Union members across Liberia have taken the lead in Ebola education and prevention among workers and their families, holding awareness trainings for thousands of workers and supplying them with hand-washing buckets and sanitization cleansers donated in part through the Solidarity Center West Africa Ebola Fund. If you have not yet donated, please take a moment to donate now. Read more at the Solidarity Center.
The upcoming elections and solidarity actions dominated Monday’s Metro Council meetings. There were extensive reports and discussions on the local labor Get-Out-The-Vote efforts, as well as planned actions by the postal workers, the Troublemakers School and more. Click here for draft minutes: Delegate Meeting; Executive Board meeting.
photo by Chris Garlock
UFCW Local 400 members at Kroger have extended their current contract through October 31. The contract was set to expire October 15. ”We have been working hard to get the best possible deal, but in order to get what we deserve, and to get it done right, we need more time,” the local’s bargaining committee at Kroger reported...
If you want your Halloween to be all treats and no tricks, make sure all your candy is union-made in America. Labor 411 has an extensive list of union-made candies. Here are some highlights, featuring sweets made by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW): Read more and comment
AFGE Local 32 president Charlretta McNeill (at right in photo) made sure CSA was represented at their Annual Fall Festival today in the park in front of the federal Office of Personnel Management where their members work. “Lots of members and workers at other federal offices close by came through and heard about supporting CSA through the Combined Federal Campaign,” reports CSA Executive Director Kathleen McKirchy (left). Click here to see how you can support labor's agency.