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Labor Veterans React to Presidents ‘Photo-Op’ that Used Military
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Labor Veterans React to Presidents ‘Photo-Op’ that Used Military

The AFL-CIO’s Union Veterans Council has called for the resignation of both U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley for their participation in the violent clearing of peaceful protesters in Washington DC. The event was staged for a President Trump photo-op.   On the evening…

Protect Residents of NJ’s Nursing Homes
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Protect Residents of NJ’s Nursing Homes

“1199SEIU applauds the release of the Manatt report, which covers concrete recommendations for next steps to protect residents of NJ’s nursing homes and address the systemic, underlying conditions that contributed to the situation we are in today. “We need a long-term care vision that truly learns the lessons of the past two years—the tragedy at…

Helicopter Crash Kills Two IBEW Members
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Helicopter Crash Kills Two IBEW Members

Solano County, Calif. — Two members of IBEW were killed in a tragic accident while on-the-job working for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Their helicopter hit a power line which resulted in the copter going out of control. It smashed into the ground causing the entire plane to erupt into a ball of fire. The two…

IronWorkers Statement In Response To Nationwide Protest
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IronWorkers Statement In Response To Nationwide Protest

Washington, D.C. –  The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers’ General President Eric Dean issued the following statement in response to the nationwide protests: As a union, the Iron Workers have fought long and hard to overcome the discriminatory policies of the past and to create an environment of inclusion and fairness in…

32BJ, Nurses Unions React to Police Killing of George Floyd
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32BJ, Nurses Unions React to Police Killing of George Floyd

As millions of Americans sheltered in place in what many expected to be a sleepy Memorial Day — it became anything but after the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota cops went viral.   The latest killing of an unarmed Black citizen by police superseded the sacrifice of America’s war veterans in the minds of…

New Online Tool to Help Workers Easily Report Unsafe Conditions
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New Online Tool to Help Workers Easily Report Unsafe Conditions

The BlueGreen Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations, launched a new web tool on Wednesday to help workers across America safely and anonymously report unsafe work conditions, while also learning about workers’ rights and getting access to critical safety information during the COVID-19 pandemic. SafeJobChecklist.org launched at 11 a.m. and included…

Unions Determined to Secure $25 Billion Needed to Save US Postal Service
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Unions Determined to Secure $25 Billion Needed to Save US Postal Service

WASHINGTON—“The Postal Service doesn’t need any more debt,” says American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein. Speaking on a phone press conference May 27 with three other postal-worker union leaders and members, Dimondstein said the COVID-19 pandemic has put the Postal Service into a “double crisis”: Coping with a virus that has infected thousands of…

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