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Stagehands Help the Foo Fighters Rickroll Westboro Baptist Church Members

Shout out to Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 31 President Michael "Mac" McAnany for helping the Foo Fighters rickroll the Westboro Baptist Church this weekend outside the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.—that's him driving his pickup with Dave Grohl and a sound system! Thanks, brother!

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IBEW 1245 Crews Respond to Rocky Fire

Photos by John Storey

A big, severe drought inevitably leads to a big, severe fire season. The Rocky Fire is the first, but probably not the last, massive wildfire to sweep through Northern California this summer, which means it will be a busy season for the IBEW Local 1245 members at utility PG&E who work to restore and repair power poles and lines.

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UAW Donates $50,000 in Memory of the Charleston 9

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Members of the UAW on Thursday announced a $50,000 donation to the Rev. Clementa Pinckney fund in honor of the Charleston 9 who were tragically murdered on June 17.

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Need to Start a Domestic Crisis Center? Call a Union Plumber

When Merryman Kemp sought to purchase property on which to start a new domestic crisis center in Paducah, Ky., she called a union plumber.

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Want to Reduce Your College Debt? Learn How from Our Union Plus Scholarship Winners

Want to Reduce Your College Debt? Learn How from Our Union Plus Scholarship Winners

There are many ways for union families to lessen the load of college loan debt. For example, taking courses at a community college before transferring to a more expensive college is a proven tactic. Another, taking AP classes in high school that qualify for college credits can save students a bundle. 

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Jobs, Not Prisons: Unions Help Formerly Incarcerated Women Build a New Life

Tristain Frye

Greg Christiansen has been an iron worker for 35 years. He was out in the field for some time but, since 2011, has been recruiting graduates from a particular pre-apprenticeship program that makes an important contribution to our society.

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UAW Veterans Hold Carnival for Children of Veterans

Since 1925, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has helped veterans and their families with short- and long-term housing. From children who need foster care because their parents died in a war to veterans who have become homeless, the VFW maintains houses throughout the country to give aid to our military long after service. In 2006, UAW members joined with them and built the Steven P. Yokich duplex in Eaton Rapids, Mich., to house veteran families.   

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Got Debt?

Got Debt?

Do you have student loans? Or do you know somebody who does?

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Today: Do Your Part for the Letter Carriers' 'Stamp Out Hunger' Drive

Today: Do Your Part for the Letter Carriers' 'Stamp Out Hunger' Drive

Today is the day! Don't forget to participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers' (NALC's) annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. Letter carriers across the country will be picking up millions of pounds of canned goods and nonperishable items as part of the country's biggest annual food drive. The Letter Carriers' drive takes place during a crucial time, just as many food pantries are hitting their lowest stock points during the summer months, so your assistance is vital in making sure fewer Americans go hungry this time of year.

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Reminder: Saturday Is Your Chance to Make a Difference

Reminder: Saturday Is Your Chance to Make a Difference

Don't forget your chance to make a difference in the lives of people in your community by participating in the National Association of Letter Carriers' (NALC's) 23rd annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive. This Saturday, May 9, letter carriers around the country will lead the largest one-day food drive in the United States. Last year, they collected more than 72 million pounds of food (bringing the all-time total since the drive began in 1993 to a staggering 1.3 billion pounds of food collected and distributed).  

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