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Union Members Play Big Part in Super Bowl Game Plan

Union Members Play Big Part in Super Bowl Game Plan

In New Orleans this Super Bowl week, there are plenty of fans sporting 49ers' red and gold caps and jerseys and Ravens' purple and black gear. But there also are thousands of union members—including many from unions in the Greater New Orleans AFL-CIO (GNO)—who proudly display their union label and are making the game possible and the fan experience in the Crescent City run smoothly.

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Louisiana Teachers and Union Members to Distribute 50,000 Free Textbooks

Photos  by Emily Mendenhall

Students at the 19 schools in Jefferson Parish, La., are getting more than 50,000 new books and, best of all, those books are free. Last week, the Jefferson Federation of Teachers (an AFT affiliate), union and community volunteers began sorting the 2,000 boxes of books that will be distributed during the next month. The book distribution is part of a nationwide joint project between AFT and First Book, a nonprofit organization that distributes books to children from low-income families

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Union Summer Interns Help Rebuild Louisiana Homes

Emily Mendenhall, an AFL-CIO Union Summer intern in New Orleans, reports the interns there joined a home rebuilding project in Chalmette, La.

The New Orleans Union Summer team volunteered to spend a day last week joining the St. Bernard Project in rebuilding a house in Chalmette, La.,  just outside New Orleans.

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