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Dems challenging union-busters in the Purchase January 20, 2018 - 9:52pm

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Jackson Purchase Democrats Martha Emmons, Charlotte Goddard, David Ramey and Julie Tennyson promise to be in labor’s corner if voters send them to the General Assembly in November.

Tennyson is taking on Second District Republican State Sen. Danny Carroll. Both are from Paducah.

From the Lexington Herald-Leader: Timetable for pension reform ‘now uncertain’ in Kentucky, says key lawmaker January 19, 2018 - 7:36pm

By JACK BRAMMER and DANIEL DESROCHERS

FRANKFORT -- With three weeks of this year’s law-making session in the history books, no bill has yet emerged to overhaul Kentucky’s financially ailing public pension systems.

Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, sounded frustrated Friday with the slow start lawmakers have gotten on pension reform, which Gov. Matt Bevin and leading lawmakers had promised would be accomplished last year in a special legislative session.

Restorative Justice Freedom Summit January 19, 2018 - 3:44pm

Next Saturday, Labor will join forces with Fulton County Government, pushing for equality and access for ex-offenders. 

The Fulton County Solicitor General will host a criminal record restriction/expungement “Freedom Summit” for Jobs. 

Event details: Ex-offender job fair, housing resources and free legal advice will be available. 

2018 is a great time for second chances at success! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Resources January 19, 2018 - 3:30pm

Legislative Scorecard

Health Care Listening Project

CANCELED: Rally to STOP Francisco Acosta's Deportation January 19, 2018 - 3:28pm

UPDATE: We just received word that Francisco has been granted a 6 month stay! The rally on Monday has been canceled. Thank you for all of your support! Francisco and his family are truly grateful!

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Bus Drivers Testify in Augusta January 19, 2018 - 11:41am

A bill in Augusta would pave the way for driverless buses in Maine. Needless to say, bus drivers have big concerns.

Ed Knutson, Jon Cail, and Bill Nickerson (retired) came to Augusta to testify against LD 1724.  They are members of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 714. 

Bus drivers do much more than simply turn the steering wheel. From helping disabled passengers, to conversing with the elderly, to giving directions, to navigating bad weather and changing road conditions, drivers are essential to our public transit system.

Hospice Workers Vigil January 19, 2018 - 11:34am

Health care workers at Hospice of Southern Maine voted to come together as a union in May.  

Since then, they have struggled to secure a first contract. Management is delaying bargaining progress, and retaliating against union leaders.

In Decemeber, community members rallied behind these brave and compassionate workers by holding a candlelit vigil in Monument Square in Portland.

We stand with these workers in their fight for a fair contract. 

OI January 19, 2018 - 11:24am

Want to learn to organize? Sign up for our 3 day Organizing Institute May 4-6th!

NWOLC Monthly Council Meetings January 19, 2018 - 11:25am

Northwest Oregon Labor Council holds monthly Council Meetings every fourth Monday at 7:00pm.

These meetings are held at the IBEW Local 48 Union Hall at 15937 NE Airport Way, Portland, Oregon 97230.

Bangor nurse returns from Puerto Rico January 19, 2018 - 11:23am

Bangor nurse Amy Lee Tidd, a member of Maine State Nurses Association, recently returned from a medical relief trip to Puerto Rico.

Along side union members from across the United States, Amy Lee brought medical care to thousands of Puerto Ricans who were effected by the devestating Hurricane Maria. Travel conditions were difficult and resources scarce. 

Labor, Progressives Take MLK March to the SC Statehouse January 20, 2018 - 3:33pm

The Annual King Day at the Dome was well attended in Columbia.  

Participating in the preceding march down Main Street were members of the SC AFL, the Columbia CLC, the SC Peace Resource Center and SC Progressive Network.

The program featured a long list of speakers on progressive issues, including SC Legal Justice Center Dir. Sue Berkowitz, who spoke against predatory lending, and SC ACLU Dir. Shaundra Young Scott who addressed the need for voting rights.

Paducah pastor doesn't buy what McConnell is selling January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

The Rev. Jim Gearhart of Paducah wrote Sen. Mitch McConnell expressing his opposition to the GOP’s Robin-Hood-in-Reverse tax bill.

McConnell, who likes to portray himself as a “family values” guy, replied with a letter defending his vote for the legislation, which the senate majority leader claimed “will bring lasting relief to middle-class families, small businesses, and Kentucky workers.”

Contact Us January 18, 2018 - 4:44pm

Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO
400 Washington St.
Auburn, MA 01501

508.832.4218

Email: [email protected]

New Mexico Federation of Labor Responds to Planned Sandoval County Commission Vote on ‘Right to Work’ Ordinance January 18, 2018 - 4:20pm mayhem, dissension, and litigation. New Mexico Attorney General Opinion Determines Planned Vote Illegal...would be expensive legal wild goose chase; ‘the result would be a crazy quilt of regulations’ and Sandoval County businesses, ‘would often be left in a state of considerable uncertainty,’ according to Attorney General Balderas.
New Mexico Federation of Labor Responds to Planned Sandoval County Commission Vote on ‘Right to Work’ Ordinance January 18, 2018 - 4:20pm mayhem, dissension, and litigation. New Mexico Attorney General Opinion Determines Planned Vote Illegal...would be expensive legal wild goose chase; ‘the result would be a crazy quilt of regulations’ and Sandoval County businesses, ‘would often be left in a state of considerable uncertainty,’ according to Attorney General Balderas.
New Mexico Federation of Labor Responds to Planned Sandoval County Commission Vote on ‘Right to Work’ Ordinance January 18, 2018 - 4:20pm mayhem, dissension, and litigation. New Mexico Attorney General Opinion Determines Planned Vote Illegal...would be expensive legal wild goose chase; ‘the result would be a crazy quilt of regulations’ and Sandoval County businesses, ‘would often be left in a state of considerable uncertainty,’ according to Attorney General Balderas.
New Mexico Federation of Labor Responds to Planned Sandoval County Commission Vote on ‘Right to Work’ Ordinance January 18, 2018 - 4:20pm mayhem, dissension, and litigation. New Mexico Attorney General Opinion Determines Planned Vote Illegal...would be expensive legal wild goose chase; ‘the result would be a crazy quilt of regulations’ and Sandoval County businesses, ‘would often be left in a state of considerable uncertainty,’ according to Attorney General Balderas.
New Mexico Federation of Labor Responds to Planned Sandoval County Commission Vote on ‘Right to Work’ Ordinance January 18, 2018 - 4:20pm mayhem, dissension, and litigation. New Mexico Attorney General Opinion Determines Planned Vote Illegal...would be expensive legal wild goose chase; ‘the result would be a crazy quilt of regulations’ and Sandoval County businesses, ‘would often be left in a state of considerable uncertainty,’ according to Attorney General Balderas.
DUE Justice Coalition Regional Organizing Forum – Waterbury January 18, 2018 - 3:40pm

The DUE Justice Coalition is bringing together labor, faith, advocacy, and community organizations to build and advance a bold agenda for a Connecticut that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few.

Help us create a BOLD agenda for our state that includes:

DUE Justice Coalition Regional Organizing Forum – Norwalk January 18, 2018 - 3:39pm

The DUE Justice Coalition is bringing together labor, faith, advocacy, and community organizations to build and advance a bold agenda for a Connecticut that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few.

Help us create a BOLD agenda for our state that includes: