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President Edwards joins Senator Joanne Benson and AFSCME Local 112 members Deborah Graves-Lotson, Pam Richardson and Cherrish Vick at the AFSCME Council 3 Caravan Rally.  The rally was in support o

On May 13, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan  announced the beginning of Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ which includes moving from a Stay at Home order to a Safer at Home publ

In an effort to secure passage of labor's bills and dealing with an early adjournment in the legislature, President Edwards and Legislative/Political Director, Chuck Cook remain at the forefront, diligently pushing labor's agenda.  They were seen lobbying one of the legislators through an open window of the Maryland State Capital on the last day of the session.

Below are resources and guidance for affiliate unions about the COVID-19 pandemic, and recommendations from your national/international unions to limit its impact on working families.

President Edwards' submitted a letter to Maryland legislators regarding labor's requests in managing COVID-19.  The letter addressed to Speaker Jones and Senate President Ferguson read as follows:

Luke Strong:  Unity and Hope

The power of unity and solidarity.  Video courtesy of affiliate union, USW District 8.

The path to the presidency runs through the labor movement. And with the full force and unmatched reach of our political program, we are ready to pave that road for our friend Joe Biden.

Watch AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's video message following the federation's endorsement of Joe Biden for President of the United States.

The AFL-CIO, the country's largest coalition of labor unions, endorsed Joe Biden for president Tuesday, with the organization's top official vowing to wage an aggressive effort to help him defeat President Trump. Union officials cemented their support for the former vice president in a vote of the organization’s general board, joining a long roster of influential labor groups backing the presumptive Democratic nominee.

New data released by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union shows that among the grocery store workers it represents, 10,000 have been infected by or are known to have been exposed to coronavirus and 68 have died from it. At least 3,257 have been infected with the virus, the union estimated on Friday. UFCW represents workers in large grocery store chains like Kroger, Albertson's, and Supervalu. Union President Marc Perrone said in a news conference on Wednesday that the cases have increased by 200% in five weeks.

The Workers First Caravan national day of action events scheduled for June 3rd have been postponed. We will be joining together in the near future to demand our elected leaders to address the economic crisis facing our nation, but now is the time to fully engage in the national conversation underway on racism and racial injustice. The labor movement will never stop fighting until oppression is vanquished in all its forms and we achieve economic, social and racial justice.