Strong as Hell: In the States Roundup

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By Kenneth Quinnell Strong as Hell: In the States Roundup

It’s time once again to take a look at the battles for the rights 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 labor councils on Twitter.

Alaska AFL-CIO:

The Alaska AFL-CIO supports .@NissanUSA workers in their fight to organize. #DoBetterNissan #1u

— Alaska AFL-CIO (@AKAFLCIO) August 3, 2017

Arizona AFL-CIO:

There’s good news coming out of Tucson. Contract aircraft-maintenance workers employed by DynCorp International…

— Arizona AFL-CIO (@ArizonaAFLCIO) July 28, 2017

Arkansas AFL-CIO:

Arkansans should not remain the cheap labor hub of the country. We deserve better. #1u #arkansaslabor #arpx

— Arkansas AFL-CIO (@ArkansasAFLCIO) August 1, 2017

California Labor Federation:

One month till our favorite holiday: #LaborDay2017! Celebrate working people at an event near you! Find one at

— California Labor (@CaliforniaLabor) August 4, 2017

Colorado AFL-CIO:

Black women in the labor movement are #strongashell and deserve equal pay for equal work #BlackWomensEqualPayDay

— Colorado AFL-CIO (@AFLCIOCO) July 31, 2017

Connecticut AFL-CIO:

State Rep. Mike D’Agostino: Our state employees have done their part, now it’s time for us to do ours. @AFTCT @c4mc

— Connecticut AFL-CIO (@ConnAFLCIO) July 31, 2017

Georgia AFL-CIO:

Demand @Nissan respect everyone’s right unionize ,have democracy @ work. Sign the petition: #1u #organizethesouth

— AFL-CIO Georgia (@AFLCIOGeorgia) August 2, 2017

Idaho AFL-CIO:

.@USTradeRep If NAFTA is going to be renegotiated, it MUST put working people first via @AFLCIO #1u

— Idaho State AFL-CIO (@IdahoAFLCIO) July 28, 2017

Illinois AFL-CIO:

The pay gap for black women is extreme, only 63 cents on the dollar, costing each woman’s family more than $800,000 over her lifetime

— Illinois AFL-CIO (@ILAFLCIO) July 31, 2017

Indiana State AFL-CIO:

Teachers should NEVER have to pay out of pocket for supplies, especially when they are underpaid as is. #1uTeachers

— Indiana AFL-CIO (@INAFLCIO) August 1, 2017

Iowa Federation of Labor:

Leveraging the Power of Black Women – Center for American Progress

— Iowa AFL-CIO (@IowaAFLCIO) August 7, 2017

Kansas State AFL-CIO:

KOSE and lawmakers alike speak out to the urgent dangers facing Correction Officers and call for action.

— Kansas AFL-CIO (@KansasAFLCIO) August 2, 2017

Kentucky State AFL-CIO:

Check out our partners at Kentucky Together, as we work to ensure that “tax reform” in KY works for working…

— Kentucky AFL-CIO (@aflcioky) August 2, 2017

Massachusetts AFL-CIO:

It’s #BlackWomensEqualPay Day! Hey Congress: we need tools & solutions to close the gender #paygap NOW!

— Massachusetts AFLCIO (@massaflcio) July 31, 2017

Michigan AFL-CIO:

This looks like a smart plan to fighting outsourcing and help Michigan manufacturers and workers compete

— Michigan AFL-CIO (@MIAFLCIO) August 2, 2017

Minnesota AFL-CIO:

Workers Remember the I-35W Bridge Collapse, Fight for Change

— Minnesota AFL-CIO (@MNAFLCIO) August 7, 2017

Missouri AFL-CIO:

Union members providing some light for America’s favorite past time.

— Missouri AFL-CIO (@MOAFLCIO) August 6, 2017

Montana AFL-CIO:

Don’t buy into the Family Foundation’s bigotry and fear mongering. #mtpol #No183 #dontsign

— Montana AFL-CIO (@MTaflcio) August 2, 2017

Nevada State AFL-CIO:

Exec Sec Treasurer Rusty McAllister calling on NV labor, community, and activists to keep up the fight on campaign to #ProtectOurCare

— Nevada State AFL-CIO (@NVAFLCIO) July 29, 2017

New Hampshire AFL-CIO:

Our @PresBrackett & @evergreen707 presenting @NHAFLCIO #LindaHoranScholarship award prize to a young #laborwarrior! #NHLabor

— NewHampshire AFL-CIO (@NHAFLCIO) July 31, 2017

New York State AFL-CIO:

Wealthy lobbyists want to control the state of New York. You can stop it from happening. #VoteNoNY

— VoteNoNY (@VoteNoNY) July 31, 2017

North Carolina State AFL-CIO:

What does labor want?

— NC State AFL-CIO (@NCStateAFLCIO) August 4, 2017


Thanks @dscc & @SenSherrodBrown for sponsoring “Medicare at 55 Act” & advancing real solutions to fixing healthcare

— Ohio AFL-CIO (@ohioaflcio) August 4, 2017

Oregon AFL-CIO:

Labor can go on the offensive, as proven by the 2017 Oregon Legislature

— Oregon AFL-CIO (@OregonAFLCIO) August 4, 2017

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO:

I have stood w/ @CWAUnion members on the Verizon & ATT picket lines in their fight for fairness! @GovernorTomWolf #CWAStrong #CWA2017 #1u

— PA AFL-CIO (@PaAFL_CIO) August 7, 2017

Virginia AFL-CIO:

Real #WomenWhoWork : The home health aide supporting her family on less than $20k/year.

— Virginia AFL-CIO (@Virginia_AFLCIO) August 3, 2017

Washington State Labor Council:

Thank you for your principled opposition, Sen. Murray.

— WA State AFL-CIO (@WAAFLCIO) August 2, 2017

West Virginia AFL-CIO:

A statement on behalf of the WV AFL-CIO Executive Board regarding @WVGovernor #wvpol #wvgov

— West Virginia AFLCIO (@WestVirginiaAFL) August 4, 2017

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO:

WPR: WI AFL-CIO tells Assembly committee Foxconn incentive deal “lacks guarantees related to working conditions”

— WI AFL-CIO (@wisaflcio) August 4, 2017

Kenneth Quinnell
Tue, 08/08/2017 – 09:36

Source: AFL-CIO

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