Preparing for the Future: What Working People Are Doing This Week

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By Kenneth Quinnell Preparing for the Future: What Working People Are Doing This Week

Welcome to our regular feature, a look at what the various AFL-CIO unions and other working family organizations are doing across the country and beyond. The labor movement is big and active—here’s a look at the broad range of activities we’re engaged in this week.

A. Philip Randolph Institute:

APRI youth addressing topics as such #BlackLivesMatter #blackcommunities #LGBTLeaders #StayWoke #APRINEC17 pic.twitter.com/sPTJBrOcFN

— APRI National (DC) (@APRI_National) August 4, 2017

Actors’ Equity Association:

.@AEAPresident Kate Shindle: Why I’m Voting to Make #EquityStrong pic.twitter.com/uVEMLjt0aF

— Actors’ Equity (@ActorsEquity) July 31, 2017

AFGE:

.@AFGELocal3911 wants you to tell them why you don’t want to see the EPA dismantled. #LL2EPA #1u https://t.co/17ClLTDAje pic.twitter.com/ieENOaC0uq

— AFGE (@AFGENational) August 8, 2017

AFSCME:

EPA Alumni Assoc. launches Job Center for current & former employees, esp. in light of anticip. cuts. Check it out: https://t.co/PMaEHUZcc2 pic.twitter.com/M6nrYlZioZ

— AFSCME (@AFSCME) August 8, 2017

AFT:

On Vouchers, the Evidence Is In—And It’s Not Good, via @PeopleFor‘s @PeteMont https://t.co/bgjPZevfxk

— AFT (@AFTunion) August 8, 2017

Air Line Pilots:

Pilot Asks Congress, ‘Why Change What Is Working?’ https://t.co/Oca26W7oi3 #keepflyingsafe pic.twitter.com/4S0twRZnMl

— ALPA (@WeAreALPA) August 8, 2017

Alliance for Retired Americans:

Many people suffering from opioid addiction are covered under #Medicaid. Cutting it would only hurt those people more. #SaveMedicaid https://t.co/Lftyb9CG81

— Alliance Retirees (@ActiveRetirees) August 8, 2017

American Federation of Musicians:

Sarah Jarosz, Proud #UnionMusician, on Performing With Her Heroes https://t.co/9SqpKAaytj #Proud #UnionMusician via @The_AFM

— Amer. Fed. Musicians (@The_AFM) August 8, 2017

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance:

Can’t wait to hear from Cindy Domingo of LELO at #APALAat25! Join us and so many more –> https://t.co/wYPoTwclrv! #1uAAPI pic.twitter.com/NiKnQ0L6ty

— APALA (@APALAnational) August 8, 2017

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA:

W/ 70+ yrs experience in aviation, @afa_cwa members know the realities of the aircraft cabin. We don’t just serve drinks. We save lives. #1u pic.twitter.com/T1qVCgbDMw

— AFA-CWA (@afa_cwa) August 4, 2017

Aviation Safety Specialists:

Listen as @RepRussell tells @MedvedSHOW why Americans should @opposeATCprivatization https://t.co/38mLynjce3 Thanks, @AviationAcrAmer

— PASS (@PASSNational) August 4, 2017

Bricklayers:

BAC delegates joining brothers & sisters at the @APRI_National conf. to explore opportunities to advocate social & economic justice for all! pic.twitter.com/iv7REQ1ugl

— Bricklayers Union (@IUBAC) August 7, 2017

Building and Construction Trades Department:

“And now we have how many thousands and thousands of East European workers working here, and they’re abused, too? https://t.co/caUFfAVp80

— The Building Trades (@BldgTrdsUnions) August 4, 2017

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists:

Yes, and it’s time for the players union to take action on @Kaepernick7 behalf. An injury to one is an injury to ALL. #NoKaepernickNoNFL https://t.co/OWZlGSfY4A

— CBTU (@CBTU72) August 7, 2017

Communications Workers of America:

New member alert! Employees at Real News Network, a nonprofit news organization, joined @news_guild! Welcome to the CWA family #1u pic.twitter.com/UhTDBLJonP

— CWA (@CWAUnion) August 8, 2017

Department for Professional Employees:

If you want to see more examples of how unions improve workplaces for professionals, check out our fact sheet #1u https://t.co/amKpitEyp6

— DPE (@DPEaflcio) August 4, 2017

Electrical Workers:

How the #IBEW is growing members and winning work – even before the job starts https://t.co/Q82vMDUNUB

— IBEW (@IBEW) August 8, 2017

Fire Fighters:

Post-Traumatic Stress affects #firefighters and paramedics at double the rate of the general population #IAFFRedmond17

— IAFF (@IAFFNewsDesk) August 8, 2017

Ironworkers:

RT @GlaryRandy https://t.co/q2UqMG4Po7

— Ironworkers. (@TheIronworkers) August 3, 2017

Jobs with Justice:

Food delivery companies need to stop taking a slice out of their drivers’ wages. https://t.co/T0XP0hLvVv #wagetheft via @LisaFickenscher

— Jobs With Justice (@jwjnational) August 8, 2017

Laborers:

#Unions offer specialized workforce for large #construction projects @LECETsouthwest https://t.co/2DGxX9NKqi

— LIUNA (@LIUNA) August 8, 2017

LCLAA:

Our Latino Worker Conference & 45th Anniversary Celebration is in one month! Have u registered? If not, go here: https://t.co/lIBYMF1KeO

— LCLAA (@LCLAA) August 7, 2017

Machinists:

Dear Chicago @Mechanics701 Auto Mechanics,

We stand with you! ✊🏽

— Machinist Retirees #1u pic.twitter.com/suqKqki499

— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) August 3, 2017

Metal Trades:

It’s time to register for the Metal Trades Department Annual Conference https://t.co/AEXqyBGJZM

— Metal Trades Dept. (@metaltradesafl) August 4, 2017

Musical Artists:

Confronting bias in dance criticism https://t.co/NEFBTYXM7P

— AGMA (@AGMusicalArtist) August 8, 2017

National Air Traffic Controllers Association:

More than 100 #ATC trainees attended #NATCA‘s Q&A in July. Stay tuned for details on the next OKC Q&A session on August 29! pic.twitter.com/E8cRiRkNPi

— NATCA (@NATCA) August 8, 2017

National Association of Letter Carriers:

New NALC-USPS contract is ratified:

🔗 https://t.co/OoCIeok7P3 pic.twitter.com/BO6M1CmMLn

— Letter Carriers (@NALC_National) August 7, 2017

National Day Laborer Organizing Network:

The @ACLU Is Investigating Whether States Are Colluding With Sessions To End DACA https://t.co/sI5hwytYEq

— NDLON (@NDLON) August 8, 2017

National Domestic Workers Alliance:

We stand w #SarahRoe as Virginia Federal Court holds her American diplomat traffickers accountable #BeyondSurvival https://t.co/HZTTA22Rr9

— Domestic Workers (@domesticworkers) August 8, 2017

National Guestworker Alliance:

With threats, intimidation, and racism, @Nissan stalls autoworkers’ drive to join in union. https://t.co/8OoV2kBZw3 #1u

— GuestworkerAlliance (@NGAdignity) August 8, 2017

National Nurses United:

RNs won’t stop fighting until ALL of their patients have healthcare! #Medicare4All pic.twitter.com/PHyCBUDkPV

— NationalNursesUnited (@NationalNurses) August 7, 2017

National Taxi Workers Alliance:

Yesterday, NYTWA members joined NYC building trades to protest unsafe conditions @Gilbane construction site where driver was injured. pic.twitter.com/e0I89x3cUZ

— NY Taxi Workers (@NYTWA) August 4, 2017

News Guild:

CWA voted unanimously to support the #Right2Report & the people’s right to know, after impassioned speeches by John Hill & @NolanRosenkrans pic.twitter.com/Yhj65pgsPy

— NewsGuild (@news_guild) August 8, 2017

NFL Players Association:

Our newest partnership with @FisherHouseFdtn allows us to continue helping military families. Full release: https://t.co/Dpn5uoiONX pic.twitter.com/mx5ArOeMh1

— NFLPA (@NFLPA) August 7, 2017

Painters and Allied Trades:

“We must ensure that private [infrastructure] investment is not used as an excuse to undercut working people…” https://t.co/pzOj3Oact2

— GoIUPAT (@GoIUPAT) August 2, 2017

Pride At Work:

Unions have been making sure that POC and LGBTQ ppl get equal pay for equal work for generations! Black women know this #blackwomensequalpay https://t.co/Xb90MqaMGw

— Pride at Work (@PrideatWork) July 31, 2017

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers:

Union values will defeat hate. pic.twitter.com/Qb7IAbyUAh

— RWDSU (@RWDSU) August 2, 2017

SAG-AFTRA:

SAG-AFTRA Members Vote to Approve 2017 TV/Theatrical Contracts. Click the link to read more: https://t.co/2aCogHHoz7 pic.twitter.com/6outntmPHC

— SAG-AFTRA NEWS (@sagaftranews) August 8, 2017

School Administrators:

Puerto Rico is set to close 179 of its schools due to an economic crisis—the largest mass closure in its history. https://t.co/w8YYrRCQHn pic.twitter.com/fPJ0oSaIlu

— AFSA Leadership (@AFSAUnion) August 7, 2017

Solidarity Center:

“Future trade negotiations must put achieving #genderequality on agenda & include gender-transformative provisions” https://t.co/A23JQz9U5P

— Solidarity Center (@SolidarityCntr) August 8, 2017

Transport Workers:

Check out Pres. John Samuelsen explain why Mayor de Blasio should take responsibility for the #SummerOfHell crisis: https://t.co/IpAmub0dzs

— TWU (@transportworker) August 3, 2017

Transportation Trades Department:

“When your workplace is 30,000 feet above the ground, you can’t step outside for a breath of fresh air.” https://t.co/omgEWVA2AO

— Transp. Trades Dept. (@TTDAFLCIO) August 8, 2017

UAW:

Check out this new blog post from https://t.co/Gt7c4AEmb0! Facts About UAW Strength in the South https://t.co/IBSGPHsVRa

— UAW (@UAW) August 7, 2017

UFCW:

A true hero! MT @UFCWLocal328: Local 328 member & union steward Michelle Sheehan-Pimental donated a life-saving gift https://t.co/AYIxeA7trA

— UFCW (@UFCW) August 8, 2017

Union Label and Service Trades:

Lipton Tea is now union-made by UFCW members. https://t.co/GDfYQF9J1O

— Union Label Dept. (@ULSTD_AFLCIO) August 2, 2017

UNITE HERE:

#UNITEHERE Members in California are calling on #caleg assembly to vote YES on #SB17. @Evan_Low @AsmMikeGipson @CBakerAD16 @AsmMarcBerman pic.twitter.com/SueAxnO4aG

— UNITE HERE (@unitehere) August 8, 2017

United Steelworkers:

USW President’s blog, “Workers Need Better Trade Deals, Not More Talk,” is up! Read it, here: https://t.co/3dMLfAZ9as #USWWorks

— United Steelworkers (@steelworkers) August 8, 2017

United Students Against Sweatshops:

⚡️ “2017 Global Day of Action Against Nike” by @USAShttps://t.co/u0M7Gn0m4o

— USAS (@USAS) August 1, 2017

Working America:

Minimum wage: What it costs — in hours — to buy these basic necessities #raisethewage https://t.co/iIr1Qxwzer

— Working America (@WorkingAmerica) August 8, 2017

Writers Guild of America, East:

Breaking: Writers Guild Awards Add New Category Recognizing Digital Newshttps://t.co/qICmCOtWte pic.twitter.com/rFnFuOXarj

— Writers Guild East (@WGAEast) August 2, 2017

Kenneth Quinnell
Thu, 08/10/2017 – 14:16

Source: AFL-CIO

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