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The Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO supports the U.S. Census Bureau in its goal of assuring a complete and accurate count.

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. Public service workers are do

Dear Sister and Brothers:

We are all doing our best. The labor movement is more important than ever in our history.

“Millions of essential workers bravely fighting on the front lines of this pandemic have no other means of transportation if these vital services come to a halt. Healthcare, grocery, and other workers will be put at risk of losing their jobs and livelihoods. And families who rely on transit for transportation to pick up food, get to work, and meet their health care needs will be left stranded,” the group says.

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.”

More than 13,000 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees are facing furloughs. And we only have a few days to help them.

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) has received notice that the Department of Homeland Security plans to furlough some 70% of workers at USCIS due to a budget shortfall partly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We need Congress to act now and approve $1.2 billion for the agency in order to keep the bargaining unit members on the job.

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...........................

Members approved the new, three-year contracts covering motion pictures, television and new media production by a vote of 74.22% to 25.78% with a turnout of 27.15%.  See the full story here.

 

  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.............................