For Your Information...January 11, 2019

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Around the State from the Oregon Employment Department

Tentative Agenda for the NOLC Executive Board meeting

From the AFL-CIO / Message of the Day—We Will Be Heard

Facing a politically motivated crisis, federal workers desperately need the solidarity and backing of our brothers and sisters. Leaping into action over the past days and weeks, the AFL-CIO has mobilized the full resources of the labor movement behind them.

 We’re extending a helping hand and stepping in where politicians have failed. The AFL-CIO and United Way have convened 35 labor liaisons in the wake of the shutdown; furloughed workers can call 2-1-1 to talk to a live, trained professional to find support and identify key services.

 But we aren’t just helping our members get by. We’re fighting to bring this debacle to an end.

With the support of affiliates, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (UMWA) successfully lobbied senators in halting consideration of any legislation until the government is reopened. Using our toll-free hotline, thousands of union members have contacted their senators to strengthen that effort.

Then, we took our fight into the streets. Nearly 2,000 working people descended on the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C., yesterday, marching to the White House with a clear message: “Do your job, so we can do ours.” Mobilizing our state federations and central labor councils, we turned out members for satellite rallies in dozens of communities across the country—from Colorado and Pennsylvania to Utah and Texas—demanding an immediate end to the shutdown.

With each day that the shutdown drags on, the federation will expand and escalate our efforts. Working people won’t allow our brothers and sisters to be left out in the cold. We’re angry, we’re loud and we will be heard. 

The Shutdown Today: Federal Workers Receive $0 Pay Stubs

By The Associated Press

 “Some 420,000 federal employees whose work is declared essential are working without pay, including the FBI, TSA and other federal law enforcement officers. Some staff at the State and Homeland Security departments are also working without compensation.”

 January 11, 2019 • labor history

In Solidarity,

  •  Bob Tackett
  • Executive Secretary Treasurer
  • NW Oregon Labor Council, AFL-CIO
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  • Portland, OR 97216
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