Responding to Harvey and Irma: What Working People Are Doing This Week

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By Kenneth Quinnell Responding to Harvey and Irma: 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.

Actors’ Equity:

We remember and honor those we lost, today and always. #NeverForget

— Actors’ Equity (@ActorsEquity) September 11, 2017


AFGE activists are among the thousands of union members supporting victims of #Harvey and #Irma. #1u #HarveyRelief

— AFGE (@AFGENational) September 12, 2017


AFSCME members helped Floridians cope with #HurricaneIrma & are ready to assist communities recover from the storm.

— AFSCME (@AFSCME) September 11, 2017


#Harvey and #Irma remind us of the long-lasting impact of disaster and trauma on kids.

— AFT (@AFTunion) September 12, 2017

Air Line Pilots Association:

Pilots, ALPA’s P4P fund provides members with emergency financial relief. Apply here for assistance: #hurricaneimra

— ALPA (@WeAreALPA) September 12, 2017

Alliance for Retired Americans:

Next #NAFTA talks set for Sep. 23-27 in Canada. We need an agreement that benefits Americans, not a #TPP look-alike.

— Alliance Retirees (@ActiveRetirees) September 11, 2017

Amalgamated Transit Union:

#Detroit Bus Drivers Expose Deplorable Working Conditions: Rodents, Bed Bugs, Spitting And Assaults #publictransit

— ATU, Transit Union (@ATUComm) September 12, 2017

American Federation of Musicians:

All of us deserve the freedom to join unions & right to work laws take away that freedom. Go Canada! via @slate

— Amer. Fed. Musicians (@The_AFM) September 7, 2017

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance:

Please donate to emergency funds for the undocumented community in the #DMV: @APALADC

— APALA (@APALAnational) September 11, 2017

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA:

Our heroes on those 4 fateful flights acted as first responders. Today highlights the tremendous bravery of Flight Attendants. #NeverForget

— AFA-CWA (@afa_cwa) September 11, 2017

Aviation Safety Specialists:

PASS members look out for one another. Thanks @Douglas_Lowe_13, ChapFL1. Fed employees on the job during #Irma2017 @PASSRegionII @FAANews

— PASS (@PASSNational) September 9, 2017


BAC joined brothers and sisters from @LCLAA and @AFLCIO to #defendDACA. #HereToStay

— Bricklayers Union (@IUBAC) September 7, 2017

North America’s Building Trades Unions:

Preach, John. PRRREEEAAACH!!!

— The Building Trades (@BldgTrdsUnions) September 11, 2017

California School Employees Association:

Dreamers contribute to our economy, our diversity and our growth as a society. @CSEA_Now will protect all students:

— CSEA (@CSEA_Now) September 5, 2017

Communications Workers of America:

CWAers at @ATT are at the #AppleEvent to stand up for a fair contract & fight against layoffs & offshoring. #1u

— CWA (@CWAUnion) September 12, 2017

CWA Printing Sector:

The devastation of these storms will affect many. Here is one CWA members home in Houston. See below to find out…

— CWA Printing Sector (@CWAPrintingSect) September 11, 2017

Department for Professional Employees:

Unions of professionals are standing with Houston and supporting the relief effort. #1u #HarveyRelief

— DPE (@DPEaflcio) September 10, 2017

Electrical Workers:

#IBEW linemen race to restore power in #Irma ‘s wake

— IBEW (@IBEW) September 12, 2017

Farm Labor Organizing Committee:

At #FLOC50 Farmworker convention in Toledo youth/young adult program “Homies” teaches human rights & skills for leadership!! @SupportFLOC

— Sharon Stanley-Rea (@StanleyRea) September 9, 2017

Fire Fighters:

#IAFF staff has established operations @CapeFireL2424 to help with #Irma Relief efforts in Florida #IAFFRelief

— IAFF (@IAFFNewsDesk) September 12, 2017


Members of Iron Workers Local 46 (Springfield, IL) help build 9/11 memorial #September11

— Ironworkers. (@TheIronworkers) September 11, 2017

Jobs with Justice:

Troubling news: the #wagegap continues to widen between black and white men. #BlackWorkMatters

— Jobs With Justice (@jwjnational) September 12, 2017


#Infrastructure priorities in the wake of #HurricaneIrma #RebuildRenew

— LIUNA (@LIUNA) September 11, 2017


“If there is someone that has the elements & tools to fight back, it is Labor & it is #LCLAA” – @Hesanche LCLAA Executive Director #LCLAA45

— LCLAA (@LCLAA) September 8, 2017


A look inside the events of #September11th from the eyes of @MachinistsUnion members. #1u

Our documentary:

— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) September 11, 2017

Metal Trades Department:

Working People at Their Best as Hurricane Harvey Delivers Havoc in Major Portions of Texas; Here’s One Way to Help

— Metal Trades Dept. (@metaltradesafl) September 10, 2017

Musical Artists:

To those affected by #HurricaneHarvey & #HurricaneIrma the #AGMAReliefFund can help w/ emergency assistance

— AGMA (@AGMusicalArtist) September 10, 2017

National Air Traffic Controllers Association:

Over the weekend #NATCA volunteers worked with @AARPcares to #EndSeniorHunger with a goal of 1.5M meals! Ready. Set. Pack! 📦❤️@NATCAevp

— NATCA (@NATCA) September 11, 2017

National Association of Letter Carriers:

Bring strength to life. Help @MDAnews reach its goal for #MuscleWalks across the US by registering for a fall event:

— Letter Carriers (@NALC_National) September 6, 2017

National Domestic Workers Alliance:

Big hug and TY to everyone who has participated in @WomenBelong #MomsResist fast!

— Domestic Workers (@domesticworkers) September 8, 2017

National Guestworker Alliance:

#DACA cancellation continues Trump’s politics of hatred & white supremacy – and we will #resist #heretostay

— GuestworkerAlliance (@NGAdignity) September 5, 2017

National Nurses United:

Press Release: RN Response Network to Deploy Additional Nurse Volunteers to Houston Post-Hurricane #Harvey

— NationalNursesUnited (@NationalNurses) September 8, 2017

National Taxi Workers Alliance:

ACT for America’s anti-Muslim campaign is anti-American. #CounterACTHate with us here:

— NY Taxi Workers (@NYTWA) September 11, 2017

The NewsGuild-CWA:

Freelancers are interested in what a union can do for them. More and more places are using & abusing journalists who #freelance. #EIJ17

— NewsGuild (@news_guild) September 8, 2017

NFL Players Association:

ICYMI: @JJWatt of @HoustonTexans won Week 0 #CommunityMVP for raising over $30 million for Hurricane Harvey victims

— NFLPA (@NFLPA) September 11, 2017

Painters and Allied Trades:

Support & talking about mental health & raising awareness all help to end the mental health stigma @NAMICommunicate

— GoIUPAT (@GoIUPAT) September 8, 2017


We’re out campaigning for @NYCCouncil candidates across #nyc 4 the #nycprimary we’ll be posting photos here all day! 1st up @DianaAyala2017

— RWDSU (@RWDSU) September 12, 2017


Click the link for information on the fund and how #sagaftramembers can receive assistance: #HurricaneHarvey

— SAG-AFTRA (@sagaftra) September 11, 2017

School Administrators:

Chance the Rapper announced that his nonprofit organization has raised $2.2 million for #Chicago schools.

— AFSA Leadership (@AFSAUnion) September 10, 2017


Solidarity Center:

Cotton harvest begins in #Uzbekistan. Guess who’s being forced into the fields this year! #rights @cottoncampaign

— Solidarity Center (@SolidarityCntr) September 12, 2017

Theatrical Stage Employees:

The #IATSE has donated another $10,000 for financial assistance to members affected by #HurricaneIrma:

— IATSE (@IATSE) September 11, 2017

Transport Workers:

#Irma has caused 12,500 flight cancellations, and there are more to come: #1u

— TWU (@transportworker) September 11, 2017

Transportation Trades Department:

These @Uber & @Lyft drivers deserve their chance at fair pay and representation on the job. #1u

— Transp. Trades Dept. (@TTDAFLCIO) September 12, 2017


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— UAW (@UAW) September 11, 2017

United Food and Commercial Workers:

It’s time for the broader Democratic Party to embrace this lesson. @thenation

— UFCW (@UFCW) September 12, 2017

Union Label and Service Trades Department:

Union members in Texas helping those affected by Harvey. #solidarity #1u

— Union Label Dept. (@ULSTD_AFLCIO) September 11, 2017

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance:

Union Veterans Council:

If you have put your life on the line for your country, you should not worry about being deported #DefendDACA Defend our DACA VETS

— UnionVeteransCouncil (@unionveterans) September 6, 2017


#BREAKING: pro-pharma transparency bill #SB17 has passed out of the CA Assembly. #ONWARD to the Governor’s desk!

— UNITE HERE (@unitehere) September 12, 2017

United Steelworkers:

Pls chip in for members in the Caribbean & across the South are hurting from hurricanes:

— United Steelworkers (@steelworkers) September 12, 2017

United Students Against Sweatshops:

Why do our universities continue to preach Liberalism while refusing to allow democratic rights to workers?

— USAS (@USAS) September 11, 2017

Working America:

The clock is ticking on DACA. Here’s how young immigrants and their advocates are fighting back. #DefendDACA

— Working America (@WorkingAmerica) September 11, 2017

Writers Guild of America, East:

We stand with #IBEWLocal3‘s 1,700 @GetSpectrum workers from NY & NJ who are on strike because the company wants to cut their benefits #1u

— Writers Guild East (@WGAEast) September 10, 2017

Kenneth Quinnell
Tue, 09/12/2017 – 10:26

Source: AFL-CIO

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