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We need a strong and vibrant postal service now more than ever but the vital, quality services we've come to expect are at risk if we don’t act swiftly.

On Wednesday, September 2, President Donna Edwards and Secretary-Treasurer Gerald Jackson spoke to Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) leaders via Zoom about COVID-19 and workplace protections.  Cli

  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.............................

   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