• Take Action to Support Federal Workers

    America’s deficit problem is about the lack of good jobs and stagnant wages. Freezing federal pay and spending and cutting pensions, health care benefits, and jobs isn’t the cure… it’s a curse. It’s a package of outrageous attacks that fuels an economic race to the bottom.

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  • Stop the Lies!

    Blaming public employees for problems created by Wall Street Public service workers are under attack — but the real cause of our country’s economic troubles are greedy Wall Street CEOs, their friends in Washington who turn a blind eye, and the right-wing talking heads who spin the lies. Watch this video then add your name […]

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  • Federal Worker Pay Freeze Leaves Families in Cold

    Freezing the pay of federal workers isn’t a real solution to closing the budget deficit. Political ploy scapegoats federal employees Last week, President Obama jumped aboard the bandwagon in a “race to the bottom” on wages. Their goal seems to be blaming workers in the federal government – the border patrol agent making only $34,000 […]

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  • Richard Burr is the Candidate for Big Business

    Elaine Marshall is for the rest of us Fred Erwin is a professional firefighter for the City of Greensboro and member of Local 947. Fred says it’s the greed of Wall Street and big business that created our current jobs crisis. Richard Burr made it possible by voting for trade agreements that ship our jobs […]

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  • Can You Afford to Sit Out This Election?

    That and other questions for union voters Dan Faulk is a professional firefighter for the City of Greensboro and a stagehand in Winston-Salem. He’s a member of IAFF 947 and IATSE Local 574, respectively. Dan has some questions for union voters who are still undecided about their vote on Election Day. Watch the video: “Do […]

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  • I Remember

    On November 2nd, you should remember too Watch this hard hitting reminder from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers:

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  • Who’s Looking Out for Your Rights?

    It’s not big business Fred Erwin is a professional firefighter for the City of Greensboro, Local 947. If you’re a worker trying to decide who to vote for in 2010, Fred has one question for you: “Who’s looking out for your rights?” Watch the video: “It is true: for big businesses, their bottom line is […]

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  • We’re Not Waiting for Superman

    Many students already have a hero in the classroom The new film “Waiting for ‘Superman’”, which opens in theaters nationwide this week, tells a powerful story about how the public education system isn’t meeting the needs of parents and students. Unfortunately it doesn’t tell the whole story, and the film maker doesn’t offer real solutions. […]

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  • James Andrews Attends OPEIU Nat’l Convention

    Union makes significant Victory Fund donation North Carolina State AFL-CIO President, James Andrews, was in Washington, DC earlier this week, attending the national convention of the Office and Professional Employees International Union. Andrews is a member of ITPE-OPEIU Local 4873. He was invited to address the delegates of the 25th OPEIU Convention. At the convention, […]

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  • Greensboro Firefighters Could Lose Pay Raises Forever

    City set to short change local heroes Firefighters in Greensboro are facing the indefinite loss of pay raises if the city manager’s budget proposal is adopted by council. Longevity pay, a 1% raise for every 5 years of service up to 5% max, would be frozen for all city employees.  For the average firefighter who […]

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  • Solidarity Rally w/ TSA Employees at Charlotte Airport

    Fight is for collective bargaining rights The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the largest union of federal workers, has been with employees at the Transportation Security Administration since the department was created in 2002. Workers at TSA, who are the first line of defense at the nation’s airports against terrorist attacks, are not allowed […]

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  • Unions’ Petition Secures TAA Benefits at Philip Morris

    Former employees at Concord, NC plant to get assistance Shortly after last year’s stimulus package included a little-publicized provision that liberalized the eligibility requirements for Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) benefits, IAMAW Local Lodge 108 and BCTGM Local 229T, the two unions representing employees at the Philip Morris facility in Concord, filed a joint petition seeking […]

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  • Rally for TSA Collective Bargaining Rights (5/5)

    Click to download the flyer (opens PDF) Show solidarity w/transport security workers The American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union in the country but also is the largest and most trusted union in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), with more than 13,500 dues-paying members and 35 Locals nationwide. AFGE […]

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  • Solidarity Needed: Support Six-Day Mail Delivery

    APWU is asking for our help Senior management at the United States Postal Service is asking the Congress to sign off on its plans to eliminate six-day mail delivery service. Click here to support six-day mail delivery. Your brothers and sisters in the American Postal Worker Union (and in the National Association of Letter Carriers) […]

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  • It’s Past Time for Bargaining Rights at TSA

    Sign the petition to give TSOs a Voice @ Work Nine years is long enough for workers at the Transportation Security Administration to go without collective bargaining rights. Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the power to grant this basic human right to Transportation Security Officers. The federal employees […]

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