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Union Members Hard at Work During Hurricane Sandy

Firefighter cleans up in New York City. Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ennuipoet/

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:

AFGE:  https://twitter.com/AFGENational  

AFSCME:  https://twitter.com/AFSCME  

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU):  https://twitter.com/ATUComm  

Postal Workers (APWU):  https://twitter.com/APWUnational  

Communications Workers of America (CWA):  https://twitter.com/CWAUnion  

Federal Emergency Management Agency:  https://twitter.com/fema  

Fire Fighters (IAFF):  https://twitter.com/IAFFNewsDesk  

Electrical Workers (IBEW):  https://twitter.com/IBEW  

International Union of Police Associations (IUPA):  https://twitter.com/iupanow  

Letter Carriers (NALC):  https://twitter.com/NALC_National  

National Nurses United (NNU):  https://twitter.com/NationalNurses  

National Weather Service Employees Organization:  https://twitter.com/NWSEO  

Seafarers (SIU):  https://twitter.com/SeafarersUnion

Transport Workers (TWU): https://twitter.com/transportworker  (national),  https://twitter.com/TWULocal100  (New York City)

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW):  https://twitter.com/UFCW  

United Union of Roofers and Waterproofers:  http://www.facebook.com/unionroofers  

Utility Workers (UWUA):  https://twitter.com/The_UWUA  

UNITE HERE:  https://twitter.com/unitehere  

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

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If you would like to donate to those most affected by Hurricane Sandy, please visit  UWSandyRecovery.org to donate to the United Way Regional Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. You can also use your phone to text RECOVERY to 52000 to make a $10 donation (standard messaging and data rates may apply). 

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