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Local 1199 SEIU strikes Hopkins Hospital

It is critically important that ALL Workers, ALL Unions, ALL Community and Faith Organizations and Elected Officials of Good Will join with 1199SEIU on FRIDAY, APRIL 11 AT 5:00 P.M. at the corner of Orleans and Wolfe Streets in Baltimore.

I know that this is short notice, but please reach out to your members and consider closing your offices early today to allow staff the opportunity to participate. We need to make this demonstration of union support BIG!

Wear your union hats, shirts and other items to show SOLIDARITY with our sisters and brothers of 1199SEIU who are demonstrating their courage and sacrificing three days pay to win for themselves and a Better Baltimore!

Be part of this major event as we put a picket line all the way around Johns Hopkins Hospital.

For more info, check out the website: hardshipathopkins.org.

 

LABOR 2014 KICK-OFF
Saturday, April 26, 2014
 

8:30 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.    Rally
9:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.  Labor to Labor Walks
12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.  Lunch for Returning Volunteers

Anthony Brown for Governor,  A Voice for Working Families

Resolutions #1 - 18 adopted at the 28th Biennial Convention held  Friday, November 18 - Sunday, November 20, 2011 at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, MD.

Resolutions #19 - 29 adopted at the 28th Biennial Convention held Friday, November 18 - Sunday, November 20, 2011 at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, MD

AFL-CIO Now Blog -- Recent News Stories

JetBlue Pilots Vote to Take Off with ALPA

The more than 2,600 pilots at JetBlue Airways have voted overwhelmingly to join the Air Line Pilots (ALPA), the National Mediation Board announced today.

Taxpayers Subsidize Walmart and America's Richest Family to the Tune of $7.8 Billion Annually

A new report from Americans for Tax Fairness shows that taxpayers in the United States subsidize Walmart and the Walton family, who owns the majority of Walmart stock and is the richest family in the country, by at least $7.8 billion annually. The report, Walmart on Tax Day: How Taxpayers Subsidize America's Biggest Employer and Richest Family, was released in conjunction with tax day, when millions of Americans and small businesses do their civic duty and pay their fair share to support the economy and services critical to many Americans. At the same time, the report shows, taxpayers help pad Walmart and the Walton family's profits in direct and indirect ways.

UConn Students Lead the Way on Collective Action

From the classroom to the basketball court, the University of Connecticut community is widely embracing the concept of collective action. The school that set the standard for basketball excellence this year by winning both the men's and the women's national championships is making news as the college's students are stepping up and acting collectively to improve their lives.

Here’s What We’re Reading: Tuesday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

2.5 Million Unemployed Workers Depend on Boehner? Winners and Losers of the Week

In our regular weekly feature, we'll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the persons or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

Bangladesh Worker Rights Defense Fund

Bangladeshi union organizer Hasina Akter was talking with garment workers in Dhaka when a group of at least 20 people accosted her, as well as the three other union organizers and a worker leader who were with her. She and her companions were threatened and beaten, one into unconsciousness. Two organizers had to be hospitalized following the assault, and the factory worker went into hiding.

12 Elizabeth Warren Quotes to Prepare You for Her Appearance at the AFL-CIO on May 2

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will be appearing at the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C., with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on May 2 to promote her new book, A Fighting Chance, which chronicles her inspiring life story. From her working-class roots in Oklahoma to her successful 2012 campaign to replace incumbent Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R), Warren tells the passionate story of what drives her to fight for working people. Here are 12 key quotes from her that show why she is a champion of the 99%.

Please RSVP as space is limited. 

AFL-CIO Calls on the Obama Administration to Provide Deportation Relief

Update: This afternoon AP reported Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. who don't have serious criminal records. Read more

The AFL-CIO today called upon President Barack Obama to halt deportations that tear families apart from each other, and today the AFL-CIO sent the president a memo urging him to take swift action on the urgent needs of workers and immigrant communities

Union Members Channel the Easter Bunny for Community Service This Week

Union members all over the country regularly participate in community service and this week, Easter was a big theme. 

‘I Am AFGE’ and Work Inside a Federal Prison

Jill Carver teaches parenting skills to more than 100 men every day, but these are no ordinary students. She works inside a medium-security federal prison in West Virginia, and her students are inmates.

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