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    Labor Headlines

    US labor news headlines from LabourStart

    Nurses in Albany, New York battle for their first union contract
    A strike in Virginia will determine the future of the area's public transit
    Fairfax Connector workers go on strike Thursday
    Rochester teachers rally against ‘Christmas massacre' layoff plan
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      Members, if you know anyone struggling during this holiday season, please don't forget about Black America Cares. This great non-profit has several services to help with:

      -Rent Assistance

      -Utility Assistance

      -Youth Mentoring

      -Workforce development and life skills

      -Assistance for seniors

      -Food and gas gift cards

      https://www.blackamericacares.org/
       


      Today's Washington Post reports that income equality continues to rise in the U.S., with most of the wealth created by workers going to a small minority of CEOs and rich shareholders. For the working class, homelessness continues to rise to epidemic levels in some cities. 

      Michelle was an experienced social worker with a Master's degree (and working on another one), when a couple of setbacks resulted in this single mother losing everything. The streets the U.S., both urban and increasingly rural, are filling up with hard-working people who have fallen victim to an economic system that devalues human lives and inherently puts profits over people. 

      As you watch Michelle tell her story, remember that union organizing is the ONLY way workers are able to have any say in their pay, benefits, work safety, etc. especially in public sector jobs. Electing the "right" politicians and hoping they will act in workers behalf has only resulted in maintaining a status quo where the working class falls further and further behind. 

      As the weather turns colder, please remember that the homeless you see all the working class, like us. They may not be as educated as Michelle, but they all have a story that needs to be heard. 

      Support your union! Join and be active! YOU are the Union!!!  




      Download: June 2019 Newsletter 2401.pdf

      Next drawing will be at the General Membership Meeting on Tuesday May 28

      441 4th St. NW

      Get registered to win! 


      Members...check out the new Local 2401 Instragram account!  We'll be posting pics from meetings and events, as well as posting pics that you send to us!  Send us pics of you and your coworkers in your AFSCME GREEN!  Follow us today at https://www.instagram.com/afscme2401/  

      Come one, come all!  All Local 2401 members and their families are welcome march in the annual DC Emancipation Day Parade!  Please contact roger.scott@afscme2401.org if interested.  


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