NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – May 12, 2018 

I encourage your participation in this year’s National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger food drive, which will occur on Saturday, May 12. Last spring, NALC members and other union volunteers collected over 75 million pounds of food during their 25th anniversary Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Since the inception of this annual endeavor, NALC has collected over 1.6billion pounds of food to replenish community food shelves in thousands of communities throughout the country. This remarkable feat proves what we can accomplish together with commitment, determination and hard work.

While the total pounds of food collected is hard to visualize, the faces of thosewho are helped by this effort are all too familiar – children, seniors and workingfamilies struggling to make ends meet. Working in partnership with AFL-CIOstate and local bodies and the Labor Liaison Network, United Way Worldwide,our nation’s food security advocates and a host of other partners, the NALC getsfood into the cupboards of those in need.

All people need to do is place a bag of unopened, non-perishable food next totheir mailbox before their letter carrier delivers their mail on Saturday, May 12,and the carrier will do the rest. Once collected, the food is taken back to thepostal stations, sorted, and delivered by union volunteers to area food banks andpantries.

I am proud of our long-standing partnership with NALC in this important effort.Please publicize and promote the May 12 NALC Stamp Out Hunger food driveamong your members. With the support of unions and America’s workingfamilies, the NALC can collect more food and by doing so, help families in needof this critical assistance.

If you have any questions or would like to get more involved with the NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food drive, please contact Yael Foa, National Community Engagement United Way Program Coordinator at (215) 439-0676 or yfoa@aflcio.org

Thank you for supporting the NALC Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President 

Senator Warren Stands With Graduate Workers

In case you missed it: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren stands with graduate workers organizing across Boston: “These student workers in Boston are standing up for what they believe in, and I’m right there with them.” With David Gootenberg at Harvard Virology, Marena Lin at Harvard Earth and Planetary Sciences, Victoria Gabriele at Boston College Physics, Alex Ahmed at Northeastern Computer Science, and Gana Ndiaye at Boston University Anthropology. #UnionYes.

 

Senator Warren Stands With Graduate Workers

In case you missed it: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren stands with graduate workers organizing across Boston: “These student workers in Boston are standing up for what they believe in, and I’m right there with them.” With David Gootenberg at Harvard Virology, Marena Lin at Harvard Earth and Planetary Sciences, Victoria Gabriele at Boston College Physics, Alex Ahmed at Northeastern Computer Science, and Gana Ndiaye at Boston University Anthropology. #UnionYes

Posted by Harvard Graduate Students Union – UAW on Thursday, April 19, 2018

April 28 Is Workers Memorial Day

On April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. This year we will come together to defend hard-won victories by working people from attacks by right-wing Republicans and business groups. We will commit to fighting until all workers have safe jobs and the freedom to form unions to seek a better future.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act and Mine Safety and Health Act promise workers the right to a safe job. Unions and our allies have fought hard to make that promise a reality—winning protections that have made jobs safer, saved hundreds of thousands of lives and prevented millions of workplace injuries and illnesses.

But our work is not done. Each year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more suffer injury or illness because of their jobs. Workplace fatalities are on the rise again.

After years of struggle we won new rules to protect workers from deadly silica dust and beryllium, a stronger coal dust standard for miners and stronger anti-retaliation protections for workers who report job injuries.

All of these hard-won gains are now threatened. The Trump administration has launched an all-out assault on regulations. The president has ordered that for every new protection, two existing safeguards must be removed. President Trump and Republicans in Congress have overturned worker safety rules issued by the Obama administration. Protections against beryllium and coal dust have been targeted for weakening. Agency budgets and enforcement programs are on the chopping block. The safety and health of workers and the public are in danger.

We must fight back. We cannot and will not let them turn back the clock and destroy the progress we have made to make jobs safer and save lives.

Download our Flyer here: 2018 Workers Memorial Day Flyer – Cincinnati

Workers Call For Justice at 3rd Largest Federal Contractor!

Workers Call For Justice at 3rd Largest Federal Contractor!

We The Forgotten Episode 6: More GDIT Workers Call For Justice

WATCH: Workers are filing new wage theft complaints against a huge federal contractor. This is what they have to say.

Posted by Good Jobs Nation on Monday, April 23, 2018

More GDIT Workers Call For Justice! Wage theft at the 3rd largest federal contractor. We have been working with CWA on filing wage theft complaint on behalf of workers who are getting shared on wages by General Dynamics – Yes, that General Dynamics.  These workers field ACA and Medicaid calls.  Even though they work full time, some of them have to rely on those same programs to take care of their families – and it turns out their employer is stealing their wages. An assault on any of us is an assault on all of us!

Richard Cordray for Ohio’s Working Families

Richard Cordray for Ohio’s Working Families

Too many Ohioans are being ignored and left behind. That must change, and we need to work together to do it. Richard Cordray and Betty Sutton spent their careers in public service focusing on the kitchen table issues that keep families up at night. Each brings unparalleled experience working at the local, state and federal levels, taking on powerful special interests and institutions on behalf of Ohioans — and delivering results. Together, we will change the system so that it starts working for Ohioans and their families, rather than the powerful interests. And it starts by electing Richard Cordray as our next governor. Join our campaign today.