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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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