Priorities for the New Year: In the States Roundup

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By Kenneth Quinnell Priorities for the New Year: In the States Roundup

It’s time once again to take a look at the battles for the freedoms of working families in the states. Here is what the unions in the states are talking about this week. Click on any of the links to follow the state federations and central labor councils on Twitter.

Arizona AFL-CIO:

Congratulations Arizona! Because of voter’s decision to increase the Minimum Wage our lowest paid employees just…

— Arizona AFL-CIO (@ArizonaAFLCIO) January 2, 2018

Arkansas AFL-CIO:

We are ready for 2018! We hope that 2018 brings everyone opportunity, occupational safety and health! #1u #safejobs #arkansaslabor #freedomtoorganize

— Arkansas AFL-CIO (@ArkansasAFLCIO) January 4, 2018

California Labor Federation:

Powerful message from @latguild sisters and brothers ✊ Sending solidarity for their historic vote today #UnionYES #1u

— California Labor (@CaliforniaLabor) January 4, 2018

Colorado AFL-CIO:

RT and help spread the word about our 2018 Legislative Priorities Roll Out on Monday, January 8th #Solidarity

— Colorado AFL-CIO (@AFLCIOCO) January 3, 2018

Connecticut AFL-CIO (retweet):

Join #union members in demanding electeds make #NewYearsResolution to embrace truly #FairShareBudgetCT approach, not more failed policies that shift burden onto to #WorkingFamilies‘ backs: @AFT_PE

— AFT Connecticut (@AFTCT) January 2, 2018

Florida AFL-CIO:

Story via @PNS_News – We’re ready to fight back. Take action with us every week of session by signing up for legislative alerts on our website:

— Florida AFL-CIO (@FLAFLCIO) January 2, 2018

Idaho State AFL-CIO (retweet):

Thank you once again to all the hardworking men and women in our union family who made the holidays happen for so many people, as they will continue to do throughout the year! Wishing you all a happy new year and wonderful 2018.

— UFCW (@UFCW) January 2, 2018

Illinois AFL-CIO (retweet):

Got #NewYearsResolutions for better work life balance? Might we suggest a union:

— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) December 28, 2017

Indiana State AFL-CIO:

A Woman’s Place Is in Her Union #1u #unionstrong

— Indiana AFL-CIO (@INAFLCIO) January 4, 2018

Iowa Federation of Labor:

Iowa lawmakers, do your jobs and fix Medicaid problems

— Iowa AFL-CIO (@IowaAFLCIO) January 4, 2018

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

Have you heard ‘(1/3/2018) Farmers unite; Horace Greeley’ by Union City Radio on #SoundCloud? #np

— MetroDCLaborCouncil (@DCLabor) January 3, 2018

Michigan AFL-CIO:

“From a business perspective, the prevailing wage is a proven tool to retain qualified workers on Michigan’s public projects and entice new recruits into the trades.” -Barton Malow VP

— Michigan AFL-CIO (@MIAFLCIO) January 4, 2018

Minnesota AFL-CIO:

Minneapolis school custodians file for union election (via @workdaymn) @SEIULocal284 @seiumn #1u

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

Missouri AFL-CIO:

“The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries reports there were 5,190 workplace fatalities in 2016, a seven percent increase from 2015, and notes that opioid-related deaths are on the rise in the workplace.”

— Missouri AFL-CIO (@MOAFLCIO) January 3, 2018

New Hampshire AFL-CIO:

.@DonnaSoucy speaking in opposition to #SB84 & standing up for #NHWorkingFamilies. @daninnis Amendment changes NH labor law & takes power away from employees & gives it to the corporations and employers! #nhpolitics

— NewHampshire AFL-CIO (@NHAFLCIO) January 3, 2018

New Jersey State AFL-CIO:

As we turn the page on 2017, we wanted to thank you for your solidarity and support and recognize our many collective achievements that have laid the foundation for a successful 2018.

— New Jersey AFL-CIO (@NJAFLCIO) December 29, 2017

New York State AFL-CIO:

Thank you to everyone working to keep us safe and warm! #UnionProud

— NYSAFLCIO (@NYSAFLCIO) January 4, 2018

North Carolina State AFL-CIO:

Thanks to the support of our affiliates and allies, North Carolina’s labor movement had much to celebrate about…

— NC State AFL-CIO (@NCStateAFLCIO) January 3, 2018

North Dakota AFL-CIO:

Protect our Pensions – Support The Butch-Lewis Act!
Write to @SenJohnHoeven , @SenJohnHoeven & @RepKevinCramer right here: #1u #NDPol

— North Dakota AFL-CIO (@NDAFLCIO) January 2, 2018


.@brigidekelly: State lawmakers should avoid any right-to-work proposal like the plague @AFLCIO

— Ohio AFL-CIO (@ohioaflcio) January 3, 2018

Oregon AFL-CIO:

300 prominent female actresses, agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives have formed an ambitious, sprawling initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood:

— Oregon AFL-CIO (@OregonAFLCIO) January 4, 2018

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO:

Working people saw victories in 2017, but we still have work to do.
Check out President Rick Bloomingdale’s…

— PA AFL-CIO (@PaAFL_CIO) January 4, 2018

South Carolina AFL-CIO:

Start saving your gas receipts tomorrow, share with members and family

— SC AFL-CIO (@SCAFLCIO) December 31, 2017

Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council:

What a way to kick off 2018! Great work, STAND UP Nashville, Central Labor Council of Nashville & Middle TN and…

— Tennessee AFL-CIO (@tnaflcio) January 3, 2018

Texas AFL-CIO:

Union sues AT&T on behalf of 50 laid off Austin, Bastrop employees

— Texas AFL-CIO (@TexasAFLCIO) January 4, 2018

Washington State Labor Council:

Today we announced our Shared Prosperity Agenda for the 2018 legislative session that begins Monday. Check it out: #1u #waleg

— WA State AFL-CIO (@WAAFLCIO) January 3, 2018

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO:

For 13 million workers, fighting the boss just got harder,

— WI AFL-CIO (@wisaflcio) January 2, 2018

Kenneth Quinnell
Thu, 01/04/2018 – 15:09

Source: AFL-CIO

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