Jul 25, 2015
New York – At a rally today with thousands of workers and supporters, the Communications Workers of America announced that 86% of Verizon workers voted over the last two weeks to authorize a strike if necessary. The contract expires at 12 midnight on Saturday August 1 and covers 39,000 CWA and IBEW represented telephone workers from Massachusetts to Virginia. Read entire article from CWA here.
DEFEND MINNESOTA WORKERS RIGHT TO FAMILY SICK LEAVE!
Rally and Pack the Federal Courtroom on Friday July 17th 10:30am
Minneapolis U.S. District Court 300 S. 4th St Minneapolis MN 55415
On Friday July 17th 2015 workers’ rights under MN state law will hang in the balance.
Apprenticeship has long been the backbone of the Building Trades unions. Their on-the-job training programs put workers on a path to family-sustaining careers while ensuring union contractors have access to the highly skilled labor pool they need to remain competitive. Read entire Union Advocate article here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
King v. Burwell United States Supreme Court Decision Will Have
No Impact on MinnesotansRuling will not impact availability of tax credits on MNsure or other state-based exchanges
ST. PAUL, Minn. — King v. Burwell, a pending case before the United States Supreme Court, will have no impact in Minnesota, a result of the Minnesota legislature establishing MNsure as a state-based exchange.
We made it easy to call our Senators! Use the same number!
Please call 888-966-9836 and PLEASE URGE YOUR SENATOR TO VOTE NO ON "CLOTURE" FOR FAST TRACK. Vote could be as early as Tuesday!
In case you didn’t hear yet, things didn't go our way in the House, so the Fast Track fight now heads back to the Senate, with a new vote
expected as early as this Tuesday.
In a close vote, the House approved Fast Track legislation yesterday. While we obviously would have preferred the House to just kill Fast
Twin Cities Pride is the last weekend of June, and we are looking for volunteers to help us at our booth at Loring Park in Minneapolis on Saturday, June 27 from 10am – 6pm and Sunday, June 28 from 10am – 4pm. Shifts are roughly two hours long. If you’re interested, please contact Tamara firstname.lastname@example.org know so we have a general idea of who is coming when!
President Perrone: “The Best Way to Help the Jobless is to
Stop Passing Trade Agreements like TPP that Kill Jobs.”
“Our campaign for trade policy that is fair and just will continue full speed ahead.”
Washington, D.C. — Today, Marc Perrone, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the largest private sector union in the nation, released the following statement in response to the U.S. House failing to advance fast track trade legislation.
Alicia Yopihua, Romualdo Romero, Julio Romero, and Demecio Romero have worked cleaning the Lexus of Wayzata, Village Chevrolet, and Auto Bargain Center Lot for ROC Commerical Cleaning and subcontractors of ROC for the past 8 years. As of last week, they were earning less than they were making eight years ago. On June 9, they participated in a one-day strike together with workers from 7 other companies for better wages and working conditions.