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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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Tufts Students' Hunger Strike Seeks Justice and Jobs for Janitors

Photo by Sofia Adams

Five students at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., are continuing their hunger strike that began May 3 to protest the university’s plan to cut its janitorial staff by 17%, by firing one in six janitorial workers in early June.

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Worker Wins Update: Workers Fly High, Win Big Through Major Organizing Efforts

Photo courtesy Dennis Skley on Flickr

Workers across the country have stood up in the past month to fight for better wages and working conditions.

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Thank a #UnionMom This Week Because Union Moms Are Awesome

Thank a #UnionMom This Week Because Union Moms Are Awesome

Can we just talk about how awesome our union moms are for a minute? Like the notes she placed in your lunch bag. You may have hid them from your friends, but you secretly loved them. And those mom-hugs with special powers to brighten even the worst days. Or the way she balanced a full-time job, all while dealing with your drama (also a full-time job).

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The 2015 Labor Media Contest Is Now Open

The 2015 Labor Media Contest Is Now Open

Once again, it is time for the annual International Labor Communications Association's Labor Media Contest, North America's largest yearly competition for labor communicators and journalists. If you are interested in participating, you can do so online any time between now and the entry deadline of May 22, 2015.

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State Battles Roundup

Photo of the NY State Capitol, courtesy Wally Gobetz on Flickr

In many states, legislative sessions have recently ended or are about to end, which means tons of legislation, both good and bad, is moving, providing opportunities for working families and their allies to pass laws that will help make people's lives easier or stop laws that will make things worse. Here is a look at some of the key state battles that could be on the agenda this week or next.

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Washington May Not Work, but the Government Does—Thanks to Workers

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Federal, state, county and local public employees are, says President Barack Obama in a proclamation honoring Public Service Recognition Week, “scientists and teachers, social workers and first responders—they are the leaders of today's progress and the innovators of tomorrow's breakthroughs.“

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Make It a Union-Made Mother’s Day

Photo courtesy Nick Della Mora on Flickr

Mother’s Day is less than a week away (May 10), so you have no excuse for waiting until the last minute to find a nice tribute for mom that also carries the union label. Our friends at Labor 411, the union business directory from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, can help you out.

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How About a $12 Minimum Wage? Winners and Losers of the Week

How About a $12 Minimum Wage? Winners and Losers of the Week

In our regular weekly feature, we'll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the persons or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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New DVD Documents the Rise of UAW and One Family's Search for Social Justice

New DVD Documents the Rise of UAW and One Family's Search for Social Justice

As we celebrate May Day, a new documentary has been released that takes a look at the rise of the UAW. The film, "Brothers on the Line," also explores one family's crusade for social and economic justice. Learn more, and purchase the film online at www.BrothersOnTheLine.com/Buy.

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