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

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

Actors’ Equity Association:

.@AEAPresident Kate Shindle: Why I’m Voting to Make #EquityStrong

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


.@AFGELocal3911 wants you to tell them why you don’t want to see the EPA dismantled. #LL2EPA #1u

— AFGE (@AFGENational) August 8, 2017


EPA Alumni Assoc. launches Job Center for current & former employees, esp. in light of anticip. cuts. Check it out:

— AFSCME (@AFSCME) August 8, 2017


On Vouchers, the Evidence Is In—And It’s Not Good, via @PeopleFor‘s @PeteMont

— AFT (@AFTunion) August 8, 2017

Air Line Pilots:

Pilot Asks Congress, ‘Why Change What Is Working?’ #keepflyingsafe

— 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

— Alliance Retirees (@ActiveRetirees) August 8, 2017

American Federation of Musicians:

Sarah Jarosz, Proud #UnionMusician, on Performing With Her Heroes #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 –>! #1uAAPI

— 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

— AFA-CWA (@afa_cwa) August 4, 2017

Aviation Safety Specialists:

Listen as @RepRussell tells @MedvedSHOW why Americans should @opposeATCprivatization Thanks, @AviationAcrAmer

— PASS (@PASSNational) August 4, 2017


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

— 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?

— 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

— 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

— 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

— DPE (@DPEaflcio) August 4, 2017

Electrical Workers:

How the #IBEW is growing members and winning work – even before the job starts

— 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


RT @GlaryRandy

— Ironworkers. (@TheIronworkers) August 3, 2017

Jobs with Justice:

Food delivery companies need to stop taking a slice out of their drivers’ wages. #wagetheft via @LisaFickenscher

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


#Unions offer specialized workforce for large #construction projects @LECETsouthwest

— LIUNA (@LIUNA) August 8, 2017


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

— LCLAA (@LCLAA) August 7, 2017


Dear Chicago @Mechanics701 Auto Mechanics,

We stand with you! ✊🏽

— Machinist Retirees #1u

— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) August 3, 2017

Metal Trades:

It’s time to register for the Metal Trades Department Annual Conference

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

Musical Artists:

Confronting bias in dance criticism

— 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!

— NATCA (@NATCA) August 8, 2017

National Association of Letter Carriers:

New NALC-USPS contract is ratified:


— 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

— NDLON (@NDLON) August 8, 2017

National Domestic Workers Alliance:

We stand w #SarahRoe as Virginia Federal Court holds her American diplomat traffickers accountable #BeyondSurvival

— Domestic Workers (@domesticworkers) August 8, 2017

National Guestworker Alliance:

With threats, intimidation, and racism, @Nissan stalls autoworkers’ drive to join in union. #1u

— GuestworkerAlliance (@NGAdignity) August 8, 2017

National Nurses United:

RNs won’t stop fighting until ALL of their patients have healthcare! #Medicare4All

— 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.

— 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

— NewsGuild (@news_guild) August 8, 2017

NFL Players Association:

Our newest partnership with @FisherHouseFdtn allows us to continue helping military families. Full release:

— 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…”

— 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

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

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers:

Union values will defeat hate.

— RWDSU (@RWDSU) August 2, 2017


SAG-AFTRA Members Vote to Approve 2017 TV/Theatrical Contracts. Click the link to read more:

— 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.

— AFSA Leadership (@AFSAUnion) August 7, 2017

Solidarity Center:

“Future trade negotiations must put achieving #genderequality on agenda & include gender-transformative provisions”

— 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:

— 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.”

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


Check out this new blog post from! Facts About UAW Strength in the South

— UAW (@UAW) August 7, 2017


A true hero! MT @UFCWLocal328: Local 328 member & union steward Michelle Sheehan-Pimental donated a life-saving gift

— UFCW (@UFCW) August 8, 2017

Union Label and Service Trades:

Lipton Tea is now union-made by UFCW members.

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


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

— 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: #USWWorks

— United Steelworkers (@steelworkers) August 8, 2017

United Students Against Sweatshops:

⚡️ “2017 Global Day of Action Against Nike” by @USAS

— USAS (@USAS) August 1, 2017

Working America:

Minimum wage: What it costs — in hours — to buy these basic necessities #raisethewage

— Working America (@WorkingAmerica) August 8, 2017

Writers Guild of America, East:

Breaking: Writers Guild Awards Add New Category Recognizing Digital News

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

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

Source: AFL-CIO

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