Standing with the brave Walmart workers who are going on strike on Black Friday is easy, and it’s important! Because each store manager is required to track activities of community supporters and activists on Black Friday, all of our actions will be reported to Walmart's head office. By visiting a store on Black Friday, you’ll help demonstrate how broad the movement is in support of Walmart associate’s demands for fair pay, full-time hours and respect! You can participate with just four easy steps...
The members of AFGE Local 1456 collected more than 200 coats in their first annual “Hot Cocoa and Coats” drive. “Through the tremendous outpouring of support we were able to provide local families in need with winter coats, hats, scarves, mittens, and other winter items,” said Francis Nichols, Y.O.U.N.G. (Young Organizing Unionists for the Next Generation) coordinator for the local, whose members work at Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia. “We look forward to continuing to be able to serve those members of the community who may be in need of assistance and support.” said Nichols. “The caring community of labor and member’s donations make it all possible!”
photo: Local 1456 member Rasheba Eason; photo by Francis Nichols
The only union-dedicated, outdoor television show, "Brotherhood Outdoors" showcases hardworking union members in an effort to teach Americans what union brotherhood is all about. It also provides viewers with tips on hunting and fishing and, in 2011, it took home the Sportsman Channel's 2011 award for Best Combination (hunting/fishing) Show. Since then, the show's producer's say, "the series has only gotten better and it's up for three awards this year, and you can help make sure the show is a winner!" Between now and Sunday, Nov. 30, vote online at the Sportsman Channel website. "Brotherhood Outdoors" is up for three awards: Best Variety Show, Best Educational/Instructional Show and Best Hosts...click here to read more.
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A month-old New England telecomm worker strike arrives in DC Monday at 5p when supporters of striking Fairpoint workers will rally at the J.W. Marriott Hotel at 14th and Pennsylvania Ave NW. Nearly 2,000 IBEW and CWA members at FairPoint Communications, northern New England’s largest telecommunications provider, have been on strike since October 17th after management demanded more than $700 million from the workers and then walked away from the bargaining table...