What We’re Doing
Labor Is Pioneering a New Kind of Relief Effort in the Twin Cities
Scores of workers across America have been laid off through no fault of their own and still, many of them are not eligible for federal benefits during these unprecedented times. In Minnesota’s Twin Cities, the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation (MRLF) is organizing to provide support to those workers who can’t get the support they need from our federal government.
Helping Those in Need Is a ‘Labor of Love’ for Union Members in North Georgia
Wearing face masks and gloves and sharing a determination to help their brothers and sisters in need, dozens of members of the Atlanta-North Georgia Labor Council sorted and bagged emergency food to hand out to union families on Saturday, April 18. The “Labor of Love” food drive was a member-to-member relief effort in collaboration with the United Way of Greater Atlanta and in partnership with Margie’s House food bank and the city of Fairburn, Georgia, to help 300 union families who are now struggling to put food on their tables. It was one of a series of volunteer events that the Atlanta-North Georgia Labor Council has coordinated to support union members and the wider community during the pandemic.
Boston-Area Union Members Form Volunteer Brigades
The Greater Boston Labor Council (GBLC) is coordinating union members’ volunteer efforts, working closely with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to focus on areas where there is the greatest need for help. The mission of the labor council’s volunteer brigades is to care for the most vulnerable people in Boston. Hundreds of union members, both laid off and currently working, have already started volunteering to serve their neighbors during this crisis.
Letter Carriers' 'Stamp Out Hunger' Drive Is This Saturday
For the 27th year in a row, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will be conducting its "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive. Every year on the second Saturday in May, postal carriers, in addition to their regular workload, collect food from people in more than 10,000 cities across the country. Each year, it is the largest one-day food drive in the world.