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Take action to Defend the Post Office, end DeJoy’s delays

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 17, 2020) — People are coming together across America today to celebrate the work of our public U.S. Postal Service, a pillar of our democracy and our communities. In a National Day of Action organized by the American Postal Workers Union, we are showing our appreciation of postal workers and once again […]

Trumka urges Biden, Harris to ‘reestablish OSHA’s mission’

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 17, 2020) — On Monday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joined President-Elect Joe Biden, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris and leaders from the business community and labor movement to share the federation’s vision for how to get people back to work safely in face of COVID-19. Here are […]

No stimulus check? Claim it now, even if you’re incarcerated

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 2, 2020) — In March, when Republicans agreed with Democrats that the COVID-19 pandemic’s threat to the U.S. economy called for action, Congress approved the CARES Act. Among its provisions were the Economic Impact Payments (also known as “stimulus checks”) paying up to $1,200 per adult. Didn’t get yours? It’s not too […]

IAM details Trump’s broken promises on U.S. manufacturing

Ferndale’s Intalco Works plant is one of dozens that closed after Trump promised American workers ‘won’t lose one plant’   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 28, 2020) — President Trump’s promises to revitalize U.S. manufacturing, his pledges that American workers “won’t lose one plant” and his declarations that “they are all coming back” have been broken time […]

Workers need COVID-19 relief, not anti-worker court nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 29, 2020) — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement on Saturday: A lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court demands a thoughtful, fair and deliberate process that honors “We the People.” Instead, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell completely reversing his position from 2016 and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham […]

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 […]



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