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Nation mourns, honors AFL-CIO’s Trumka

As Mother Jones said: ‘Mourn the dead. Fight like hell for the living.’   (Aug. 6, 2021) — U.S. presidents, labor leaders, elected officials, friends, colleagues, and many others touched by the extraordinary life and work of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka expressed their condolences upon Thursday’s news of his unexpected passing at the age of […]

WSLC: Richard Trumka’s passing is a monumental loss

Washington’s labor movement will honor his remarkable legacy by fighting to build back better — with unions   (Aug. 5, 2021) — The following statement was released today by Larry Brown and April Sims, President and Secretary Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, regarding the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka at age […]

Allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, seniors say

In new poll, seniors say they’d cross party lines to support candidates who back Medicare drug price negotiation   The following is from the Alliance for Retired Americans: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 4, 2021) — More than 70 percent of voters over age 65 say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who […]

Enter ‘Unions Power America’ contest for a chance to win cash

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 3, 2021) — Our country is emerging — in fits and starts — from one of the most challenging experiences in modern history: the COVID-19 pandemic. But the reason we are coming back stronger is because of hardworking union members. To celebrate, Union Plus on Monday launched the Unions Power America Contest. […]

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 […]

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