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Underneath the mask is President Edwards practicing social distancing, blowing her horn and echoeing through the crowd,  "Some Cuts Never Heal!  Fully Fund State Workers"

From our brothers and sisters of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU)................

Something to brighten your day, MUSIC!!  What a GREAT way to take your mind off of some of the unpleasures of the world.  Take a moment to enjoy some of the sounds of our brothers and sisters of th

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler said the union is using the pandemic to galvanize Amazon workers at company headquarters and enlist support from elected officials. Amazon had over 53,000 employees in Seattle in 2019. “Amazon’s backyard is Seattle, and that’s a major focus for us in terms of how to take the energy, the courage, the activism that we are already seeing there and build that into a real movement,” she said.

Postal workers are keeping our country moving and US economy working for us during this time of crisis - getting prescriptions delivered to people sheltering in place, making e-commerce possible and keeping families connected.  It is the emergency distribution system when our country is in crisis.

On Friday, May 15, the House of Representatives approved $25 billion for the Post Office and hazard pay for postal workers in its new stimulus bill.

We have taken a huge step forward in our battle to save the Post Office, but we can’t stop yet; there’s much more to do.

With states reopening for business and millions of people heading back to work, the nation's largest labor organization is demanding the federal government do more to protect workers from contracting the coronavirus on the job.

What's happening: The AFL-CIO, a collection of 55 unions representing 12.5 million workers, says it is suing the federal agency in charge of workplace safety to compel them to create a set of emergency temporary standards for infectious diseases.

Even Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia’s recent letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, intended to defend his agency’s performance, offers little in terms of real enforcement. The word “guidance” and its variant “guidelines” appear nine times, as well as the observation that “employers are implementing measures to protect workers” (emphasis in original). Absent from the letter: the word “citation.” The word “penalty.”
“This isn’t just about infection control, which is how the CDC looks at it, this is about exposure assessment,” said Rebecca Reindel, safety and health specialist with the labor organization AFL-CIO. “You look at how people are exposed. Your main source of exposure is other people and so where you’re mainly running into other people right now is the workplace.”

STAGE TWO ADDITIONAL REOPENINGS ON FRIDAY, JUNE 12 AND 19 AT 5:00 PM:

Effective Friday, June 12 at 5:00 p.m., indoor dining will be able to resume at restaurants across the state at 50% capacity with distancing and strict public health requirements. Also, outdoor amusements and rides, miniature golf, and go-kart tracks may resume with appropriate health and safety protocols. Capacity restrictions at outdoor pools will increase to 50%.

Every labor communicator is responding to minute-by-minute changes in policies and practices affecting workers’ livelihoods. ILCA members are challenged to process, manage, and disseminate essential information to both internal and external audiences. Just by doing our work, labor communicators are producing real-time, textbook examples of crisis communications case studies. In this new series, we’ll profile national newsmakers who are amplifying labor’s call to protect the physical and economic health of workers.

FYI:  60 Minutes did a segment on this on Sunday.  Hopefully, New York can get them organized at their facility and start a trend in the country.

Amazon VP Quits over Union-Busting

The company firing three workers for organizing was too much for Tim Bray