AFL-CIO Blog https://aflcio.org/ AFL-CIO Now Blog en Hungry for Unions: The Working People Weekly List https://aflcio.org/2021/9/13/hungry-unions-working-people-weekly-list <span property="schema:name">Hungry for Unions: The Working People Weekly List</span> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--media paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col media-paragraph"> <div><figure> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-09/wpwl.jpg" width="1024" height="512" alt="Working People Weekly List" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </figure> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here’s the latest edition of the Working People Weekly List.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--teaser-break paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p dir="ltr"><strong><a href="https://www.newsweek.com/america-hungry-unions-opinion-1626139">America is Hungry for Unions</a></strong>: "America's workers are recognizing something fundamental: there is promise and power in coming together. Gallup just reported that two in three Americans approve of labor unions, the highest mark since 1965. Among adults under 34 and people of color, that approval is even higher: three in four support unions. This report should come as no surprise—unions have always been the most effective way for workers to speak in a collective voice. America is hungry for unions, and this Labor Day, the Senate must heed our call and pass policies that protect our rights on the job."</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2021/0909/How-female-construction-workers-fight-workplace-discrimination">How Female Construction Workers Fight Workplace Discrimination</a></strong>: "The three women shared their stories over Zoom during a Lean In Circle for Tradeswomen, one of 76 launched nationwide and in Canada this year by the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and Lean In, the women’s advocacy group started by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. About 700 tradeswomen are participating the program, designed to help them navigate persistent bias and harassment on construction sites, from unwanted sexual advances to being assigned lesser duties like traffic control or fire watch."</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><a href="https://workdayminnesota.org/building-trades-leader-any-politician-who-doesnt-back-the-pro-act-shouldnt-get-labors-support/">Building Trades Leader: Any Politician Who Doesn’t Back the PRO Act Shouldn’t Get Labor’s Support</a></strong>: "On September 1, Jimmy Williams Jr. officially became the president of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT). At 43, he is the youngest president in not only IUPAT’s history, but also within the building trades unions and any major affiliate of the AFL-CIO. Williams has big plans for his tenure: to diversify his union, grow and strengthen the labor movement and, of course, pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act—the most sweeping labor legislation since the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)."</p> <p><strong><a href="https://richmond.com/business/watch-now-afl-cio-president-tells-striking-mondelez-workers-in-henrico-that-it-is-fed/article_58ea17cc-a958-5d3f-8666-0efb5fb85e7a.html">AFL-CIO President Tells Striking Mondelez Workers in Henrico That It Is 'Fed Up with the Way You Have Been Treated'</a></strong>: "American union workers are fed up with skyrocketing inequality and runaway corporate greed, and they are standing up for their rights, the new president of the AFL-CIO federation said. Liz Shuler told about two dozen striking workers at Mondelez International Inc.’s bakery plant in eastern Henrico County on Wednesday afternoon that their sacrifice is important for all workers. 'The entire labor movement is the symbolism here that they’re standing up for,' said Shuler, who became the first woman to lead the AFL-CIO when she took over last month following the death of longtime president Richard Trumka."</p> <p><strong><a href="https://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2021/09/08/passage-of-the-pro-act-is-best-for-workers/">Passage of the PRO Act is Best for Workers</a></strong>: "As a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) who has worked under collective bargaining agreements for more than four decades, I know first-hand the importance of labor unions that helped build our nation’s middle class. I started at the General Electric Aircraft Engine Plant in Albuquerque, and I know workplace safety, fair wages, and a collective voice in the workplace are just a few of the reasons workers join a labor union. Such workers’ rights are so important nowadays as we know we need to expand our American middle class. While unions have had successes, there’s more work to be done for those wanting to join. Participating in union organizing campaigns all across the country, including in the West, I’ve seen the horrible lengths companies will go to in order to keep total control of their workforce. It is unacceptable and American workers deserve better. The way to empower American workers is by passing the PRO Act. It would hold employers accountable and institute civil penalties for violations of the law, including back pay and damages."</p> <p><strong><a href="https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/570994-businesses-want-congress-to-support-safe-quality-jobs-so-do">Businesses Want Congress to Support Safe, Quality Jobs—So Do Nearly All Americans</a></strong>: "There’s nothing new about lawmakers in Washington using the business community as a shield for taking unpopular positions. As business leaders, we’ve gotten used to politicians putting words in our mouths on everything from tax policy to health care and beyond. Now, some members of Congress are once again pointing to businesses to justify their opposition to the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act—legislation which would promote safe, quality, well-paying jobs for workers across the economy. When asked about the PRO Act earlier this year, Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz.) explained: 'The way I make decisions on behalf of Arizona and for our constituents is by listening to the business leaders.'"</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/working-musical-dc-activism/2021/09/07/c36ab1de-0fda-11ec-882f-2dd15a067dc4_story.html">Restaged in Front of the AFL-CIO’s National Headquarters, ‘Working’ the Musical Labors To Be a Vehicle for Activism</a></strong>: "'Working' is a just-kind-of-okay musical that has found its just-kind-of-ideal stage: on Black Lives Matter Plaza—in front of the national headquarters of the AFL-CIO. Holding its opening-night performance on Labor Day made for a sweet bit of resonance, too. Performed by nine polished actors in the late-summer Washington air, the 1977 show, based on Studs Terkel’s 1974 book of verbatim interviews with working people of all classes and colors, is a cabaret of everyday exertion. No opera house phantom or hip-hop Founding Father populates this piece; the characters are all ordinary folks—nannies, firefighters, receptionists, truckers—singing about their daily routines and sacrifices."</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.siriusxm.com/clips/clip/0469a9b1-fd7d-4257-ab28-f76acc8fa2aa/e9daad0b-5f65-48d8-80c5-12f4718ec373">Labor Day 2021: AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler Joins The Joe Madison Show</a></strong>: "Liz Shuler, the first woman president of AFL-CIO, joins Joe Madison to discuss the state of labor in 2021 and how workers are persevering through the COVID-19 crisis in the United States."</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><a href="https://nysaflcio.org/news/union-strong-podcast-ep-73-labor-day-2021">President Shuler Joins NY Union Strong Podcast</a></strong>: "On Labor Day as we celebrate working people and all they do; we also take note that at no other time in recent memory has it been so vitally important to be able to have a voice in the workplace. Newly elected AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler joins us on the Union Strong podcast to talk about Labor’s priorities and what’s behind the growing support of labor unions."</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/author/kenneth-quinnell" lang="" about="/author/kenneth-quinnell" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kenneth Quinnell</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-09-13T15:37:41+00:00">Mon, 09/13/2021 - 11:37</span> Mon, 13 Sep 2021 15:37:41 +0000 Kenneth Quinnell 6557 at https://aflcio.org Service + Solidarity Spotlight: NABTU Launches Lean In Circles for Tradeswomen https://aflcio.org/2021/9/13/service-solidarity-spotlight-nabtu-launches-lean-circles-tradeswomen <span property="schema:name">Service + Solidarity Spotlight: NABTU Launches Lean In Circles for Tradeswomen</span> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--media paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col media-paragraph"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--teaser-break paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, led by President Greg Regan, have <strong><a href="https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2021/0909/How-female-construction-workers-fight-workplace-discrimination">launched a series</a></strong> of Lean In Circles for Tradeswomen events. More than 75 events already have taken place or are scheduled for later this year in the United States and Canada. More than 700 women are participating in the program. The circles give tradeswomen the chance to voice their concerns about persistent bias and harassment in the industry and helps them navigate the associated challenges, such as being assigned lesser duties to unwanted sexual advances. <strong><a href="https://leanin.org/circles-for-union-tradeswomen#!">Lean In Circles for Tradeswomen</a></strong> is a joint program from the North America's Building Trades Unions, LeanIn.Org, the AFL-CIO and Build Together, a workforce development program from Canada’s Building Trades Unions.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/author/kenneth-quinnell" lang="" about="/author/kenneth-quinnell" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kenneth Quinnell</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-09-13T13:50:00+00:00">Mon, 09/13/2021 - 09:50</span> Mon, 13 Sep 2021 13:50:00 +0000 Kenneth Quinnell 6556 at https://aflcio.org Hungry for Unions: What Working People Are Doing This Week https://aflcio.org/2021/9/9/hungry-unions-what-working-people-are-doing-week <span property="schema:name">Hungry for Unions: What Working People Are Doing This Week</span> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--media paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col media-paragraph"> <div><figure> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-08/wwpadtw.png" width="9001" height="4501" alt="What Working People Are Doing This Week" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </figure> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>Actors' Equity: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">On Wednesday, June 2, Equity’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committee held its biannual dialogue on disability. Visit our Diversity &amp; Inclusion Blog today to read up on this discussion and to find a link to the full presentation - <a href="https://t.co/HalxFsGGuy">https://t.co/HalxFsGGuy</a> <a href="https://t.co/y1EXVi6tKS">pic.twitter.com/y1EXVi6tKS</a></p>— Actors' Equity (@ActorsEquity) <a href="https://twitter.com/ActorsEquity/status/1435977300064063489?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>AFGE: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Since the inception of the agency, TSA Officers have had to consistently push for union recognition and fairness on the job. This week we reflect on how far we’ve come and the work still left to do. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/20YearFightForTSARights?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#20YearFightForTSARights</a><br /><br /> <a href="https://t.co/rJZhhkX6j7">https://t.co/rJZhhkX6j7</a></p>— AFGE (@AFGENational) <a href="https://twitter.com/AFGENational/status/1435987364820754442?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>AFSCME: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">L’Shanah Tovah from all of us at AFSCME. We wish everyone celebrating a sweet and happy new year. Happy <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoshHashanah?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoshHashanah</a>! <a href="https://t.co/vO7VyJ6KGr">pic.twitter.com/vO7VyJ6KGr</a></p>— AFSCME ✊ Pass the #PROAct (@AFSCME) <a href="https://twitter.com/AFSCME/status/1435703520276226049?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Alliance for Retired Americans: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">ICYMI: Nearly 1 in 2 older Americans fear not having enough saved for retirement.<br /><br />We have the tools to improve retirement security and alleviate this anxiety: Social Security expansion and requiring Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices. <a href="https://t.co/aETZpXykVk">https://t.co/aETZpXykVk</a></p>— Alliance for Retired Americans (@ActiveRetirees) <a href="https://twitter.com/ActiveRetirees/status/1435709528469688321?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Amalgamated Transit Union: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Local 757-Portland, OR pushes for better wages and job stability to recruit bus drivers to deal with the shortage of transit workers.<a href="https://t.co/kbbS8phdSG">https://t.co/kbbS8phdSG</a></p>— ATU, Transit Union (@ATUComm) <a href="https://twitter.com/ATUComm/status/1435704555564568580?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>American Federation of Teachers: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Families need us to build back child care better than it has ever been.We need to help families find child care providers that have openings. And we definitely need to invest in the biggest indicator of quality – the workers! Thank you Ways &amp; Means. <a href="https://t.co/5Oo3zgXFmA">https://t.co/5Oo3zgXFmA</a></p>— AFT (@AFTunion) <a href="https://twitter.com/AFTunion/status/1435970013584781325?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>American Postal Workers Union: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">The APWU National Negotiation Team is currently locked down with Postal Management – For negotiation updates, call the Contract Hotline 866-412-8061! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/APWUnited?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#APWUnited</a> <a href="https://t.co/Jx5G5z0Oac">pic.twitter.com/Jx5G5z0Oac</a></p>— APWU National (@APWUnational) <a href="https://twitter.com/APWUnational/status/1435589503159263239?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Today we celebrate the 56th anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike—a nonviolent labor strike organized predominantly by Filipino American grape workers and Latino farm workers against low wages and poor working conditions in Delano which lasted nearly five years. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1u?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1u</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1uAAPI?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1uAAPI</a> <a href="https://t.co/NlEHkg9Z56">pic.twitter.com/NlEHkg9Z56</a></p>— Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (@APALAnational) <a href="https://twitter.com/APALAnational/status/1435634033728188419?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Association of Flight Attendants-CWA: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Our sixth annual AFA Honor Guard will attend services at our nation’s three national memorials to ensure the public remembers the sacrifice of Flight Attendants. This Honor Guard is comprised of Flight Attendants who have done work to advance our <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NeverForget?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NeverForget</a> priorities. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1u?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1u</a> <a href="https://t.co/plyaFfEck5">pic.twitter.com/plyaFfEck5</a></p>— AFA-CWA (@afa_cwa) <a href="https://twitter.com/afa_cwa/status/1435974180231581703?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Thank you for marching with us, <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFLCIO</a> Pres. <a href="https://twitter.com/lizshuler?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@lizshuler</a>! <a href="https://t.co/0XGXcDiU8K">https://t.co/0XGXcDiU8K</a></p>— BCTGM International (@BCTGM) <a href="https://twitter.com/BCTGM/status/1435731856457076739?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Boilermakers: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">We're especially proud of our work with carbon capture technology--work that saves our planet and our jobs! <a href="https://t.co/hWRDA9vi6C">https://t.co/hWRDA9vi6C</a></p>— Boilermakers Union (@boilermakernews) <a href="https://twitter.com/boilermakernews/status/1435661666721599499?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Bricklayers: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">This Labor Day let’s celebrate the union difference! <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFLCIO</a> <a href="https://t.co/rXuOQB6bAv">pic.twitter.com/rXuOQB6bAv</a></p>— Bricklayers Union (@IUBAC) <a href="https://twitter.com/IUBAC/status/1434933249818640385?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Coalition of Black Trade Unionists: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">In a cruel twist, more than 8 million people who are out of work across the country will lose all of their unemployment benefits today -- Labor Day. So if you can kick back on this day off, please pray for the millions of families suddenly struggling to make ends. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LaborDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LaborDay</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/work?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#work</a> <a href="https://t.co/7F7Th6TaPZ">pic.twitter.com/7F7Th6TaPZ</a></p>— CBTU (@CBTU72) <a href="https://twitter.com/CBTU72/status/1434967878483185669?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Coalition of Labor Union Women: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">On average, Native women make 60 cents on the dollar. We need <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NativeWomensEqualPay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NativeWomensEqualPay</a>, AND we need <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EquityForNativeWomen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#EquityForNativeWomen</a>—an end to systemic violence, poverty &amp; healthcare disparities, justice for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MMIW?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MMIW</a>, and much more. Only with equity solutions can we begin to close the gap.</p>— CLUW National (@CLUWNational) <a href="https://twitter.com/CLUWNational/status/1435681293103140869?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Communications Workers of America: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">"We have worked through the trenches of hell for the last two years, and the respect for us has gone down." <br />- Maureen Kryszak, registered nurse at South Buffalo Mercy<a href="https://t.co/EwFhSt567P">https://t.co/EwFhSt567P</a></p>— CWA (@CWAUnion) <a href="https://twitter.com/CWAUnion/status/1435972145771917323?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Department for Professional Employees: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">A supermajority of Americans view unions favorably and most professionals would join a union in their workplace. Americans want unions, which is why the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PROAct?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PROAct</a> must become law! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1u?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1u</a> <a href="https://t.co/SafsifAvqT">https://t.co/SafsifAvqT</a></p>— Department for Professional Employees (@DPEaflcio) <a href="https://twitter.com/DPEaflcio/status/1435679640786546702?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Electrical Workers: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="und" dir="ltr" xml:lang="und"><a href="https://t.co/Jp4PE3PAHi">https://t.co/Jp4PE3PAHi</a></p>— IBEW (@IBEW) <a href="https://twitter.com/IBEW/status/1435967183184486413?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Fire Fighters: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IAFF?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IAFF</a> is accepting applications for the 2022 Harvard Trade Union Program scheduled for January 18-February 18, 2022. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2021. <a href="https://t.co/s2wmKemv5Q">https://t.co/s2wmKemv5Q</a></p>— IAFF (@IAFFNewsDesk) <a href="https://twitter.com/IAFFNewsDesk/status/1435981320165920773?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Heat and Frost Insulators: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">To all of our Nashville Brothers and Sisters, we wish Local 86 a Happy Anniversary! <a href="https://t.co/dP1T2g22HJ">pic.twitter.com/dP1T2g22HJ</a></p>— Insulators Union 🦎 (@InsulatorsUnion) <a href="https://twitter.com/InsulatorsUnion/status/1435904609948737539?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">A <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LaborDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LaborDay</a> Letter from IFPTE President Biggs and Sec-Treas. Hanson: "the workers that we have depended on our entire lives now have a new meaning... If there is one positive that has come from this pandemic it is the realization that All Work Has Dignity.” <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1u?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1u</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/canlab?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#canlab</a></p>— IFPTE (@IFPTE) <a href="https://twitter.com/IFPTE/status/1433922322206007296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>International Labor Communications Association: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">In the back-to-work bustle, don't forget about Friday's contest deadline. Submit your entries by midnight ET Sept. 10. <a href="https://t.co/YE5gXXzanS">https://t.co/YE5gXXzanS</a> <a href="https://t.co/tcT7sOjiou">pic.twitter.com/tcT7sOjiou</a></p>— Labor Communications (@ILCAonline) <a href="https://twitter.com/ILCAonline/status/1435292437153468416?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Ironworkers: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/laborday2021?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#laborday2021</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/laborday?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#laborday</a> <a href="https://t.co/Lj0Om62uo4">pic.twitter.com/Lj0Om62uo4</a></p>— Ironworkers. (@TheIronworkers) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheIronworkers/status/1433804163364818956?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Jobs With Justice: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Sweatshops aren't just some far away problem -- they are here in the United States. We need to recognize it so we can finally do something about it. <a href="https://t.co/fj592C59Hn">https://t.co/fj592C59Hn</a></p>— Jobs With Justice (@jwjnational) <a href="https://twitter.com/jwjnational/status/1435703755488497675?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Labor Council for Latin American Advancement: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Congratulations🎉to <a href="https://twitter.com/LCLAALV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@LCLAALV</a> President Vince Saavedra on his appointment to the Keep Nevada Working Task Force. <br /><br />The Task Force will perform critical work to strengthen workforce development pipelines for Nevada immigrants. <a href="https://t.co/NPi2fMBhGk">https://t.co/NPi2fMBhGk</a></p>— Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (@LCLAA) <a href="https://twitter.com/LCLAA/status/1435688346475450378?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Laborers: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BipartisanInfrastructureFramework?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BipartisanInfrastructureFramework</a> will Deliver for Kansas. Let's <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BuildBackBetter?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BuildBackBetter</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/InfrastructureNOW?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#InfrastructureNOW</a> <a href="https://t.co/RkBL8cctRL">pic.twitter.com/RkBL8cctRL</a></p>— LIUNA (@LIUNA) <a href="https://twitter.com/LIUNA/status/1435979064125308937?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Machinists: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Members of Puerto Rico’s IAM Local 2725 are gearing up for talks for a new contract covering Frito-Lay salesmen (vendedores) at PepsiCo Caribbean, Inc. <br /><br />Workers want a pact that improves wages, as well as working conditions and the length of the workday.<a href="https://t.co/GGabrn4nNg">https://t.co/GGabrn4nNg</a></p>— Machinists Union | Pass the #PROAct (@MachinistsUnion) <a href="https://twitter.com/MachinistsUnion/status/1435990503321972736?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Maritime Trades Department: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">President Biden saluted Labor today in the White House. Exec Sec-Treas Daniel Duncan represented the MTD. <a href="https://t.co/XkXkaILxIv">pic.twitter.com/XkXkaILxIv</a></p>— MaritimeTrades (@Maritime_Trades) <a href="https://twitter.com/Maritime_Trades/status/1435666414040457220?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Metal Trades Department: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">On March 15, 1962, President Kennedy signs the Manpower Development and Training act. This is the first federal act passed that provided training and retraining for employees in the advancing technological fields.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LaborHistory?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LaborHistory</a> <a href="https://t.co/oBMiYu33Hc">pic.twitter.com/oBMiYu33Hc</a></p>— Metal Trades Dept. (@metaltradesafl) <a href="https://twitter.com/metaltradesafl/status/1435960306795155463?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Mine Workers: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">"On the shoulder of a lonely stretch of highway miles into the hills, a sign stands in the weeds. “Battle of Blair Mt.,” it says, informing the tumbledown cinder block building across the road that here, 100 years ago..." <a href="https://t.co/qDAjBsKlOK">https://t.co/qDAjBsKlOK</a></p>— United Mine Workers (@MineWorkers) <a href="https://twitter.com/MineWorkers/status/1435332211209814019?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Musical Artists: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Established one year ago, the AGMA Black Caucus will host a “year-in-review” meeting on Weds. September 22 at 7:00 p.m. All Black AGMA Artists in good standing are encouraged to attend. Register here: <a href="https://t.co/MmC5EPSsVy">https://t.co/MmC5EPSsVy</a> <a href="https://t.co/8G7EcmP380">pic.twitter.com/8G7EcmP380</a></p>— AGMA (@AGMusicalArtist) <a href="https://twitter.com/AGMusicalArtist/status/1435661484697268238?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>National Air Traffic Controllers Association: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">We have an amazing National Office staff of which our membership can be very proud. Today, we feature NATCA Labor Relations Representative Chris Gant. Thank you for all you do, Chris! <a href="https://t.co/rdIVzktLuP">https://t.co/rdIVzktLuP</a> <a href="https://t.co/FiCoNjfmZD">pic.twitter.com/FiCoNjfmZD</a></p>— NATCA (@NATCA) <a href="https://twitter.com/NATCA/status/1435595036729688067?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>National Association of Letter Carriers: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Karen George of Wilmington, DE Branch 191 is retiring after 34 years of service and 30 years on the same route. Karen will be missed by her customers, and the feeling is mutual. “They’re like family to me. I’ve been able to see the kids grow up,” she said. <a href="https://t.co/tyWZDPsUQ9">https://t.co/tyWZDPsUQ9</a></p>— Letter Carriers (@NALC_National) <a href="https://twitter.com/NALC_National/status/1435996528645189633?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>National Day Laborer Organizing Network: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Grateful for <a href="https://twitter.com/nithyavraman?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@nithyavraman</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/kdeleon?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@kdeleon</a> support as California moves forward to end the prison to deportation pipeline. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VISIONAct?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#VISIONAct</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/stopICEtransfers?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#stopICEtransfers</a> <a href="https://t.co/CCOvdTrlxM">https://t.co/CCOvdTrlxM</a></p>— NDLON (@NDLON) <a href="https://twitter.com/NDLON/status/1435330444065529857?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>National Domestic Workers Alliance: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">By lifting up the voices of care workers and centering care in our economy, we can put an end to the crisis that is preventing women from working in dignity and caring for their families. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CareIsEssential?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CareIsEssential</a> <a href="https://t.co/5mPtCtxpvJ">pic.twitter.com/5mPtCtxpvJ</a></p>— Domestic Workers (@domesticworkers) <a href="https://twitter.com/domesticworkers/status/1435735964127830018?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>National Federation of Federal Employees: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Labor Day Message from NFFE President Randy Erwin - <a href="https://t.co/sD051SvTsV">https://t.co/sD051SvTsV</a> <a href="https://t.co/KigCQPSx8J">pic.twitter.com/KigCQPSx8J</a></p>— NFFE (@NFFE_Union) <a href="https://twitter.com/NFFE_Union/status/1434879078268555276?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>National Nurses United: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">“I believe in my bones the labor movement is the single greatest organized force for progress."<br /><br />Nurses couldn't agree more with <a href="https://twitter.com/lizshuler?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@LizShuler</a>, the first woman elected as President of the <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFLCIO</a>.<a href="https://t.co/qpbn2qYcc8">https://t.co/qpbn2qYcc8</a></p>— NationalNursesUnited (@NationalNurses) <a href="https://twitter.com/NationalNurses/status/1435646371609075715?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>National Taxi Workers Alliance: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">As people, the memories that stay are of that morning, the ghost town &amp; the deafening silence. There was so much sorrow. It's hard to talk about the aftermath &amp; impact especially when we traveled with the grieving. But the grief was politicized &amp; we're still reeling from it.</p>— NY Taxi Workers (@NYTWA) <a href="https://twitter.com/NYTWA/status/1435628168141025281?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>NFL Players Association: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">They suit up on Sunday, but their role as an <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AthleteAnd?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AthleteAnd</a> is already being carved out off the field. <a href="https://t.co/K5lidsFCqo">pic.twitter.com/K5lidsFCqo</a></p>— NFLPA (@NFLPA) <a href="https://twitter.com/NFLPA/status/1435332905367048192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>North America's Building Trades Unions: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Are you a veteran that came through Helmets to Hardhats? Submit your favorite photos from your time on the job and in the military for a chance to win free tools! <a href="https://t.co/vkgml6w9uy">https://t.co/vkgml6w9uy</a></p>— The Building Trades (@NABTU) <a href="https://twitter.com/NABTU/status/1435664233123905538?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Office and Professional Employees: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Some wonderful reflections on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LaborDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LaborDay</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Blair100?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Blair100</a>, and the movement-at-large from <a href="https://twitter.com/GrimKim?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GrimKim</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1u?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1u</a> <a href="https://t.co/IP8IRJiJHg">https://t.co/IP8IRJiJHg</a></p>— OPEIU ║ #PassThePROAct ✊ (@OPEIU) <a href="https://twitter.com/OPEIU/status/1435257423598653452?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Painters and Allied Trades: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Our union builds transformational infrastructure that shapes how we live like hospitals, schools, bridges and water systems.<br /><br />We've uplifted millions of families throughout our proud 134-year history and are determined to give the same opportunity to as many people as possible. <a href="https://t.co/KC4nhufyGo">pic.twitter.com/KC4nhufyGo</a></p>— IUPAT | Pass the PRO Act! (@GoIUPAT) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoIUPAT/status/1434913272847912967?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Plasterers and Cement Masons: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">“Drivers should remember that construction workers are just trying to get their jobs done like everyone else — so they should slow down, be aware and follow any posted signs.” Safety first! <a href="https://t.co/GUALAOFdP0">https://t.co/GUALAOFdP0</a></p>— OPCMIA International (@opcmiaintl) <a href="https://twitter.com/opcmiaintl/status/1435249084248494088?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Professional Aviation Safety Specialists: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">PASS members elected new natl president &amp; e-board. Dave Spero will become president when Mike Perrone retires Oct 1. "All of the new board members are dedicated to protecting workplace rights while the employees we represent protect the flying public.” <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1u?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1u</a><a href="https://t.co/gpDahLbbj4">https://t.co/gpDahLbbj4</a></p>— PASS (@PASSNational) <a href="https://twitter.com/PASSNational/status/1433472433705689096?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 2, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">NYC is getting ready to go <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BacktoSchool?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BacktoSchool</a> next week! Shop these <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/unionmade?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#unionmade</a> brands at union grocery stores so you can send your kids off on the first day with a healthy and tasty lunch. <a href="https://twitter.com/Local338?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Local338</a> <a href="https://t.co/CniLRVtp2A">pic.twitter.com/CniLRVtp2A</a></p>— RWDSU (@RWDSU) <a href="https://twitter.com/RWDSU/status/1435951123953823747?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Roofers and Waterproofers: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Planning to prevent falls includes having a rescue plan in place in the event a worker falls: <a href="https://t.co/AmSwxW9isJ">https://t.co/AmSwxW9isJ</a>. Check out CPWR's fall protection &amp; rescue plan template to get started: <a href="https://t.co/byRmPWnigC">https://t.co/byRmPWnigC</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/roofersafety365?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#roofersafety365</a></p>— Roofers Union (@roofersunion) <a href="https://twitter.com/roofersunion/status/1435952629688029187?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>SAG-AFTRA: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Today is <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NativeWomensEqualPayDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NativeWomensEqualPayDay</a>. Data shows that Native American women earn $0.60 to every dollar earned by their white male counterparts. That is unacceptable. Equal pay for equal work. <br /><br />Close the gap! <a href="https://t.co/nlRphpxnTD">pic.twitter.com/nlRphpxnTD</a></p>— SAG-AFTRA (@sagaftra) <a href="https://twitter.com/sagaftra/status/1435769946840223746?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Solidarity Center: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Big s/o to <a href="https://twitter.com/radiolabour?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@radiolabour</a> which is showcasing a brave <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Myanmar?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Myanmar</a> union leader in hiding from the military dictatorship. Phyo Sandar Soe first talked w/ <a href="https://twitter.com/Shawna_SolCntr?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Shawna_SolCntr</a> on The Solidarity Center Podcast! <a href="https://t.co/mxrvLb518S">https://t.co/mxrvLb518S</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhatsHappeningInMyanmar?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/ituc?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ituc</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/laborradionet?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@laborradionet</a></p>— Solidarity Center (@SolidarityCntr) <a href="https://twitter.com/SolidarityCntr/status/1435990136681123842?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The NewsGuild-CWA: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">"I had a good salary, but I’ve lost ground fast. Colleagues who had bad wages have really struggled. <a href="https://twitter.com/TimesUnionGuild?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TimesUnionGuild</a> wants <a href="https://twitter.com/Gannett?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Gannett</a> to pay wages that people can build a career on, with increases as they gain experience." <br />Sustainable careers for journalists = good journalism. <a href="https://t.co/7Tumj9Wsj0">https://t.co/7Tumj9Wsj0</a></p>— NewsGuild-CWA (@newsguild) <a href="https://twitter.com/newsguild/status/1435963477382860801?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Theatrical Stage Employees: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Thanks for highlighting the work of our behind-the-scenes kin <a href="https://twitter.com/mrbobodenkirk?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@mrbobodenkirk</a>! <a href="https://t.co/ijtPXeyO2H">https://t.co/ijtPXeyO2H</a></p>— IATSE // #PROAct (@IATSE) <a href="https://twitter.com/IATSE/status/1435608826208735235?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Transport Workers Union: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">The economic &amp; physical toll of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID19</a> has made it clear that collectively building trade unions is the best choice for workers and their families. <a href="https://twitter.com/TwuSamuelsen?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TwuSamuelsen</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@aflcio</a> <a href="https://t.co/NdJdpucaoV">https://t.co/NdJdpucaoV</a></p>— TWU (@transportworker) <a href="https://twitter.com/transportworker/status/1435301627989164037?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Transportation Trades Department: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">As we approach the 20th remembrance of the September 11 attacks, we’re devoting our social media channels to honoring the frontline transportation workers who served that day. Follow our channels today through Sunday to learn about how working people saved lives.</p>— Transp. Trades Dept. (@TTDAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/TTDAFLCIO/status/1435954516508225543?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>UAW: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">12 students from <a href="https://twitter.com/Uaw2b?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Uaw2b</a> families were awarded a college scholarship by the Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Awards Program, in honor of the late UAW Vice President and Regional Director, Richard T. Gosser. Congratulations to these outstanding seniors! <a href="https://t.co/Eb2uyvnC42">https://t.co/Eb2uyvnC42</a></p>— UAW (@UAW) <a href="https://twitter.com/UAW/status/1435602159933038596?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Union Label and Service Trades Department: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">President Biden Delivers Remarks in Honor of Labor Unions <a href="https://t.co/skwL3lNotF">https://t.co/skwL3lNotF</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/FacebookWatch?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FacebookWatch</a></p>— Union Label Dept. (@ULSTD_AFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/ULSTD_AFLCIO/status/1435643074047250440?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Union Veterans Council: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Union vet and <a href="https://twitter.com/MachinistsUnion?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MachinistsUnion</a> President <a href="https://twitter.com/IAMBobMartinez?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@IAMBobMartinez</a> is not hold back and neither are we!<br /><br />Union vets are here to fight back against these anti-democratic, anti-American voter suppression laws! <a href="https://t.co/y69gQkkfir">https://t.co/y69gQkkfir</a></p>— Union Veterans Council (@unionveterans) <a href="https://twitter.com/unionveterans/status/1435953369747759106?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>UNITE HERE: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">We are bringing our expertise, experience, and passion to Virginia’s 2021 statewide races to secure our economic and political comeback through a program of workers talking directly to other workers on the doors—which we know firsthand is the key to victory. <a href="https://t.co/yTOrozqsSH">pic.twitter.com/yTOrozqsSH</a></p>— UNITE HERE (@unitehere) <a href="https://twitter.com/unitehere/status/1435796563100635138?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>United Food and Commercial Workers: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Although Bayard Rustin was a tireless activist, the driving force behind the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarchOnWashington?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MarchOnWashington</a>, his life achievements are unknown to many.<br /><br />Props to <a href="https://twitter.com/netflix?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Netflix</a> for celebrating a champion for Black and LGBTQ+ workers! <a href="https://t.co/53hFVWikYB">https://t.co/53hFVWikYB</a><a href="https://t.co/B8W8DesZYb">https://t.co/B8W8DesZYb</a></p>— UFCW (@UFCW) <a href="https://twitter.com/UFCW/status/1436000192919003136?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>United Steelworkers: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Secret spying, corporate cronies and course correction. It's not an episode of <a href="https://twitter.com/DatelineNBC?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DatelineNBC</a>. It's President Conway's latest blog: <a href="https://t.co/cirXByXuva">https://t.co/cirXByXuva</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1u?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1u</a> <a href="https://t.co/MvpeyYwKr6">pic.twitter.com/MvpeyYwKr6</a></p>— United Steelworkers (@steelworkers) <a href="https://twitter.com/steelworkers/status/1436004046041665536?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>United Students Against Sweatshops: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">USASer Emily Fox wrote a very insightful and engaging blog post about the experience she had as part of the delegation. Visit <a href="https://t.co/xQFpwRhsLn">https://t.co/xQFpwRhsLn</a> to give it a read!<br /><br />The demands from the Colombian people are clear: the US needs to stop funding violence against Colombians! <a href="https://t.co/bPHJLMdlsu">pic.twitter.com/bPHJLMdlsu</a></p>— USAS (@USAS) <a href="https://twitter.com/USAS/status/1435374631628718082?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Utility Workers: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Workers are taking back their power. Solidarity with our Sisters and Brothers. ✊<a href="https://t.co/S0olR7mcHY">https://t.co/S0olR7mcHY</a></p>— UWUA National (@The_UWUA) <a href="https://twitter.com/The_UWUA/status/1435751711453237248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Working America: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">What does a union mean for a family? Just ask <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFLCIO</a> Sec-Treasurer <a href="https://twitter.com/STRedmond?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@STRedmond</a> about the impact of his father's union job <br />"Nearly overnight, we had more security, opportunity and prosperity. We stopped going to the free clinic. We got off of food stamps."<a href="https://t.co/FYlmoStagp">https://t.co/FYlmoStagp</a></p>— Working America | Pass the #PROAct (@WorkingAmerica) <a href="https://twitter.com/WorkingAmerica/status/1434940426545475586?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Writers Guild of America, East: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Workers have the right to discuss their pay &amp; working conditions with their colleagues, and for Apple to try and impair employees’ ability to have those conversations "is a clear cut act of retaliation." <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1u?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1u</a> <a href="https://t.co/O0ygWa7AQE">https://t.co/O0ygWa7AQE</a></p>— Writers Guild of America, East / #PROAct (@WGAEast) <a href="https://twitter.com/WGAEast/status/1435728909287440392?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></div> </div> </div> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/author/kenneth-quinnell" lang="" about="/author/kenneth-quinnell" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kenneth Quinnell</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-09-09T17:07:02+00:00">Thu, 09/09/2021 - 13:07</span> Thu, 09 Sep 2021 17:07:02 +0000 Kenneth Quinnell 6549 at https://aflcio.org Service + Solidarity Spotlight: AFGE Marks 20th Anniversary of the TSA with Campaign to Expand Workers’ Rights https://aflcio.org/2021/9/9/service-solidarity-spotlight-afge-marks-20th-anniversary-tsa-campaign-expand-workers <span property="schema:name">Service + Solidarity Spotlight: AFGE Marks 20th Anniversary of the TSA with Campaign to Expand Workers’ Rights</span> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--media paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col media-paragraph"> <div><figure> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-09/tsa-20th-anniversary-twitter_aug26_3-2021.jpg" width="1360" height="708" alt="TSO Fairness" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </figure> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--teaser-break paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>This Saturday will be 20 years since the 9/11 terror attacks. The labor movement will mark this occasion as a time of solemnity and remembrance. But it is also a time to commend the work of the people who keep the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) running every day and the flying public safe. AFGE members are marking the 20th anniversary of the creation of the TSA with a week of action. Transportation security officers’ (TSOs’) pay scale is broken and the union is pushing to fix it. AFGE is fighting for a bill in Congress that would give TSOs Title 5 workplace rights. <strong><a href="https://www.afge.org/about-us/agencies/tsa/tsa-week-of-action/tsa-week-of-action-social-media/">Click here to view the social media toolkit</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/petition-for-title-5-rights/">click here to take action</a></strong>.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/author/kenneth-quinnell" lang="" about="/author/kenneth-quinnell" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kenneth Quinnell</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-09-09T13:18:14+00:00">Thu, 09/09/2021 - 09:18</span> Thu, 09 Sep 2021 13:18:14 +0000 Kenneth Quinnell 6546 at https://aflcio.org Celebrate Labor Month 2021! In the States Roundup https://aflcio.org/2021/9/8/celebrate-labor-month-2021-states-roundup <span property="schema:name">Celebrate Labor Month 2021! In the States Roundup</span> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--media paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col media-paragraph"> <div><figure> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-08/itsr.png" width="1025" height="513" alt="In the States Roundup" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </figure> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>It's time once again to take a look at the ways working people are making progress in the states. Click on any of the links to follow the state federations on Twitter.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--teaser-break paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>Alabama AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="und" dir="ltr" xml:lang="und"><a href="https://t.co/V9lQPhSpYD">pic.twitter.com/V9lQPhSpYD</a></p>— Alabama AFL-CIO (@AlabamaAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlabamaAFLCIO/status/1434873704522059780?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Alaska AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">We are kicking off <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LaborMonth2021?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LaborMonth2021</a> with a week-long review of the American labor movement's history! ✊<br /><br />We start by looking at the Cripple Creek Strike of 1894, led by the Free Coinage Union Local 19 (affiliated with the Western Federation of Miners). (1/6) <a href="https://t.co/tpHdrNVdXu">pic.twitter.com/tpHdrNVdXu</a></p>— Alaska AFL-CIO (@AKAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/AKAFLCIO/status/1435408103088930817?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Arkansas AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="und" dir="ltr" xml:lang="und">Yes! <a href="https://t.co/nzYIvBEQmw">https://t.co/nzYIvBEQmw</a></p>— Arkansas AFL-CIO (@ArkansasAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArkansasAFLCIO/status/1435249700224086020?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>California Labor Federation: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">"We cannot let Sept. 30 come and go without extending this. Workers need to take the time they need to get well if they get sick.” We're still in a pandemic. EXTEND EMERGENCY PAID SICK LEAVE NOW! <a href="https://t.co/HLv25ZT7gI">https://t.co/HLv25ZT7gI</a></p>— California Labor Federation (@CaliforniaLabor) <a href="https://twitter.com/CaliforniaLabor/status/1435435567643123714?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Colorado AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="und" dir="ltr" xml:lang="und"><a href="https://t.co/G6cYuhMNwr">pic.twitter.com/G6cYuhMNwr</a></p>— Colorado AFL-CIO (@AFLCIOCO) <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIOCO/status/1433847119601930242?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Connecticut AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">.<a href="https://twitter.com/STRedmond?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@STRedmond</a>: "My three brothers and I grew up poor... Then something big happened, something that changed everything: my dad got a <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/union?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#union</a> job" <a href="https://t.co/y6z4B8gywb">https://t.co/y6z4B8gywb</a></p>— Connecticut AFL-CIO (@ConnAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/ConnAFLCIO/status/1435307264748007427?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Florida AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">The Florida AFL-CIO is proud to endorse Senator Perry Thurston in the special election for Congressional District 20. <br /><br />Senator Thurston has been a tireless champion for Florida's working people, and we can count on him to stand up for working families in Washington. <a href="https://t.co/ILoIOi65CS">pic.twitter.com/ILoIOi65CS</a></p>— Florida AFL-CIO (@FLAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/FLAFLCIO/status/1435342118919282698?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Georgia AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Happy Labor Day! You know what better than flowery language and symbolic victories? Real ones. It’s time to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PassThePROAct?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PassThePROAct</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1u?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1u</a> <br />CC: <a href="https://twitter.com/POTUS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@POTUS</a>, et al <a href="https://t.co/tt0lhZlLuj">pic.twitter.com/tt0lhZlLuj</a></p>— Georgia AFL-CIO // Pass The #ProAct (@AFLCIOGeorgia) <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIOGeorgia/status/1434943496662798348?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Indiana State AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">The Labor Department under President Biden has been clear: If workers want to join a union, that is their choice and their choice alone, and they should be able to organize without fear of retaliation. <br /><br /> <a href="https://t.co/KmPvAyZqVn">https://t.co/KmPvAyZqVn</a></p>— Indiana AFL-CIO (@INAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/INAFLCIO/status/1435324361762816001?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Iowa Federation of Labor: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">4 WAYS TO SUPPORT THE <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NABISCOSTRIKE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NABISCOSTRIKE</a> &amp; PRO Act Calls into Senate Offices <a href="https://t.co/CA9Gf05Hxu">https://t.co/CA9Gf05Hxu</a></p>— Iowa AFL-CIO (@IowaAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/IowaAFLCIO/status/1435574557948227585?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Maine AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Here's a little history of the Labor Movement in Maine <a href="https://t.co/J6DVA9ueX6">https://t.co/J6DVA9ueX6</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Solidarity?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Solidarity</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LaborHistory?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LaborHistory</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mepolitics?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mepolitics</a></p>— Maine AFL-CIO (@MEAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/MEAFLCIO/status/1435312956254851072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Maryland State and D.C. AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">This <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LaborDay2021?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LaborDay2021</a>, President Edwards sat down to talk about unions, working families, and women in leadership with Senator <a href="https://twitter.com/CherylKagan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CherylKagan</a> on "Kibbitzing with Kagan". Check it out! <a href="https://t.co/FH57a9xXUU">https://t.co/FH57a9xXUU</a></p>— Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO (@MDDCStateFed) <a href="https://twitter.com/MDDCStateFed/status/1435030693088800771?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Massachusetts AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Happy Labor Day! We were proud to spend time today with workers in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Worcester?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Worcester</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Boston?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Boston</a>, supporting our sisters and brothers in the <a href="https://twitter.com/MassNurses?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MassNurses</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/GBLCBoston?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GBLCBoston</a>. Tenet Healthcare must get this deal done and the Copley Marriott must put working families first <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1u?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1u</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LaborDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LaborDay</a> <a href="https://t.co/DfbG1c2LS3">pic.twitter.com/DfbG1c2LS3</a></p>— Massachusetts AFL-CIO // Pass the #PROAct (@massaflcio) <a href="https://twitter.com/massaflcio/status/1434959929060757507?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Michigan AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">They have been on the frontlines of this pandemic, making sure that Michigan's economy continues to function and our families are cared for. <br />Tell lawmakers in Lansing to give our frontline workers the Hero Pay they have earned.&gt;&gt;&gt; <a href="https://t.co/3O5W5WJ72z">https://t.co/3O5W5WJ72z</a> <a href="https://t.co/l6lGSmuC8S">pic.twitter.com/l6lGSmuC8S</a></p>— Michigan AFL-CIO 💉💪 (@MIAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/MIAFLCIO/status/1435286749060767745?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Minnesota AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Over the course of the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mnstatefair?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mnstatefair</a>, hundreds of Minnesotans signed thank you notes to our Senators for co-sponsoring the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ProAct?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ProAct</a>. Senators <a href="https://twitter.com/amyklobuchar?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@amyklobuchar</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/TinaSmithMN?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TinaSmithMN</a> , get ready for some mail! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1u?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1u</a> <a href="https://t.co/FK2aZIym1i">pic.twitter.com/FK2aZIym1i</a></p>— Minnesota AFL-CIO (@MNAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/MNAFLCIO/status/1434987975423758351?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Missouri AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Union approval is at its highest since 1965! <a href="https://t.co/QmRFoavZFW">pic.twitter.com/QmRFoavZFW</a></p>— Missouri AFL-CIO (@MOAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/MOAFLCIO/status/1435354191166328840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Nevada State AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Since last <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LaborDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LaborDay</a>, our union brothers and sisters have fought hard to protect and expand the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UnionDifference?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UnionDifference</a>. <br /><br />Today, we take time to rest, reflect, and recommit ourselves to this work to better the lives of ALL working Nevadans and their families.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Solidarity?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Solidarity</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1u?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1u</a> ✊ <a href="https://t.co/F4G9sD1or8">pic.twitter.com/F4G9sD1or8</a></p>— Nevada State AFL-CIO // Pass the #PROAct (@NVAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/NVAFLCIO/status/1434912457194020873?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>New Hampshire AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">ICYMI: Check out our Labor Day video! <a href="https://t.co/toJnle24K6">https://t.co/toJnle24K6</a></p>— NewHampshire AFL-CIO (@NHAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/NHAFLCIO/status/1435294292055035906?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>New Jersey State AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="und" dir="ltr" xml:lang="und"><a href="https://t.co/oY6vVNxcVQ">https://t.co/oY6vVNxcVQ</a></p>— New Jersey AFL-CIO (@NJAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/NJAFLCIO/status/1434977327755235331?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>New Mexico Federation of Labor: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Shana Tova to all who are celebrating <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoshHashanah?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoshHashanah</a>. <br /><br />May it be a safe, healthy and happy New Year! <a href="https://t.co/IIlN9oTzZ8">pic.twitter.com/IIlN9oTzZ8</a></p>— NMFL \\ Pass the PROAct // (@NMFLaflcio) <a href="https://twitter.com/NMFLaflcio/status/1435303793734733824?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>New York State AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Great turn out for Buffalo <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LaborDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LaborDay</a>. Kudos to Denise Abbott Buffalo CLC President and Peter DeJesus WNYALF for organizing. <br /><br />The <a href="https://twitter.com/WNYALF?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@WNYALF</a> is <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UnionStrong?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UnionStrong</a><br /><br />Thank you <a href="https://twitter.com/GovKathyHochul?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GovKathyHochul</a> <a href="https://t.co/WjqD4mZpXe">pic.twitter.com/WjqD4mZpXe</a></p>— NYS AFL-CIO // #UnionStrong (@NYSAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/NYSAFLCIO/status/1434911139427667971?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>North Carolina State AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Ahead of Labor Day, North Carolina leaders push for federal infrastructure bill <a href="https://t.co/htZZSKua34">https://t.co/htZZSKua34</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/NCPolicyWatch?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ncpolicywatch</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1u?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1u</a></p>— NC State AFL-CIO // Pass the #PROAct! (@NCStateAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/NCStateAFLCIO/status/1433512795249729544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 2, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>North Dakota AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Infrastructure for North Dakota! Let's get it done! <a href="https://t.co/mlzHV7nert">https://t.co/mlzHV7nert</a></p>— North Dakota AFL-CIO (@NDAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/NDAFLCIO/status/1435246246260785156?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Ohio AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Thx⁩ ⁦<a href="https://twitter.com/JoeBiden?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JoeBiden</a>⁩ for your <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BuildBackBetter?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BuildBackBetter</a> plan to reinvest in the America worker. This is why we endorsed ⁦<a href="https://twitter.com/Russo4Ohio?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Russo4Ohio</a>⁩ in the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CD15?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CD15</a> Special Election. Like the ⁦<a href="https://twitter.com/POTUS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@POTUS</a>⁩, she will fight every day for the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ohio?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ohio</a> worker, not billionaires <a href="https://t.co/ZHofY8P0pL">https://t.co/ZHofY8P0pL</a></p>— Ohio AFL-CIO (@ohioaflcio) <a href="https://twitter.com/ohioaflcio/status/1435619722436005892?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Oklahoma State AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">IS this a Great State or What!<br /><br />Thanks to everyone who attended the Henryetta Lador Day Events.<br /><br />We hope you all had a great Labor Day Weekend! <a href="https://t.co/Q9ij4qWzQE">https://t.co/Q9ij4qWzQE</a></p>— Oklahoma State AFL-CIO (@OK_AFL_CIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/OK_AFL_CIO/status/1435272264925261827?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Oregon AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">The staff at Kaiser Permanente are fighting for fair wages and benefits and safe staffing. Take action today for a fair contract and solutions to staffing levels that allow healthcare professionals the resources necessary to help save lives. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1u?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1u</a> <br /><br /> <a href="https://t.co/JPhhDPtiNr">https://t.co/JPhhDPtiNr</a></p>— Oregon AFL-CIO / PASS THE PRO ACT (@OregonAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/OregonAFLCIO/status/1435619496363008000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Rhode Island AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Happy Labor Day from the RI AFL-CIO! <br /><br />Click here to read RI AFL-CIO President George Nee &amp; Secrety Treasurer <a href="https://twitter.com/PatCrowley401?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PatCrowley401</a> Op/Ed in Sunday’s projo <a href="https://t.co/kOLpQlBYvP">https://t.co/kOLpQlBYvP</a></p>— Rhode Island AFL-CIO (@riaflcio) <a href="https://twitter.com/riaflcio/status/1435313711527436289?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">In the near future, women will officially make up half of the labor movement. It's time that the policies and culture of various unions reflect their needs. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1u?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1u</a> <a href="https://t.co/KyVLpTQugF">https://t.co/KyVLpTQugF</a></p>— Tennessee AFL-CIO (@tnaflcio) <a href="https://twitter.com/tnaflcio/status/1435602321224859657?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Texas AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Full op-ed by Rick Levy for the San Antonio Express News 👉 <a href="https://t.co/Ur9QrD9d9V">https://t.co/Ur9QrD9d9V</a> <a href="https://t.co/Kna9AWGqhc">pic.twitter.com/Kna9AWGqhc</a></p>— Texas AFL-CIO (@TexasAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/TexasAFLCIO/status/1434954073195831300?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Virginia AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">It’s the most wonderful time of the year! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/laborday?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#laborday</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1u?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1u</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/passtheproact?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#passtheproact</a> <a href="https://t.co/pe6sJfFNO1">pic.twitter.com/pe6sJfFNO1</a></p>— Virginia AFL-CIO (@Virginia_AFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/Virginia_AFLCIO/status/1434863124985831425?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Washington State Labor Council: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">ICYMI: “The untold history of American labor includes so many diverse voices, experiences and struggles; it has touched every person living on this stolen land, and it has shaped the way today’s workers move through society.” - <a href="https://twitter.com/GrimKim?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GrimKim</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1u?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#1u</a> <a href="https://t.co/lRtM7MAptv">https://t.co/lRtM7MAptv</a></p>— Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (@WAAFLCIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/WAAFLCIO/status/1435288533170720768?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>West Virginia AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">“The perseverance of today’s workers in the public and private sectors gives me hope that brighter days lie ahead.” <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wvpol?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#wvpol</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wvunionproud?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#wvunionproud</a> <a href="https://t.co/EMtgjegr3P">https://t.co/EMtgjegr3P</a></p>— West Virginia AFLCIO (@WestVirginiaAFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/WestVirginiaAFL/status/1434612252750061568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 5, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Wisconsin State AFL-CIO: </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="und" dir="ltr" xml:lang="und"><a href="https://t.co/zU0vyzij3k">https://t.co/zU0vyzij3k</a></p>— WI AFL-CIO (@wisaflcio) <a href="https://twitter.com/wisaflcio/status/1435331033562447873?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></div> </div> </div> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/author/kenneth-quinnell" lang="" about="/author/kenneth-quinnell" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kenneth Quinnell</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-09-08T16:40:26+00:00">Wed, 09/08/2021 - 12:40</span> Wed, 08 Sep 2021 16:40:26 +0000 Kenneth Quinnell 6540 at https://aflcio.org Service + Solidarity Spotlight: NWSLPA Ramps Up #NoMoreSideHustles Campaign Over Labor Day Weekend https://aflcio.org/2021/9/8/service-solidarity-spotlight-nwslpa-ramps-nomoresidehustles-campaign-over-labor-day <span property="schema:name">Service + Solidarity Spotlight: NWSLPA Ramps Up #NoMoreSideHustles Campaign Over Labor Day Weekend</span> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--media paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col media-paragraph"> <div><figure> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-09/232444435_261458115510993_8766472505130578254_n.jpg" width="1080" height="1080" alt="DiDi Haracic" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </figure> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--teaser-break paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>The members of the National Women’s Soccer League Players Association (NWSLPA) have been calling for fair pay with their #NoMoreSideHustles campaign. This past Labor Day weekend, the union continued its campaign by encouraging its followers on <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/nwsl_players/status/1433509318184210444">Twitter</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTVKTbLPVOa/">Instagram</a></strong> to share their experiences having to work side jobs to make ends meet. On the union’s campaign website, <strong><a href="https://nomoresidehustles.com/">NoMoreSideHustles.com</a></strong>, the NWSLPA said that athletes of any gender should not have to work multiple jobs in addition to playing their sport professionally. In recent years, the union also has highlighted the <strong><a href="https://www.espn.com/soccer/united-states-usaw/story/4437227/uswnt-to-fight-us-soccer-in-equal-pay-row-appeal-judges-decision-as-it-defies-reality">disparity in pay</a></strong> between players on the U.S. men’s national soccer team and the U.S. women’s national soccer team. You can promote the campaign on social media using the hashtag #NoMoreSideHustles.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/author/kenneth-quinnell" lang="" about="/author/kenneth-quinnell" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kenneth Quinnell</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-09-08T13:29:23+00:00">Wed, 09/08/2021 - 09:29</span> Wed, 08 Sep 2021 13:29:23 +0000 Kenneth Quinnell 6538 at https://aflcio.org Nobody Gets Left Behind: The Working People Weekly List https://aflcio.org/2021/9/7/nobody-gets-left-behind-working-people-weekly-list <span property="schema:name">Nobody Gets Left Behind: The Working People Weekly List</span> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--media paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col media-paragraph"> <div><figure> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-09/wpwl.jpg" width="1024" height="512" alt="Working People Weekly List" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </figure> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here’s the latest edition of the Working People Weekly List.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--teaser-break paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p><strong><a href="https://forwardky.com/shuler-modern-labor-movement-nobody-left-behind/">Shuler: Modern Labor Movement Means Nobody Gets Left Behind</a></strong>: "The meaning of a holiday sometimes gets lost in its celebration. To a lot of people, Labor Day is just summer's last hurrah–a last fling at fun in the sun (tempered again this year by COVID-19) before the kids head back to school. Most importantly, Labor Day honors our labor movement–the country's 'single most powerful force for progress,' according to AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler. 'And I’m not talking about institutions. I’m talking about workers coming together to make change in our workplaces and our society,' she added in her remarks at this year's Christian Science Monitor Labor Day breakfast. 'That’s what we do.'"</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><a href="https://news.gallup.com/poll/354455/approval-labor-unions-highest-point-1965.aspx">Approval of Labor Unions at Highest Point Since 1965</a></strong>: "Sixty-eight percent of Americans approve of labor unions. Though statistically similar to last year's 65%, the current reading is the highest Gallup has measured since 71% in 1965. Americans' approval of labor unions has been trending upward in recent years and is now at its highest point in more than half a century. Approval among Democrats, which is nearly unanimous, has risen over the past year as President Joe Biden has said he expects his administration to be one of the most pro-union in history."</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><a href="https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/lean-circles-women-construction-face-bias-79782400">'Lean In' Circles Help Women in Construction Navigate Bias</a></strong>: "'We see this all the time. When jobs are higher paid, when jobs have more security, when jobs have higher benefits, they often go to men,' said Sandberg, who partnered with NABTU to bring her signature 'Lean in Circles' program to tradeswomen after meeting Liz Shuler, now the president of the AFL-CIO, and Judaline Cassidy, a New York plumber and union leader who had formed a Lean In Circle on her own in 2017."</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><a href="https://www.c-span.org/video/?514353-1/afl-cio-president-shuler-jobs-economy">AFL-CIO President Shuler on Jobs and the Economy</a></strong>: "New AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler discussed the economy and jobs with the Christian Science Monitor. She also reflected on becoming the first woman to lead the union. The organization’s previous president, Richard Trumka, passed away in August 2021. Other topics discussed included workers' rights legislation and the upcoming midterm elections."</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><a href="https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/monitor_breakfast/2021/0831/AFL-CIO-chief-In-pandemic-unions-are-a-source-of-trusted-information">AFL-CIO Chief: In Pandemic, Unions Are a Source of ‘Trusted Information’</a></strong>: "Liz Shuler, new president of America's largest labor federation, says the U.S. economic system is 'broken' and that workers need a stronger voice. Liz Shuler hasn’t missed a beat. Following the sudden death of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka earlier this month, Shuler stepped right into his shoes as the nation’s top labor leader, after 12 years as his deputy. Now, on the eve of Labor Day, President Shuler is carrying on with the 12.5-million-member federation’s goals: passing pro-union legislation, turning around organized labor’s long-declining membership, and improving working conditions–including the safe return to work amid a pandemic."</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2021/08/31/new-afl-cio-president-everyone-should-vaccinated/5663508001/">New AFL-CIO President: 'Everyone Should be Vaccinated'</a></strong>: "Liz Shuler, the new president of the largest federation of unions in America, said Tuesday that everyone should be vaccinated against COVID-19 and urged AFL-CIO member unions to be a source of 'reliable, good information' on vaccines for their members."</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><a href="https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/nevada/nevada-afl-cio-elects-first-woman-latina-executive-secretary-treasurer-2430303/">Nevada AFL-CIO Elects First Woman, Latina Executive Secretary-Treasurer</a></strong>: "Assemblywoman Susie Martinez, D-Las Vegas, will effectively be the head of organized labor in Nevada after a history-making vote last week. Martinez is the first woman and the first Latina to take on the role of executive secretary-treasurer of the Nevada AFL-CIO. 'It’s very special to me because it just shows women, and especially women of color, that we should have a seat at the table,' she said during a phone interview Monday afternoon."</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><a href="https://www.uticaod.com/story/news/2021/08/30/student-admission-workers-hamilton-college-looking-unionization/5621512001/">Student Workers at Hamilton College to Vote on Unionization, Possibly a National First</a></strong>: "The campus tour guides and senior admissions fellows (who interview prospective students and provide comment for their files), all undergraduates, have filed a petition for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board, said Eric Kopp, a member of the students’ organizing committee, a senior admissions fellow and an intern at the Central New York Labor Council."</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><a href="https://www.azfamily.com/news/arizona-civil-rights-leaders-join-nationwide-marches-for-voting-rights/article_593642cc-082f-11ec-9148-97863ccbdeb7.html">Arizona Civil Rights Leaders Join Nationwide Marches for Voting Rights Legislation</a></strong>: "Liz Shuler also went to the event. She's the first female president of The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. 'The labor movement sees workplace rights and voting rights as one,' she said. 'We are basically here to stand in solidarity with the community, with working people, joining together to make sure our voices are heard at the ballot box and make sure voting is accessible and available for everyone.'"</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/author/kenneth-quinnell" lang="" about="/author/kenneth-quinnell" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kenneth Quinnell</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-09-07T17:03:36+00:00">Tue, 09/07/2021 - 13:03</span> Tue, 07 Sep 2021 17:03:36 +0000 Kenneth Quinnell 6537 at https://aflcio.org ‘State of the Unions’ Podcast: It‘s Labor Day! A Conversation with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh https://aflcio.org/2021/9/7/state-unions-podcast-its-labor-day-conversation-labor-secretary-marty-walsh <span property="schema:name">‘State of the Unions’ Podcast: It‘s Labor Day! A Conversation with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh</span> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--media paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col media-paragraph"> <div><figure> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-09/podcast-1_1.png" width="1080" height="1080" alt="Labor Day Podcast" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </figure> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>On the latest episode of "<strong><a href="https://stateoftheunions.org/e/it-s-labor-day-a-conversation-with-labor-secretary-marty-walsh/">State of the Unions</a></strong>," podcast co-host Tim Schlittner welcomes new co-host Carolyn Bobb. They discuss the legacy of Richard Trumka, Liz Shuler and the new leadership team at AFL-CIO and talk to Labor Secretary Marty Walsh.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--teaser-break paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>“<strong><a href="https://stateoftheunions.org/">State of the Unions</a></strong>” is available on <strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/state-of-the-unions/id1439226960">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iqbdy5t6akruacfqpallky5ljbu">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2kPVmz9WmgNr8ciY5yv56q">Spotify</a>, <a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/aflcio/state-of-the-unions">Stitcher</a> </strong>and anywhere else you can find podcasts.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/author/kenneth-quinnell" lang="" about="/author/kenneth-quinnell" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kenneth Quinnell</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-09-07T14:50:33+00:00">Tue, 09/07/2021 - 10:50</span> Tue, 07 Sep 2021 14:50:33 +0000 Kenneth Quinnell 6536 at https://aflcio.org Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Workers Mobilize to Help Recovery Efforts After Hurricane Ida https://aflcio.org/2021/9/7/service-solidarity-spotlight-workers-mobilize-help-recovery-efforts-after-hurricane-ida <span property="schema:name">Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Workers Mobilize to Help Recovery Efforts After Hurricane Ida</span> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--media paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col media-paragraph"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--teaser-break paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>Hurricane Ida hit the Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm last weekend, causing untold damage and knocking out electricity for more than 1 million people in Louisiana and Mississippi. Remnants of the storm struck New York City and the Northeast on Wednesday night, causing the deaths of at least 24 people and leading to widespread flooding and power outages. Across the country, the labor movement is mobilizing to provide support to union members and affected communities. On Tuesday, members of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 763 set off from Omaha, Nebraska, traveling to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to help communities along the Gulf Coast restore power. The Louisiana AFL-CIO has established a disaster relief fund to help union members impacted by natural disasters. Checks may be sent to: Louisiana AFL-CIO Disaster Relief Fund, 429 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/author/kenneth-quinnell" lang="" about="/author/kenneth-quinnell" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kenneth Quinnell</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-09-07T13:33:00+00:00">Tue, 09/07/2021 - 09:33</span> Tue, 07 Sep 2021 13:33:00 +0000 Kenneth Quinnell 6535 at https://aflcio.org Economy Gains 235,000 Jobs in August; Unemployment Down to 5.2% https://aflcio.org/2021/9/3/economy-gains-235000-jobs-august-unemployment-down-52 <span property="schema:name">Economy Gains 235,000 Jobs in August; Unemployment Down to 5.2%</span> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--media paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col media-paragraph"> <div><figure> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-09/bls.png" width="1200" height="1051" alt="BLS" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-fluid" /> </figure> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>The U.S. economy gained 235,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.2%, <a href="https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm"><strong>according to figures released Friday morning</strong></a> by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--teaser-break paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>In response to the August job numbers, AFL-CIO Chief Economist William Spriggs tweeted:</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">Despite half of states ending unemployment insurance benefit supplements early, payroll employment is a good number 235,000 in August, but too slow to clear the unemployment backlog by Labor Day when all supplements end. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JobsDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JobsDay</a> Happy <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LaborDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LaborDay</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFLCIO</a></p>— William E. Spriggs (@WSpriggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/WSpriggs/status/1433769762027417603?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JobsDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JobsDay</a> Once again the Black labor force shows employers are the problem. Black labor force participation went up, more Black workers did land jobs, but more did not, so the Black unemployment rate went up from 8.2 to 8.8% Employers don't mean they can't find anybody. <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFLCIO</a></p>— William E. Spriggs (@WSpriggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/WSpriggs/status/1433770447242416134?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JobsDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JobsDay</a> Black workers continue to struggle, meaning the labor market is not tight. The August unemployment for Black workers was 8.8% The unemployment rate for high school dropouts (all races) was 7.8% That is a labor market where employers are being picky. <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFLCIO</a></p>— William E. Spriggs (@WSpriggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/WSpriggs/status/1433771003541434368?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JobsDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JobsDay</a> the labor market in August improved slightly for women-head of households, their unemployment rate fell from 8.5 to 7.9% (still higher than for high school dropouts). Childcare issues are making things hard for women. <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFLCIO</a></p>— William E. Spriggs (@WSpriggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/WSpriggs/status/1433771940158791681?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">While August job gains were modest, they were spread across all industries, but with losses in retail trade, construction and a stall in hiring for leisure &amp; hospitality. Higher wage industries (going up) are adding more jobs (going right) relative to low wage industries. <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFLCIO</a> <a href="https://t.co/f2A4rBDD66">pic.twitter.com/f2A4rBDD66</a></p>— William E. Spriggs (@WSpriggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/WSpriggs/status/1433772964747567106?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">On the plus side in the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JobsDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JobsDay</a> report, job losses are declining, especially those suffering permanent job losses. The weaker than hoped job numbers are from slower hiring. Job leavers are only a tiny share of the story. <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFLCIO</a> <a href="https://t.co/OsNmSCYMGW">pic.twitter.com/OsNmSCYMGW</a></p>— William E. Spriggs (@WSpriggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/WSpriggs/status/1433774420653449216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">The <a href="https://twitter.com/federalreserve?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@federalreserve</a> has begun to understand it must incorporate deeper measures of the labor market to determine if we are at full employment, but this is not the case today with those who make fiscal policy and are ending unemployment support. <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFLCIO</a></p>— William E. Spriggs (@WSpriggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/WSpriggs/status/1433778307682684938?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">This chart shows why racial equity in policy making is so hard. Discrimination slows the recovery of the Black labor market, notice that the Black unemployment rate even went up in a month when it fell for everyone. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LaborDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LaborDay</a> the plug is going to be pulled in helping workers. <a href="https://t.co/xaJu1z2gET">pic.twitter.com/xaJu1z2gET</a></p>— William E. Spriggs (@WSpriggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/WSpriggs/status/1433778301450006542?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JobsDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JobsDay</a> Women, who are segregated to the lower wage industries that shrank, have been making gains in some higher wage industries: construction, transportation &amp; warehousing and utilities. This switch is the competition that low wage industries face--not UI benefits. <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFLCIO</a> <a href="https://t.co/QWU1tX7iGy">pic.twitter.com/QWU1tX7iGy</a></p>— William E. Spriggs (@WSpriggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/WSpriggs/status/1433780129977806849?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JobsDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JobsDay</a> IMPORTANT: Remember that Pandemic Extended unemployment ends with all the other ARP federal supplements to regular state UI, when the average duration of unemployment is over 27, and half of Black and Asian American workers have durations longer than 22 weeks. <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFLCIO</a> <a href="https://t.co/fnPJkoSyqR">pic.twitter.com/fnPJkoSyqR</a></p>— William E. Spriggs (@WSpriggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/WSpriggs/status/1433783116527775747?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JobsDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JobsDay</a> Labor Flow data show that the share of unemployed workers finding jobs in the next month is edging up. It is now near 26%. But, that is not a pace that will clear the labor market anytime soon, and not fast enough for the unemployment insurance cliff next week. <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFLCIO</a> <a href="https://t.co/aruN69id7e">pic.twitter.com/aruN69id7e</a></p>— William E. Spriggs (@WSpriggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/WSpriggs/status/1433786308644818986?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">It has been frustrating seeing states struggle with managing federal aid, like the important rental assistance program. Despite all the federal dollars they have received, they are not hiring the workers needed to set up and run these urgently needed programs. <a href="https://twitter.com/AFSCME?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFSCME</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/AFLCIO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFLCIO</a> <a href="https://t.co/tRjNAqizEV">https://t.co/tRjNAqizEV</a></p>— William E. Spriggs (@WSpriggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/WSpriggs/status/1433787597575409682?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr" xml:lang="en">The problems in the care economy are self-evident. This is why <a href="https://twitter.com/POTUS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@POTUS</a> plan for making major investments in it are vital to a healthy recovery. Businesses need to stop whining and moaning about the lack of workers and get behind solutions. And cutting UI benefits is not it. <a href="https://t.co/3csNDHcfL5">https://t.co/3csNDHcfL5</a></p>— William E. Spriggs (@WSpriggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/WSpriggs/status/1433789174751154180?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 3, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default container"> <div class="row"> <div class="content-col text-paragraph"> <div><p>Last month’s biggest job gains were in professional and business services (+74,000), transportation and warehousing (+53,000), education (+40,000), manufacturing (+37,000), other services (+37,000), information (+17,000), financial activities (+16,000) and mining (+6,000), while retail trade (-29,000), state workers (-25,000) and local education (-5,700) saw losses. In August, employment showed little change in other major industries, including leisure and hospitality, construction, wholesale trade and health care. </p> <p>Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (5.1%) and White Americans (4.5%) declined in August, while the rate for teenagers (11.2%) increased. The jobless rates for Black Americans (8.8%), Hispanics (6.4%), adult women (4.8%) and Asian Americans (4.6%) showed little change over the month.</p> <p>The number of long-term unemployed workers (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) decreased in August and accounted for 37.4% of the total unemployed.</p></div> </div> </div> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/author/kenneth-quinnell" lang="" about="/author/kenneth-quinnell" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Kenneth Quinnell</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-09-03T13:31:43+00:00">Fri, 09/03/2021 - 09:31</span> Fri, 03 Sep 2021 13:31:43 +0000 Kenneth Quinnell 6530 at https://aflcio.org