinations are available for free throughout the United States to anyone ages 12 and older. Yet, many working people have not […]

Hotel industry plan would cost women of color billions

New report by hotel workers’ union finds that housekeeping job cuts would devastate women and communities of color   NEW YORK CITY (June 15, 2021) — The hotel industry’s plan to end daily housekeeping would permanently slash the U.S. housekeeping workforce by up to 39 percent and cost housekeepers up to 180,917 jobs and $4.8 […]

GOP filibusters, blocks Paycheck Fairness Act on equal pay

UPDATE (June 8 – 4:30 p.m. PT) — As expected, Republicans filibustered the Paycheck Fairness Act today, blocking it from coming to the floor for a vote. Sen. Patty Murray calls the move “a total disgrace.”   WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 8, 2021) — Senate Republicans last month wielded their first filibuster to block a bill […]

TSA officers win long-sought collective bargaining rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2021) — The U.S. Homeland Security Department announced on Thursday that 46,000 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers will be eligible for expanded union rights and the department will move to boost pay for frontline airport screeners. Since 2011, the officers representing 70 percent of TSA’s workforce have had labor union representation […]


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