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Union Members Hard at Work During Hurricane Sandy

Firefighter cleans up in New York City. Photo:

Working people up and down the East Coast are pitching in to alert people about the clean up efforts for Hurricane Sandy and provide information for transportation, shelter and other resources. Firefighters, public employees, utility workers, letter carriers, nurses, grocery store employees, hotel workers and others continued to work through the storm to make sure everyone is taken care of. Once again, we’re reminded that work connects us all, and we’re better together. Here are some unions and agencies you can follow on Twitter and Facebook who've been hard at work during the storm:



Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU): 

Postal Workers (APWU): 

Communications Workers of America (CWA): 

Federal Emergency Management Agency: 

Fire Fighters (IAFF): 

Electrical Workers (IBEW): 

International Union of Police Associations (IUPA): 

Letter Carriers (NALC): 

National Nurses United (NNU): 

National Weather Service Employees Organization: 

Seafarers (SIU):

Transport Workers (TWU): (national), (New York City)

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW): 

United Union of Roofers and Waterproofers: 

Utility Workers (UWUA): 


What are union members and other workers doing in your community to keep things running?

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