Time for Solidarity: What Working People Are Doing This Week

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By Kenneth Quinnell Time for Solidarity: 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:

Happy Black History Month https://t.co/3U1gi7I6nM

— APRI National (DC) (@APRI_National) February 12, 2018


Privatizing the TSA workforce would be disastrous to the safety of the flying public and local economy. Tell @MCO to keep TSA Officers on the job: (407) 825-2032. #1u #SaveTSA pic.twitter.com/5mzILrUzpR

— AFGE (@AFGENational) February 20, 2018


Working people will be coming together and standing shoulder to shoulder in cities across the country on Saturday, February 24. Find a march, rally or other event near you at https://t.co/y2wt6yFd9j. pic.twitter.com/5MB0mMYAI1

— AFSCME (@AFSCME) February 15, 2018


Solidarity with these incredible students. Our country must value their lives over guns. https://t.co/SR6PlmpAbL

— AFT (@AFTunion) February 19, 2018

Air Line Pilots Association:

Martin Becomes First African-American Pilot for Major U.S. Airline: https://t.co/0sLg80LlCK #BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/Ejg4n7Z2h5

— ALPA (@WeAreALPA) February 16, 2018

Alliance for Retired Americans:

ATTENTION, seniors: despite President Trump’s campaign trail promises, his proposed budget will wreak havoc on your Medicare. https://t.co/ogMGe3stU8 pic.twitter.com/0x50OkXYqX

— Alliance Retirees (@ActiveRetirees) February 20, 2018

Amalgamated Transit Union:

Nashville: Honoring Elizabeth Duff, MTA’s first African American female bus driver https://t.co/OYp6NQnZWU #1u #BlackHistoryMonth #transit #publictransit

— ATU, Transit Union (@ATUComm) February 16, 2018

American Federation of Musicians:

“These are professional musicians — the best of the best,” Wheeler
says of the American Federation of Musicians union players.
https://t.co/DAS6Apj5FT via @variety

— Amer. Fed. Musicians (@The_AFM) February 16, 2018

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance:

On Feb 26, #SCOTUS will hear arguments in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a case brought by wealthy interests to further rig the economy against working people. Join thousands on Feb 24 to demand an end to the rigged economy & defend our freedoms. #UnrigtheSystem #ItsAboutFreedom

— APALA (@APALAnational) February 20, 2018

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA:

Robert “Bingo” Bingochea represents the best of us! And gave the public a good view into those early AM departures. “You make a big difference when you interact with people. People will remember you, either by what you did or what you didn’t do.” https://t.co/07xvf6k8MJ

— AFA-CWA (@afa_cwa) February 17, 2018

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists:

#BlackPantherMovie https://t.co/C27vkitTWO

— CBTU (@CBTU72) February 18, 2018

Coalition of Labor Union Women:

And a member of @CLUWNational@JoanneMSanders is a true pioneer for women’s rights and a fearless leader in the labor movement! We are proud to call her a sister in labor ✊🏼✊🏾✊🏿 #Sisterhood #1uStrongWomen #GlassCeilings https://t.co/XltoyyT6Ul

— Central Indiana CLUW (@CentralINCLUW) February 15, 2018

Communications Workers of America:

Are working families still going to get the $4000 raise that @realDonaldTrump promised though? https://t.co/IyFHHCX6HJ

— CWA (@CWAUnion) February 20, 2018

Department for Professional Employees:

Happy #eweek to all union engineering professionals, like those at Boeing who are members of @speea! #1u pic.twitter.com/xZWQoUIYN1

— DPE (@DPEaflcio) February 20, 2018

Electrical Workers:

NECA #IBEW electricians give back to Mahoning Valley https://t.co/zFEDA2wkZe

— IBEW (@IBEW) February 15, 2018

Fire Fighters:

Horry County must fix disparity in pay of #firefighter-paramedics, other public safety workers (editorial)https://t.co/HbY8C13duU

— IAFF (@IAFFNewsDesk) February 20, 2018

Heat and Frost Insulators:

When disease control matters, in medical facilities for doctors, nurses, visitors & patients, insulation matters. https://t.co/poXrkoAd0r

— Insulators Union (@InsulatorsUnion) February 19, 2018

International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers:

@IFPTE Celebrates Black History Month by highlighting the accomplishments of our very own members. See ESC/Local 20 memb Dr. Martha Burnett-Collins https://t.co/TlZp97hYfb & Local 400 membs Lateef Animashaun https://t.co/WskoSeL2jZ & Laverne Applegate https://t.co/16knD4XCNP #1u pic.twitter.com/2fMBB0CAKy

— IFPTE (@IFPTE) February 7, 2018


At the 2017 Women Build Nations Conference in Chicago last October, Outi Hicks was honored and the Ironworkers’ Union debuted their Be That One Guy campaign to end harassment and #workplaceviolence. #BeThatOneGuyhttps://t.co/qPR9F4VVq3

— Ironworkers. (@TheIronworkers) February 20, 2018

Jobs With Justice:

WATCH: When working people unite, we can do almost anything. Join with us on 2/24 as we protect our freedoms and fight back against the corporate CEOs and politicians who have rigged our economy against us. https://t.co/S5K4WYilXA #UnrigTheSystem #ItsAboutFreedom pic.twitter.com/D8izhhNX8t

— Jobs With Justice (@jwjnational) February 15, 2018


America needs a state of the art #infrastructure and #LIUNA is ready to build! pic.twitter.com/kWxNJV7YbT

— LIUNA (@LIUNA) February 20, 2018


“I’m sick of seeing our jobs disappear or turn into part-time work. … I am employing every resource necessary to assist Kansas City and our membership,” @IAMBobMartinez via @USATODAY @rbarrettJS #1u https://t.co/Tq2NWgN1pe

— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) February 19, 2018

Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association:

MEBA Sec Treas @bvlworks testified before Congressional @Transport Cmte on the State of the U.S. flag fleet. Thank you @Rep_Hunter @RepGaramendi Interested in watching: https://t.co/G1c8bMhveE pic.twitter.com/4tJbEIomPB

— M.E.B.A. (@MEBAUNION) January 18, 2018

Maritime Trades Department:

Crowley exec explains how cabotage law helped bring aid to beleaguered island – Jacksonville Business Journal https://t.co/XzIEjVZZsR

— MaritimeTrades (@Maritime_Trades) February 12, 2018

Metal Trades Department:

Amid Trump’s calls to cut funds for Handford, Rep. Newhouse says, “Now is not the time to jeopardize worker… https://t.co/9MdjVj7Ety

— Metal Trades Dept. (@metaltradesafl) February 16, 2018

Musical Artists:

We are extremely excited to announce the new AGMA logo! A great deal of time & effort has gone into creating this new design with you, the members, in mind. We hope you like the new logo as much as we do! Read more about the logo here: https://t.co/7M2nMvRk6x #MyAGMA pic.twitter.com/a14dwAgKAS

— AGMA (@AGMusicalArtist) February 14, 2018

National Air Traffic Controllers Association:

#NATCA celebrates #NationalEngineersWeek to honor our Union’s bargaining unit employees who help maintain & advance the NAS. Thank you to our engineering brothers & sisters who ensure we are able to safeguard the safest, most efficient NAS in the world. https://t.co/Qspko0Kt4U pic.twitter.com/fCK0GYo5Om

— NATCA (@NATCA) February 20, 2018

National Association of Letter Carriers:

Trump administration’s 2019 budget targets letter carriers and their families https://t.co/WsKAGZEhCR pic.twitter.com/nY2s5HbEgK

— Letter Carriers (@NALC_National) February 14, 2018

National Domestic Workers Alliance:

In just a few days, tens of thousands will gather in more than 20 cities across the country to revive Dr. King’s call for freedom and dignity at work. Learn how you can join: https://t.co/GZAvrQ5Ljo #UnrigtheSystem #ItsAboutFreedom pic.twitter.com/2Vd1TzmtRE

— Domestic Workers (@domesticworkers) February 20, 2018

National Nurses United:

Strong unions mean strong patient advocacy. https://t.co/Xc1djOAKI9 #Janus #1U

— NationalNursesUnited (@NationalNurses) February 19, 2018

National Taxi Workers Alliance:

“Welcome to the new economy: 21st century technology with a 19th century business model. No need to apply for full-time jobs, only poverty-level gigs available.”https://t.co/YwIKwIwB4W

— NY Taxi Workers (@NYTWA) February 20, 2018

The NewsGuild-CWA:

Physical assaults against newsgatherers have one ultimate purpose: to control what stories are told and who tells them. https://t.co/5dpf0YxTLe via @yahoosg

— NewsGuild (@news_guild) February 16, 2018

NFL Players Association:

In 1970, owners demanded that Mackey have players give up their right to ever negotiate preseason pay.
“You’re telling me that my grandchildren are going to be playing for the same amount that I’m playing for?!” he asked before crumbling up the paper

— NFLPA (@NFLPA) February 15, 2018

North America’s Building Trades Unions:

PREACH https://t.co/w4k6IZIG22

— The Building Trades (@BldgTrdsUnions) February 20, 2018

Painters and Allied Trades:

DC 7 members, Adam Holmes, Matt Dull and Scott Frankowiak work on developing a new training program for members who are working with new technologies on fast paced jobsites. #FinishStrong pic.twitter.com/GU7McNLvc8

— IUPAT DC7 (@iupatdc7) February 20, 2018

Plasterers and Cement Masons:

The Trump Administration is putting worker health and safety at risk by reducing the number of OSHA inspectors. Health and safety enforcement needs to increase instead. – https://t.co/MDEC9cdKQG

— OPCMIA International (@opcmiaintl) February 17, 2018

Pride At Work:

In 1968, Dr. King and Memphis sanitation workers boldly proclaimed “I AM A MAN.” Today, that struggle for justice continues. Join us this weekend to #UnrigtheSystem. https://t.co/tBF9y6ALhz #ItsAboutFreedom pic.twitter.com/Dk4MekJZWU

— Pride at Work (@PrideatWork) February 20, 2018

Professional Aviation Safety Specialists:

PASS joins with our colleagues @atc_united in rebutting @WSJ editorial on privatization. US has largest, safest & most complex air traffic control system in the world & it should stay in the hands of the dedicated #federalemployees at the FAA. #OpposeATCprivatiation https://t.co/PcXn7Yb3NO

— PASS (@PASSNational) February 18, 2018


KSEE Fresno members Angelica Lei Lani, Joe Moeller, Jessica Day and Connie Tran showing their support at contract negotiations #sagaftramembers pic.twitter.com/BgCymUz0pG

— SAG-AFTRA (@sagaftra) February 14, 2018

School Administrators:

As his school’s first African-American principal in 62 years, this principal feels that is important to be a role model for everyone https://t.co/GAkAeTNDLY

— AFSA Leadership (@AFSAUnion) February 16, 2018


#OperationAgua is still going strong! Terrific program bringing water purifiers for #PuertoRicoRelief. Donate here: https://t.co/CDnq7wa7O5 #1u

— Seafarers Union (@SeafarersUnion) January 23, 2018

Solidarity Center:

#SocialJusticeDay #50forFreedom #TuesdayThoughts@FreetheSlaves @equaltimes pic.twitter.com/LG0a62wOJb

— Solidarity Center (@SolidarityCntr) February 20, 2018

Theatrical Stage Employees:

ICG Local 600 President Steven Poster: “We should remember today not only as the day this tragedy happened, but also as the day safety became a renewed focus for all of us, on every set, around the world.” #SafetyforSarah #IASolidarity pic.twitter.com/Z04dckPwEW

— IATSE Local 600 (@ICGLocal600) February 20, 2018

Transport Workers:

When it comes to the @WhiteHouse‘s infrastructure proposals, we think jobs and safety need to come first: https://t.co/uLfuvcFaed

— TWU (@transportworker) February 12, 2018

Transportation Trades Department:

Lesson learned: privatizing public transportation doesn’t work.https://t.co/CWBKZrath9

— Transp. Trades Dept. (@TTDAFLCIO) February 15, 2018


This Saturday, join workers across the country to make our voices heard! https://t.co/RdG5ibJORc #UnrigTheSystem

— UAW (@UAW) February 20, 2018

Union Label and Service Trades Department:

Made in the USA? Check your VIN https://t.co/SiwxeIoSVQ

— Union Label Dept. (@ULSTD_AFLCIO) February 16, 2018

Union Veterans Council:

“If we can fund wars to send our young men and women to, We can Fully Fund & Staff the VA healthcare system to take care of them when they come home” Will Attig #AFGE pic.twitter.com/onR3fVX0n2

— UnionVeteransCouncil (@unionveterans) February 13, 2018


“‘We’re not going to be tricked by a $1,000 bribe, especially when other Disney cast members are getting the $1,000 with no strings attached.'”#unitehere #1u #DisneyRaisehttps://t.co/6PHA4nUB8i

— UNITE HERE #SaveTPS (@unitehere) February 20, 2018

United Food and Commercial Workers:

Another complexity of automation: “One of my greatest fears in this work is that we’re actually using these systems to avoid some of the most pressing moral and political challenges of our time —specifically poverty and racism.” https://t.co/Nn0JoAHYIt .@alyssaedes .@MsEmmaBowman

— UFCW (@UFCW) February 20, 2018

United Steelworkers:

Behind the minimum wage fight, a sweeping failure to enforce the law https://t.co/YSCDhwvviS via @politico #USWWorks

— United Steelworkers (@steelworkers) February 20, 2018

Working America:

Call @orlandomayor Buddy Dyer at 1 (844) 262-6786 & tell him: Don’t Privatize Airport Security! https://t.co/WpgBY7Kwiw pic.twitter.com/5cj6AtS0QI

— Working America (@WorkingAmerica) February 20, 2018

Writers Guild of America, East:

Oh hey, @tarikrdavis, @madclownetry, @tira_son, @DewaynePerkins – hilarious & available black comedy writers who @ambermruffin completely vouches for and who helped write the 2018 #WritersGuildAwards – what’s up? pic.twitter.com/NmMmZxQ40W

— Writers Guild East (@WGAEast) February 15, 2018

Kenneth Quinnell
Wed, 02/21/2018 – 12:02

Source: AFL-CIO

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