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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

   To qualify, you must be a CWA member in good standing or currently furloughed. You must enroll in a class within one month of receiving notification of your scholarship award and complete the course.

  “Our members have heroically served on the frontlines throughout this crisis, and with no vaccine in sight, they will have to continue to do so for quite some time,” said UFCW Local 400 President Mark Federici.

1199SEIU and Airbnb have partnered to provide temporary alternative housing for their members who are on the front line and caring for COVID-19 patients.   Read the full story here

On Friday, April 24, Labor will be launching a new, one-stop unemployment insurance application to allow Marylanders to file claims for all unemployment programs entirely online. This includes the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, and those who were previously required to file by phone like federal employees, members of the military, individuals who have worked in multiple states, and those who have worked for more than 3 employers in the last 18 months. 

UFCW Local 400 members win their greivance.  This is just a small example of the big difference a union can make. Without a union, there is no guarantee that an employer would pay workers for time spent in screenings.   Read the full article here

This has been a month like no other in modern American history. We are in a war against an invisible virus that has required most people to stay home to fight it. With each day of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have grown increasingly grateful for things we used to take for granted, like grocery workers, without whom we could not meet our most basic needs. Parents have a new appreciation for how complex and demanding teaching is, and for how teachers are helping their children continue learning, stay engaged and stay safe inside during this uneasy time.

Dear Sister and Brothers:

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

Your leadership, your tireless work is saving lives, keeping people safe, securing resources for your members and helping everyone navigate through this crisis. THANK YOU.