The Stand

Sen. Murray: Build Back Better will cut child care costs in half

It’s one of the reasons the AFL-CIO urges you to call Congress in support of #BuildBackBetter   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 10, 2021) — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a former preschool teacher, has announced her strong support for the life-changing investments in child care and pre-K that drastically cut child care costs for Washington state […]

Honor and celebrate veterans by taking action

Make sure you and your union participate in ‘Operation Union Veterans Day’   WASHINGTON, D.C. — This Thursday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. In the labor movement, it’s a day we join together to remember and celebrate union veterans and their families for their past and current service to our country. This year for the […]

Infrastructure bill passes; Build Back Better package next

Union, political leaders hail passage of job-creating bill but say the work’s not done until Build Back Better reconciliation package is also approved   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 8, 2021) — Just before midnight on Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an elusive, historic and job-creating $1.2 trillion investment in the nation’s infrastructure. Already approved […]

Support Kaiser workers on verge of strike

Thousands of Kaiser Permanente workers, including in Oregon and SW Washington, will strike on Nov. 15   OAKLAND, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2021) — The management of Kaiser Permanente should be ashamed. The company has offered the Alliance of Health Care Unions, a coalition of 21 union locals up and down the West Coast, just 1 […]

AFL-CIO on new COVID rules: Employers must step up

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 4, 2021) — The AFL-CIO released the following statement Thursday from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler regarding the White House vaccination and testing rules: “The Biden administration has made great strides to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) emergency temporary standard for health care workers, along with […]

What’s in Build Back Better framework for Wash. state?

Sen. Murray highlights investments in child care, climate, housing, healthcare, and job training   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 2, 2021) — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Tuesday said the Democrats’ Build Back Better framework includes big benefits for working families in Washington state. “Passing Build Back Better will mean Washington state parents will actually be […]

Shuler, Walsh to be featured at COSHCON2021. Register now!

The 10th annual National Conference on Worker Safety and Health, or COSHCON2021, will be held Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14-16. This year’s virtual event will kick off with welcoming remarks from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, plus multiple hands-on interactive workshops. COSHCON2021 brings together a diverse, inclusive and bilingual […]

‘They deserve the freedom to negotiate’

Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act introduced to assure freedom to unionize nationwide   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 27, 2021) — The Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act was introduced Tuesday in the House of Representatives by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Penn.) The bill, which currently has 154 cosponsors, would set a minimum nationwide standard of collective […]

Join UNITE HERE rally Thursday in Seattle to Come Back Stronger

Rally Oct. 28 at noon at Seattle’s King Street Stadium to support hotel and hospitality workers   Workers’ renewed militancy has made headlines during so-called “Striketober,” and hospitality workers are fighting for a recovery with good jobs under the banner “Come Back Stronger.” Workers in Seattle and 28 other cities across the U.S. and Canada […]

‘Hollywood ending’: IATSE reaches deal to avert strike

The following is from IATSE: LOS ANGELES (Oct. 18, 2021) — A nationwide strike that would have started Monday was averted on Saturday when the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) reached a tentative three-year agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for The Basic and Videotape Agreements which affects […]

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