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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 […]

Washington appeals: Save the Postal Service

Labor leaders express confidence in USPS’ ability to handle election mail, but call on Senate to approve funding   (Aug. 26, 2020) — Hundreds of U.S. Postal Service supporters in Washington state — and thousands across the nation — rallied outside their local post offices on Tuesday to demand an end to deliberate efforts by […]

WA, OR members of Congress urge NLRB to halt local shakeup

Lawmakers decry lack of transparency, harm to region if agency reorganization occurs   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 21, 2020) — U.S. Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA, 7th), Rick Larsen (D-WA, 2nd), Kim Schrier (D-WA, 8th), Denny Heck (D-WA, 10th), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR, 3rd), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR, 1st) are urging the National Labor Relations Board to immediately reconsider […]

American Postal Workers Union: ‘This fight is far from over’

DeJoy says he’ll ‘suspend’ his USPS cuts, but APWU says Congress must do its job and save the public’s Postal Service   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 19, 2020) — Hours after multiple state Attorneys General — including Washington’s Bob Ferguson — announced plans to sue, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Tuesday that he will “suspend” his […]

USPS sabotage is ‘a crisis for democracy’

Contact Congress TODAY and tell them approve emergency funding for the USPS   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 17, 2020) — What was previously a clear attempt by the White House and Congressional Republicans to undermine the financial stability of the U.S. Postal Service — part of an ongoing effort to privatize it — has now become […]

Celebrate 100 years of women voting Tuesday with AFL-CIO’s Shuler

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Aug. 18, 1920, women gained the Constitutional right to vote after a century-long fight for equal representation. This year will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. With less than 80 days to the 2020 election, the urgency to mobilize […]

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