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America loses one of its greatest jurists

AFL-CIO vows to honor Ginsburg’s memory by continuing her fight for democracy   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 20, 2020) — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement Friday on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: America has lost one of the greatest jurists in our nation’s history. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent […]

Seafarers stranded amid COVID seek repatriation to return home

The following is from the Pacific Coast Coalition for Seafarers: (Sept. 16, 2020) — Members and friends of the Pacific Coast Coalition for Seafarers held a press conference and community event Tuesday to call for a pathway for seafarers to return home amid the pandemic. Under COVID-19, an international ban has been placed on crew […]

Allowing Trump to deport TPS immigrants destabilizes U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 15, 2020) — On Monday, a federal appeals court ruled that the Trump administration has the authority to strip Temporary Protected Status from some 400,000 immigrants who have been allowed to live and work in the United States for decades, after fleeing unstable or emergency conditions in their home countries of El […]

GOP’s weak COVID-relief bill rejected by U.S. Senate

The following is from AFSCME: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 11, 2020) — The Senate on Thursday voted down a coronavirus relief bill that failed spectacularly to meet the current moment and was really about providing cover to vulnerable Republican politicians. As the COVID-19 death toll approaches 200,000 and the economy is in a state of collapse, […]

AFL-CIO web tool helps workers find out: Am I Safe at Work?

As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the country, working people are looking for ways to join together to form a union in our workplaces and negotiate for strong health and safety protections. The AFL-CIO is launching a new Am I Safe at Work? web tool to raise awareness of what a safe workplace should be and […]

BlueGreen Alliance endorses Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

It’s the first-ever presidential endorsement by the labor-environmental coalition   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 8, 2020) – Leaders from the BlueGreen Alliance recently announced that the organization has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president of the United States of America and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris for vice president. This is the first-ever endorsement of […]

AFT: Demand Safe Schools, urge Congress to invest now

Join a National Day of Action for Safe School Re-Opening   The following is from AFT Washington: (Wednesday, Sept. 2) — It’s that time of the year – the beginning of a new school year! The stores are full of sales on school supplies and the promise of fall is in the air every cold […]

1,500 buildings will be lit in red Tuesday for live events industry

Congress must act now to save arts workers; join Seattle march and rally   SEATTLE — There will be #WeMakeEvents #RedAlertRESTART and #ExtendPUArepresent actions nationwide on Tuesday, Sept. 1 imploring Congress to quickly pass the RESTART Act (S.3814), which provides economic relief to the live events industry that has been shuttered since March, putting millions […]

AFL-CIO’s ‘Labor Day Live’ starts Thursday

With Labor Day just one week away, the AFL-CIO will be hosting Labor Day Live events beginning on Thursday that showcase the power of standing together in unions and what America’s working people need today amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the title to RSVP and get information about how to join these live online […]

AFL-CIO seeks ‘tangible reform’ in wake of Jacob Blake shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 28, 2020) — As the nation continues to reel from the latest police shooting of an unarmed Black man — Jacob Blake, 29, was shot seven times in the back in front of his children in Kenosha, Wisc., and woke up paralyzed and handcuffed to his hospital bed — America’s labor movement […]

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