It Is Always About the People: In the States Roundup

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By Kenneth Quinnell

Cesar Chavez Day

It Is Always About the People: In the States Roundup

California Labor Federation

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.

Arkansas AFL-CIO:

Say whaaaaat?! This is great news, right? This means the #arleg won’t vote to cap WC benefits next session, correct? We certainly hope so. *crosses fingers* *takes a picture of post* #arlabor #1u @ARlaborradio @aryoungworkers @arlaborwomen

— Arkansas AFL-CIO (@ArkansasAFLCIO) March 28, 2018

California Labor Federation:

Every day we organize and fight for working people, we honor the legacy of #CesarChavez. We’ll never stop. Rest in Power, Cesar ✊ #1u #UnionStrong #CesarChavezDay

— California Labor Federation (@CaliforniaLabor) March 30, 2018

Colorado AFL-CIO:

SB171 would define Colorado workers as independent contractors instead of employees while lining the pockets of billion-dollar corporations like Uber and Handy. Call your State Rep. & tell them to vote NO on SB171! #GoodJobsNOW #coleg

— Colorado AFL-CIO (@AFLCIOCO) March 27, 2018

Connecticut AFL-CIO:

#ImStickingWithTheUnion #1u

— Connecticut AFL-CIO (@ConnAFLCIO) March 28, 2018

Florida AFL-CIO:

“Despite these needs, a $3 billion budget surplus helped fuel a $171 million, election-year tax-cut package, approved by lawmakers as one of their last tasks before adjourning the 2018 session last week.”

— Florida AFL-CIO (@FLAFLCIO) March 19, 2018

Georgia AFL-CIO:

For gig economy workers in these states, rights are at risk via @CNNMoney Tell your State Sen NO on #HB789

— AFL-CIO Georgia (@AFLCIOGeorgia) March 21, 2018

Indiana State AFL-CIO:

The relationship between you and your employers is not one of equals…being in a union fixes the imbalance #1U

— Indiana AFL-CIO (@INAFLCIO) April 1, 2018

Iowa Federation of Labor:

Workers accuse Trump administration, DeVos of union-busting

— Iowa AFL-CIO (@IowaAFLCIO) April 2, 2018

Kansas State AFL-CIO:

Working Families aim to even things up.

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

Kentucky State AFL-CIO:

Another organization promoting an assault on injured workers. Shame on you, Kentucky Realtors.

— Kentucky AFL-CIO (@aflcioky) April 1, 2018

Maine AFL-CIO:

Linda testified against @Governor_LePage‘s bill to give a tax cut to the top 1%. “Working people like myself would be better served by good health care and the chance to retire with dignity than more tax cuts for the wealthy.” – Linda, Livermore Falls #mepolitics @steelworkers

— Maine AFL-CIO (@MEAFLCIO) March 16, 2018

Massachusetts AFL-CIO:

Great victory for working people in Lynn last night! #1u Lynn council votes to penalize contractors who violate state labor laws – Itemlive : Itemlive via @itemlive

— Massachusetts AFLCIO (@massaflcio) March 28, 2018

Metro Washington (D.C.) Council AFL-CIO:

“Hell no!” to contract takeaways, say Ed Dept employees #afge

— MetroDCLaborCouncil (@DCLabor) March 28, 2018

Michigan AFL-CIO:

“Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan would make working people pay more, sell off our roads and bridges to corporations and rich investors, and leave the rest of us behind.” @jimananich @MISenDems @stateinnovation

— Michigan AFL-CIO (@MIAFLCIO) March 26, 2018

Minnesota AFL-CIO:

Minnesota IAM Local 623 Members Approve “Effects Agreement” at Closing Electrolux Plant via @workdaymn @MachinistsUnion #1u

— Minnesota AFL-CIO (@MNAFLCIO) April 1, 2018

Missouri AFL-CIO:

Some in the #moleg some want to pave the way for self-driving semi-trucks in Missouri. We say NO on #HB1295 and #SB861!

— Missouri AFL-CIO (@MOAFLCIO) March 31, 2018

New Jersey State AFL-CIO:

NJ AFL-CIO Sec. Treas. Laurel Brennan testifies on behalf of #EqualPay for equal work.

— New Jersey AFL-CIO (@NJAFLCIO) March 19, 2018

New Mexico AFL-CIO:

“Apprenticeships popular again as workers turn to trades” .@LaborFed4NM @AFLCIO

— NMFL (@LaborFed4NM) March 29, 2018

New York State AFL-CIO:

Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on Sexual Harassment Legislation Included in State Budget – New York is taking bold and decisive action against the scourge of sexual harassment in the workplace. Statement at

— NYSAFLCIO (@NYSAFLCIO) March 31, 2018

North Carolina AFL-CIO:

#OrganizeTheSouth: “Our stigma here is so bad in the South. Most people are ashamed to tell their neighbors that they are in a union,” he said. “And we actually want to change…

— NC State AFL-CIO (@NCStateAFLCIO) March 28, 2018


Thanks @ATUComm Pres. Jordan for fighting to keep Columbus moving forward & safe. We know a bus is nothing without us! Smart City or no, buses should have trained @AFLCIO drivers We can be hi-tech & keep our humanity as well!

— Ohio AFL-CIO (@ohioaflcio) April 1, 2018

Oklahoma State AFL-CIO:

Its important to know the numbers behind the budget crisis.

— Oklahoma AFL-CIO (@OK_AFL_CIO) March 23, 2018

Oregon AFL-CIO:

“Workers at a Burgerville in Southeast Portland said they plan to file for a federal union election, a move that could place employees of the fast-food franchise at the forefront of a national labor fight.” #1u #ORPOL

— Oregon AFL-CIO (@OregonAFLCIO) March 30, 2018

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO:

#WomensHistoryMonth – Thank you to the women who, despite the sweat on their brow, found ways to resist and organize. Thank you to the women who raised us—the women who raised America. And thank you to the women who still do.

— PA AFL-CIO (@PaAFL_CIO) March 29, 2018

Rhode Island AFL-CIO:

#FightFor15 #DPS #1u

— Rhode Island AFL-CIO (@riaflcio) March 22, 2018

South Carolina AFL-CIO:

Read and share

— SC AFL-CIO (@SCAFLCIO) March 29, 2018

Texas AFL-CIO:

We are ready for 2018 Citizenship Drive tomorrow at Dobie Middle School. We will be assisting eligible permanent resident with their naturalization applications! #1u #TxLabor #HazteCiudadano @AFLCIOLatino @Tefere_Gebre @lizshuler @RickTxAFLCIO @RichardTrumka

— Texas AFL-CIO (@TexasAFLCIO) March 30, 2018

Virginia AFL-CIO:

#1u “Game developers look to unions to fix the industry’s exploitative workplace culture”

— Virginia AFL-CIO (@Virginia_AFLCIO) March 26, 2018

Washington AFL-CIO:

Thank you, @GovInslee, @SenSaldana, @andybillig, and the many others who supported these historic bills! #waleg

— WA State AFL-CIO (@WAAFLCIO) March 20, 2018

West Virginia AFL-CIO:

“We’re seeing a great field of pro-working family candidates in 2018.” WV AFL-CIO Endorses Candidates in 2018 Primary Election: #wvpol

— West Virginia AFLCIO (@WestVirginiaAFL) March 26, 2018

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO:

VOTE VOTE VOTE! Record-breaking voter turnout possible for election Tuesday, based on early voting numbers,

— WI AFL-CIO (@wisaflcio) April 1, 2018

Kenneth Quinnell
Mon, 04/02/2018 – 10:15

Source: AFL-CIO

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