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The path to the presidency runs through the labor movement.

Thousands of working people across the country joined together on June 17 in a national day of action. We called for the Senate to pass the HEROES Act and for Congress to take actions to address structural racism. The HEROES Act is grounded in America’s Five Economic Essentials that are desperately needed to keep working people safe and financially secure. This day of action was just the beginning. Today and every day that follows, working people will mobilize like never before to make the HEROES Act the law of the land and rid our institutions of systemic racism.

Support for the labor movement is the highest in nearly half a century, yet only one in 10 workers are members of unions today. How can both be true?

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. 

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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.

Working people are bearing the brunt of this global pandemic and economic crisis. The physical toll, death, pain, and suffering that Oregon’s frontline and essential workers have experienced is unprecedented.

Coupled with the economic collapse that has exacerbated long-term inequities for low wage workers and BIPOC communities, workers are hurting and they need protections.