A Wave of Worker Activism: In the States Roundup

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By Kenneth Quinnell A Wave of Worker Activism: In the States Roundup

It’s time once again to take a look at the ways working people are making progress in the states. Click on any of the links to follow the state federations and central labor councils on Twitter.

Alaska AFL-CIO:

It’s the 25th anniversary of FMLA, allowing workers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave without the fear of being fired. We still have a long way to go to get paid leave for working people. #FMLA25 pic.twitter.com/CWsdVIKj4F

— Alaska AFL-CIO (@AKAFLCIO) February 5, 2018

Arizona AFL-CIO:

Yup..that’s Governor Doug Ducey in the Washington Post welcoming the Political Dirty Money machine run by the… https://t.co/ZsO4qSaJPF

— Arizona AFL-CIO (@ArizonaAFLCIO) January 30, 2018

California Labor Federation:

This #BlackHistoryMonth we’re honored to celebrate and remember A. Philip Randolph – a true labor & civil rights hero. He was at the center of organizing the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and championed racial and economic justice #1u #UnionStrong pic.twitter.com/5LY1HyTmhN

— California Labor (@CaliforniaLabor) February 5, 2018

Connecticut AFL-CIO:

Want fiscal stability & economic growth? Make significant investments in the state’s deteriorating infrastructure, invest in education, debar employers that misclassify their workers, and enact a low wage employer fee. Not helpful? CEOs attacking workers https://t.co/3hMmuV8DkW

— Connecticut AFL-CIO (@ConnAFLCIO) February 5, 2018

Florida AFL-CIO:

Labor stands in solidarity with the powerful Latina voices in Florida demanding accessible healthcare and economic justice from our state legislature. #WeAreFlorida pic.twitter.com/7hNjuE5Wv9

— Florida AFL-CIO (@FLAFLCIO) February 1, 2018

Illinois AFL-CIO:

Re: Arthur Jones, Holocaust denier, neo-nazi on the verge of becoming the GOP nominee in the 3rd congressional district. The Blues Brothers said it best. pic.twitter.com/u6drqDxJTR

— Illinois AFL-CIO (@ILAFLCIO) February 5, 2018

Indiana State AFL-CIO:

ICYMI: Study finds Indiana common construction wage repeal reduced worker pay, didn’t save money on public works projects via @nwi https://t.co/rYJoOHeMLA

— Indiana AFL-CIO (@INAFLCIO) February 3, 2018

Iowa Federation of Labor:

Message of the Day—America Needs Paid Leave https://t.co/q1s3ecsZxb

— Iowa AFL-CIO (@IowaAFLCIO) February 5, 2018

Kansas State AFL-CIO:

Union leader responsibly speaks out to serve the interests of ALL! https://t.co/Id5VxNXD0h

— Kansas AFL-CIO (@KansasAFLCIO) January 30, 2018

Kentucky State AFL-CIO:

James DeWeese files to run for Kentucky State House District 50

“It was a great day in Frankfort yesterday,”… https://t.co/LLpXcxGnH0

— Kentucky AFL-CIO (@aflcioky) January 31, 2018

Maine AFL-CIO:

Amazing group of union members and allies at our 2018 Worker Candidate Training! Learning skills to run, win, and lead. #1u @AFLCIO #mepolitics pic.twitter.com/4avDaAxitA

— Maine AFL-CIO (@MEAFLCIO) January 27, 2018

Massachusetts AFL-CIO:

Freedom of state and local employees, retirees, and their families to select their health insurance provider has been reinstated! The #GICFail has been reversed. Thanks to everyone who raised their voices! #1u #WhenWeFightWeWin

— Massachusetts AFLCIO (@massaflcio) February 2, 2018

Michigan AFL-CIO:

“It’s a falsehood the president has peddled a few times in recent weeks.” https://t.co/qblPQTATKt

— Michigan AFL-CIO (@MIAFLCIO) January 31, 2018

Minnesota AFL-CIO:

Great @workdaymn video from last night’s #TasteofJustice Thank you to all who attended! https://t.co/1UAxrauEwE #KickHunger starts at home! #1u @FSB_Workers @BCTGM @NFLPA

— Minnesota AFL-CIO (@MNAFLCIO) February 4, 2018

Missouri AFL-CIO:

If #Trump is serious about bringing jobs back to this country, he needs to show it. So far, corporate America is still winning in the latest round of talks. #NAFTA https://t.co/9MlMJtR8xu

— Missouri AFL-CIO (@MOAFLCIO) February 2, 2018

Montana AFL-CIO:

The maker of Huggies and Kleenex is firing up to 5,500 workers — and it’s using Trump tax cuts to pay for the layoffs https://t.co/IettsZo37u via

— Montana AFL-CIO (@MTaflcio) January 29, 2018

New Jersey State AFL-CIO:

Be there on February 24th to stand up for our middle class values, a living wage, and the right to collectively bargain. Remember to wear your union colors and show your union pride. https://t.co/yq1P4Fd8ey pic.twitter.com/014YbJFqfA

— New Jersey AFL-CIO (@NJAFLCIO) February 5, 2018

New York State AFL-CIO:

Mario Cilento, pres. @NYSAFLCIO “Now, more than ever, getting a college education is key to reaching our full potential which will ultimately make our state even stronger. It is time we ensure this opportunity is available to all children and pass the DREAM Act.” pic.twitter.com/GX3xzMSC5o

— NYSAFLCIO (@NYSAFLCIO) February 5, 2018

North Carolina State AFL-CIO:

“Amidst rising inequality, our freedom to join together in unions is more important than ever.” – @marybemcmillan. Union membership holds steady in the South https://t.co/oLzhvAm6WR @facingsouth #1u #organizethesouth

— NC State AFL-CIO (@NCStateAFLCIO) February 5, 2018


Just another example of President siding with corporate interests over working people. It’s not bad enough he wants business owners to own tips workers earn, now he wants to hurt them even more when they need money for rent or groceries for their kids! https://t.co/CbMzuMFI8x

— Ohio AFL-CIO (@ohioaflcio) February 5, 2018

Oregon AFL-CIO:

The unions of the Oregon AFL-CIO are proud to stand behind @KateBrownForOR , whose remarks today were an example of the leadership and values our state needs now, more than ever. https://t.co/byxMIMMp0B #ORpol #ORleg #SOTS

— Oregon AFL-CIO (@OregonAFLCIO) February 5, 2018

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO:

Take it from this @Steelworker: Stop outsourcing our jobs! https://t.co/mb3wQaYYA0

— PA AFL-CIO (@PaAFL_CIO) February 5, 2018

Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council:

If it affects one of us, it affects all of us. https://t.co/IIXozezQu9

— Tennessee AFL-CIO (@tnaflcio) January 31, 2018

Texas AFL-CIO:

.@MontseTXAFLCIO proud support and blockwalk for @RepMaryGonzalez #TxLabor2018 pic.twitter.com/gGJsDKN7UR

— Texas AFL-CIO (@TexasAFLCIO) February 3, 2018

Virginia AFL-CIO:

Via @TheAtlantic There’s a Sexual-Harassment Epidemic on America’s Farms https://t.co/KyDFGMpzLu

— Virginia AFL-CIO (@Virginia_AFLCIO) January 31, 2018

Washington State Labor Council:

WSLC Executive Board honors Memphis AFSCME strikers with a moment of silence at 2:20 pm #IAM2018 pic.twitter.com/KXEV54pvvU

— WA State AFL-CIO (@WAAFLCIO) February 1, 2018

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO:

Kimberly-Clark Uses GOP Tax Break to Sucker Punch Wisconsin Workers, https://t.co/ZuzcQC8Aoe

— WI AFL-CIO (@wisaflcio) February 5, 2018

Kenneth Quinnell
Tue, 02/06/2018 – 14:00

Source: AFL-CIO

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