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Working families deserve a leader who will focus on “we, the people,” not just on the person they see in the mirror. Only Vice President Joe Biden can be that president. I’ve known Joe for 40 years. He loves his family, loves working people and loves our country. His “Made in America” plan will revitalize America's manufacturing in a way Trump never could. Biden doesn’t only have the best plan to beat the virus and help workers recover financially—he is the only candidate for president with a plan at all. And with a Biden administration, we’ll finally pass the PRO Act, allowing workers to join a union freely and fairly.
Fifty-five years ago, in a speech to the convention of the Illinois AFL-CIO, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. laid out with characteristic moral clarity the essential role of unions in American life. “The labor movement,” he explained, “was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress … [When] the wave of union organization crested over the nation, it carried to secure shores not only itself but the whole society. Civilization began to grow in the economic life of man, and a decent life with a sense of security and dignity became a reality rather than a distant dream.”

This Labor Day, America’s working families are facing unprecedented challenges.

UNION WORKERS AT BABBITT BEARINGS REMAIN ON STRIKE FOR A FAIR CONTRACT
Come out and see the RAT!
Members of Workers United Local 1947 remain in solidarity while being on strike for over eight weeks. The Union and the Company have been unable to reach an agreement on a fair wage increase and affordable healthcare for employees. The company canceled their health and dental insurance in the middle of the pandemic!

Today the 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO announced the endorsements of candidates running for office in the November 3, 2020 elections. 

Join the picket line anytime at 1 Goulds Dr, Auburn
An injury to one, is an injury to all.   Let's tell Xylem Auburn that they need to treat the workers fairly!

In May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, a piece of legislation that would provide much-needed solutions to our current economic and public safety crisis. Unfortunately, its path forward has been uncertain. There has been no debate on the bill in the Senate, and Mitch McConnell even sent the Senate on vacation without hearing it.

A Rally for Hero Pay was held at the Airport Rd. Tops in North Syracuse on July 16. Over 100 UFCW Local One members and members from area labor organizations were in attendance. The rally was held in protest of grocery retailers like Tops, Wegmans and Price Chopper because they took area hero pay from store employees. Signs that read HERO PAY NOT ZERO PAY were held up and leaflets asking the public to call on Tops, Wegmans and Price Chopper to continue hero's pay.

Hero Pay Rally
Thursday 7/16
4PM - 5PM
TOPS STORE
Airport Rd
(3803 Brewerton Rd)
North Syracuse
Many retail employers have stepped up and continued to give extra pay and bonuses to their hard working employees who are on the frontlines taking care of the communities they serve.
With record sales, Tops decided to end “heroes pay” for their employees. Many other grocery stores in the area have also stopped heroes pay. The risk to frontline workers in high, and these heroes deserve more than zero.
Please come out and show your support!
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More than three years after taking office, the administration has never filled the job running the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is charged with enforcing workplace safety laws. The $560 million-a-year agency, whose estimated 2,000 inspectors performed 32,020 on-site inspections in 2018, spent months not doing any in-person inspections related to coronavirus, other than in hospitals, said Rebecca Reindel, director of occupational safety and health for the AFL-CIO.