• 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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  • Support Farmworkers Battle w/Reynolds

    Tell Betsy Atkins to resign in protest Our fellow union members at the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC, AFL-CIO) need our support in their campaign to get Reynolds American to do right by the tobacco workers who harvest the golden leaf. Betsy Atkins is a board member at Reynolds, but despite her encouragement, Reynolds CEO, […]

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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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  • The State of the Union and the Union’s Response

    One year into his presidency, still much more to do On Wednesday, President Obama delivered his first State of the Union address. In his speech, the President recommitted his administration to economic recovery and job creation, announced bold new education initiatives, chided the Senate for being too slow to enact a series of reform bills […]

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  • Rich Trumka’s Speech to National Press Club

    AFL-CIO President talks jobs, restoring the middle class, and health care In a speech delivered to the National Press Club on Monday, National AFL-CIO President, Rich Trumka, said because of the failed policies of the past three decades, the United States is “a nation with profound, unaddressed structural economic problems on a long-term, downward slide.” […]

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  • The Case Against the Health Care Benefits Tax

    Bad politics, worse policy The Senate health care “reform” bill raises revenue by taxing your employer-provided health insurance benefit. This excise tax will hit middle class families hard – particularly union households because our members are more likely to have health insurance through work. Taxing health care benefits is bad politics, and it’s the wrong […]

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  • Help Us in the Fight for Good Jobs NOW!

    AFL-CIO unveils 5-point plan to fix jobs crisis It’s up to us, America’s unions, to lead the fight for solutions that will get us out of this crisis. The AFL-CIO has a five-point plan to create and save millions of jobs over the next year, starting as soon as Congress acts. It will take all […]

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  • Crystal Lee Sutton Tribute is This Saturday (1/9)

    Celebrate the life and times of the real ‘Norma Rae’ and U-N-I-O-N This Saturday, January 9, 2010, folks will come together in Greensboro, NC to celebrate the life of Crystal Lee Sutton, the real “Norma Rae”. John Wilhelm, President of UNITE HERE, will be the keynote speaker. The celebration will include testimonials, videos, cultural presentations […]

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  • AFL-CIO to Observe MLK, Jr. Holiday in Greensboro

    Save the Dates: January 14-18, 2010 Every year the national AFL-CIO observes the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with a conference. This year it was in Memphis, TN, the location of the 1968 sanitation workers’ strike at which King rallied for union rights and where he was later assassinated. Next year labor leaders, rank-and-file members, […]

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  • Donny Brown, Teamsters Local 391 has died at 48

    It is with great sadness that we are sharing the news of the passing of Donny Brown of IBT 391 in Greensboro. Donny served his union and its members at UPS in Greensboro for many years. On Wednesday he died from a stroke at age 48. The family has made the following arrangements: There will be a […]

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  • APWU Local 1807 in Hickory Needs Our Solidarity

    URGENT: Town Hall on plant closing is Thursday (11/19) We have received an urgent request for solidarity assistance from APWU Local 1807 in Hickory, NC. As we’ve highlighted in past email updates and in our recent newsletter, the U.S. Postal Service is cutting services and window hours, consolidating rural routes, and has even sought legislation […]

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  • Hickory, NC: A Case Study in Pitfalls of ‘Free Trade’

    Geraldine Ritch lost her job to China, then her house to foreclosure in Hickory, NC (photo by Jim Bounds for Washington Post) Western NC town has 15% unemployment, focus of report by Washington Post North Carolina has lost more jobs – 90,000 – to foreign competition than any other state since 2002, according to the […]

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  • Women of Steel Educating on Cervical Cancer

    Coalition promotes Pearl of Wisdom as worldwide symbol prevention Women of Steel chapters around the state are educating union members about cervical cancer, which is highly preventable. The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) has a web site with facts about the disease. Women of Steel and CLUW are members of the Pearl of Wisdom […]

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  • Crystal Lee “Norma Rae” Sutton Dead of Cancer

    Crystal Lee Sutton at her home in Burlington, N.C. Photo Credit: By Joseph Rodriguez — Associated Press Icon of labor movement leaves a legacy of ‘UNION’ The day before the start of our state AFL-CIO convention in Atlantic Beach, we received notice that Crystal Lee Sutton, the real life Norma Rae, had entered hospice care […]

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  • Successful 52nd Annual NC AFL-CIO Convention

    U.S. Senator Kay Hagan Elections, resolutions, and answering the call to action At our recently concluded 52nd Annual Convention in Atlantic Beach, NC, delegates took action on a range of issues, including the election of officers and executive board members, approving resolutions to guide our work for the next year, and writing letters to the […]

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