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Labor Marches for Nationwide Policing Reforms and Stronger Voting Rights
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Labor Marches for Nationwide Policing Reforms and Stronger Voting Rights

Washington, DC – On Friday, a powerful coalition of Labor unions joined forces to help co-sponsor the 57th anniversary celebration of 1963’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom — an event packed with extraordinary urgency and profundity in an era of ongoing police brutality and calls to defund the police. This year’s anniversary march…

Trump Attacks Federal Workers; EPA Under ‘Systemic’ Threat
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Trump Attacks Federal Workers; EPA Under ‘Systemic’ Threat

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration has declared war on Environmental Protection Agency workers, says the head of the union representing some 7,000 of them. “In my 37 years of federal experience, I’ve never seen such an unprecedented attack on federal workers,” says Gary Morton, president of American Federation of Government Employees Council 238. “It’s a systematic plan…

Trump Administration: Cancer Is No Excuse for Federal Workers Not Relocating
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Trump Administration: Cancer Is No Excuse for Federal Workers Not Relocating

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s inspector general concluded Aug. 5 that the Trump administration violated federal budget laws when it decided to relocate 550 workers from Washington to Kansas City—but the USDA, denying the validity of those rules, has begun preparing to fire workers who haven’t agreed to move. The department has also refused to…

Heading Back To Work, Furloughed Federal Workers Remain Cautious About The Future
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Heading Back To Work, Furloughed Federal Workers Remain Cautious About The Future

New York, NY – EPA environmental engineer Anthony Tseng was inside the Downtown Community Television Center on Lafayette Street in Manhattan on Friday night, along with friends and colleagues cautiously celebrating the end of the longest government shutdown in U.S history, when he got an email confirming that he and his co-workers would, in fact,…

National Shame: Trump’s Gov’t Shutdown Sparks Need For Food Drive
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National Shame: Trump’s Gov’t Shutdown Sparks Need For Food Drive

New York, NY – How badly is Trump’s government shutdown hurting American workers? Last week, Senator James Sanders, Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) held a  collection drive aimed at helping some federal workers in the area struggling for over a month without a paycheck. Food and other non-perishable necessities such as toiletries, diapers and baby…