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Spokane Regional Labor Council presents Bill Fletcher, Jr. January 23, 2018 - 12:28am

Bill Fletcher, Jr. will be our special guest presenter on Wednesday, January 31st, 7pm at the Spokane Regional Labor Council, 510 S. Elm, Spokane.

The presentation is open to all union members and by invitation.

Contact the SRLC 509.327.7637 or email [email protected] for more information.

Path to Power training January 22, 2018 - 8:36pm

Path to Power training teaches union members and local activists how to run for public office to build power that will positively influence our communities. Topics covered include crafting an effective message, creating a campaign plan, fundraising, how to talk to targeted voters, and building a campaign team. Whether you're considering running for school board or city/county government, this training is for you.

Attend an ALF or Chapter Meeting January 22, 2018 - 8:36pm

The most important event for our Union Brothers and Sisters in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois is to attend the Great River Area Labor Federation monthly delegate meetings and their respective chapter meetings. 

Please check out this flier for our regular monthly meeting dates and times! Our Chapter Meetings meet on a specific day of  the month, so they won't change. The Great River Area Labor Federations will meet with our respective chapters only five times, the rest of the time we will meet at the USW Local 105 Hall, at 880 Devils Glen Road in Bettendorf, Iowa. 

Pictures January 22, 2018 - 4:33pm

Union Day/Meet & Greet 2018

Instituto Laboral de la Raza’s 2018 Labor – Community Awards Dinner January 22, 2018 - 2:58pm

Mary Florio January 22, 2018 - 2:27pm

At large

Ivonne Hamm January 22, 2018 - 2:27pm

At large

For Your Information..January 19, 2018 January 22, 2018 - 12:18pm

In the attachments;

Around the State from the Oregon Employment Department

Courtesy of Portland Jobs with Justice

Tentative Agenda for the NOLC Executive Board meeting

Tentative Agenda for the NOLC Delegates meeting

Comer has competition January 22, 2018 - 12:18pm

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Democrat Paul Walker, who just tossed his hat in the ring for Congress, says he supports “unions because unions respect workers.”

An associate professor of English at Murray State University, Walker aims to unseat incumbent First District Rep. James Comer, R-Tompkinsville.

Walker is already in labor’s corner. He steadfastly opposes "right to work." 

Labor Likes Lupe! January 22, 2018 - 5:14pm

Lupe Valdez of  Dallas is  endorsed by the Texas  AFL-CIO for Governor of Texas! The labor federation's Committee on Political Education (COPE) held its conference at the Downtown Sheraton Hotel in  Austin January 20-21. Sheriff Valdez and  Houston challenger Andrew White were given extensive  time to talk and answer qestions from the  over-400 labor  leaders assembled. After deliberations and discussions in the endorsement committee, Valdez was recommended.

2017 KS Hse. Legis. Scorecard January 21, 2018 - 8:18pm

Not sure who to vote for? We can help if they are an inumbent! See our scorecard here to see how legislators voted on key labor issues. A comprehensive look is provided along with a quick description of the important bills, bill number and vote tally. Then finally an evaluation score for the year. A 100% means they voted for Working Families on every vote.

Connecticut Women's March 2018 Labor Speech January 21, 2018 - 3:55pm

Hartford, CT
Eastern Connecticut Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO President Shellye Davis
SEIU 1199 Kindra Fontes-May, Keisha Barnes, & Demetra Pearson

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

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