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Working Families Support Mentoring Program in Palm Beach County, Fla.

Working Families Support Mentoring Program in Palm Beach County, Fla.

Working families in Palm Beach County, Fla., are teaming up with the United Way and the Children's Services Council for the annual M2K mentoring program that is looking to raise funds to sponsor 2,000 children to participate in the program for one year. At the cost of $2,000 per student, which is a significant goal, unions are stepping up to help out children and youths between the ages of 5 and 21.

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Thousands of AFT Members Volunteer in the Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

Photo: AFT President Randi Weingarten and volunteers, courtesy of AFT

Thousands of AFT members immediately volunteered in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy to help the affected communities in any way they can. AFT represents about 365,000 workers in the area damaged by the storm, and many members who felt Sandy's impact still jumped in to help out others in need.

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Hurricane Sandy Resources for New York Residents

Local 79 New York Laborers pitch in to clean up after Hurricane Sandy in Long Island.

If you're in New York and need assistance locating Hurricane Sandy resources or want to volunteer to help, here are some links to get you started:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Website

This site has comprehensive info on applying for FEMA assistance, updates on gas shortages, warming centers and tips for cold weather, transportation (bridges, roads, subways, railways), food assistance, power outage updates, unemployment insurance and more. 

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Mass. Nurses Approve New Contract—and More Bargaining News

Nurses from the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA/NNU) ratified a new contract with two hospitals and more news from the “Bargaining Digest Weekly.” The AFL-CIO Collective Bargaining Department delivers daily, bargaining-related news and research resources to more than 1,400 subscribers. Union leaders can register for this service through our website, [email protected]

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