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Amazon workers protest as they seek to unionize (photo, Jennifey Conley/Common Dreams)

Tell Congress and President Biden: Put workers first!

Working people are the foundation of this country.

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The Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO asked Hogan in May to issue what’s known as an “emergency temporary standard” — new safety regulations to protect employees from exposure to the coronavirus, such as requiring distancing and masks.

“We’ve had no response,” state and D.C. AFL-CIO President Donna S. Edwards said Wednesday.

The civil rights community suffered the loss of two giants in the movement— Reverend C.T. Vivian (95) and Representative John Lewis (80). As the nation grapples with protests and demands for racial equality, we remember their unwavering commitment to social, racial and economic justice. Both friends to labor and colleagues of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., their lives were the embodiment of “good trouble, necessary trouble.”

Send a letter to your Representatives and Senators to demand that they fund the front lines so that we can fight the pandemic and re-open our economy. Our Public service workers are doing their part. Members of Congress need to do theirs.  Click here for the full story and to send a letter.

Tri-County Committee on Political Education (COPE), a splinter group of the Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO has adopted Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO Resolution #9, Workers Bill of Rights.  Details were circulated as follows...........................

  See the full story here from our brothers and sisters of the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO.

A message from AFL-CIO President richard Trumka.............................

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