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You are invited to our Labor Day Breakfast! August 18, 2018 - 3:18pm

UFCW Local 227 trailer hits the road to help members in need August 18, 2018 - 12:28am

By BERRY CRAIG 

AFT  Local 1360

The UFCW is into food, not fighting.

“But several people have approached our trailer, very excited because they thought we are the Ultimate Fighting Champions,” Caitlin Blair said with a chuckle. “That’s always funny.”

Blair is communications and political director of Louisville-based United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227. The local is proud of its custom-made trailer that volunteers pull around the state, mainly to raise money for members in financial straits.

Dallas Labor Expects to Win August 17, 2018 - 1:09pm

“Our candidates are going to win,” announced principal officer Mark York at the August 16 Central Labor Council meeting. Labor has a proven track record, we have chosen candidates who are outstanding on working people’s issues, and evidence is pouring in about electoral successes in other states.

Worker's Bill Of Rights August 17, 2018 - 12:05pm

A GOOD JOB WITH FAIR WAGES 
Everyone who wants to work has the right to a good job where we earn a fair return on our work and receive a wage that allows us to support ourselves and our families. 

QUALITY HEALTH CARE
Regardless of income, job or a pre-exisitng condition. 

A SAFE JOB
Free from harassment and violence. 

PAID TIME OFF AND FLEXIBLE, PREDICTABLE SCHEDULING
To spend time with family or care for ourselves or a loved one. 

Area Labor Federations August 17, 2018 - 12:04pm

Area Labor Federation Structure:

In 2016, the National AFL-CIO collaborated with labor leaders around the state to lead a restructure initiative of the Central Labor Councils (CLCs) into three regional Area Labor Federations. In an effort to strengthen and reinvigorate the former CLC’s, the local bodies signed a Unity Agreement pledging to come together to form these three regional Area Labor Federations; The Northern Indiana Area Labor FederationSouthern Indiana Regional Labor Council, and Hoosier Heartland Area Labor Federation

Unions 101 August 17, 2018 - 11:52am

Unions 101: A Quick Study of How Unions Help Workers Win a Voice on the Job

What is a union?
A union is a group of workers who form an organization to gain:

Labor Endorses Key San Antonio Candidates August 17, 2018 - 11:59am Congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones, Senate candidate Pete Gallego and other outstanding San Antonio-area candidates have earned the endorsement of the Texas AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE) and the San Antonio Central Labor Council ahead of the Nov. 6 election.
2018 Labor Day Events August 17, 2018 - 9:58am Every year on Labor Day we celebrate the accomplishments of working people for making a 40-hour work week, benefits, and the weekend possible! Check out these fun, FREE events we're hosting in our chapters!
From The New York Times: In Kentucky House Race, a Battle of Ideology vs. Résumé August 16, 2018 - 9:56pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Kentucky State AFL-CIO unanimously endorsed McGrath over Barr. Barr has voted the union position on legislation only 6 percent of the time since he's been in Congress. He was of the first co-sponsors of HR 785, the National Right-to-Work Act. McGrath opposes RTW at the national and state level.

San Antonio Paid Sick Leave Ordinance a Huge Win For Working Families August 16, 2018 - 8:07pm

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy and San Antonio Central Labor Council President Tom Cummings issued this joint statement in response to a 9-2 vote by the San Antonio City Council to enact an earned paid sick leave ordinance:

From the Kentucky Democratic Party: 40 ways the GOP raised your taxes August 16, 2018 - 1:23pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: Remember "Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover," the 1975 Paul Simon hit? GOP Gov. Matt Bevin and Republican lawmakers have come up with just 10 fewer ways to hike your taxes. So how about a reworded reprise, KDP? "Forty Ways to Raise your Taxes"?  

By KENNY COLSTON

Kentucky Democratic Party digital director

From Truthout: ALEC Is Pushing a New Slate of Viciously Anti-Worker, Pro-Corporate Laws August 16, 2018 - 1:00pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: We thank Todd Johnson for sending us this.

By MARY BOTTARI

The Center for Media and Democracy

From #OurJCPS: Another Important Form August 15, 2018 - 3:29pm

The first day of school is an exciting time for students, eager to get back into classrooms and happy to see friends they’ve missed over the summer. It’s also a time for paperwork – providing schools with up-to-date information on students, updating lesson plans, re-arranging schedules to accommodate for the school day.

From The Washington Post: Huckabee Sanders apologizes for false statement about black employment August 15, 2018 - 10:04am

By JEFF STEIN

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders apologized late Tuesday for wrongly stating that President Trump has created three times as many jobs for black workers as President Barack Obama did.

At a news conference Tuesday, Sanders said Obama created 195,000 jobs for African Americans during his eight years in office.

From #OurJCPS: One last thing before summer ends August 14, 2018 - 5:02pm

The end of summer can be hectic. As you tick off the last few days of summer before students return to school, it’s hard not to think of the the things that are still left to accomplish.

ELECTION DAY August 14, 2018 - 3:32pm

Polls are open 7 AM - 8PM. DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!

ELECTION DAY August 14, 2018 - 3:32pm

Polls are open 7 AM - 8PM. DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!

ELECTION DAY August 14, 2018 - 3:32pm

Polls are open 7 AM - 8PM. DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!

ELECTION DAY August 14, 2018 - 3:32pm

Polls are open 7 AM - 8PM. DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!

ELECTION DAY August 14, 2018 - 3:32pm

Polls are open 7 AM - 8PM. DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!