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    ‘This is a crisis point’: Job training deficit leaves critical jobs unfilled

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    By Eleanor Mueller

    May 26, 2022

    “Employers have actually been putting less and less money in training over the course of time, and offloaded onto the government,” AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler said. “The government has been under-resourcing it; they offloaded it onto the individual. And so that means that they’re taking on more of the risk.”


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    Freight railroad slowdowns under microscope amid supply crunch

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    By Karl Evers-Hillstrom

    May 25, 2022

    “The most important reason why the railroad leg of the supply chain failed over the last year and a half is the fact that they did not have the workforce or the equipment to be able to deal with the demand for goods,” said Greg Regan, president of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department, which represents several railroad worker unions. 

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    Alaska Air pilots authorize strike amid contract negotiations

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    By Rajesh Kumar Singh

    May 25, 2022

    Pilots at Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK.N) have voted to authorize a strike if agreement on a new employment contract cannot be reached, their union said on Wednesday. The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), which represents over 3,000 pilots at the Seattle-based carrier, said 99% of those who cast their ballots backed strike-authorization. Alaska pilots, however, cannot walk off the job until the National Mediation Board grants them permission. The board will first have to determine that both the parties are at an impasse and further bargaining would not be productive.

    Culinary, Resorts World Las Vegas ratify a labor contract covering 2,000 workers

    The Nevada Independent

    By Howard Stutz

    May 25, 2022

    Culinary Workers Local 226 announced Wednesday it reached a three-year labor agreement with Resorts World Las Vegas...

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    Ten days ago: A shooting at a Tops Friendly Markets store targeting the Black community.
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    Eleven days ago: A shooting at a Tops Friendly Markets store targeting the Black community.
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    Yesterday: A shooting at Robb Elementary School targeting children.
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    Two days ago: A shooting at Robb Elementary School targeting children.
     
    Every day, our country loses people to gun violence.
     
    Every day, our country loses people to gun violence.
     
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    Eleven days ago: A shooting at a Tops Friendly Markets store targeting the Black community.

    Two days ago: A shooting at Robb Elementary School targeting children.

    Every day, our country loses people to gun violence.

    What else is there to say?

    Words aren’t enough; we must act.

    We must create laws that stop these preventable deaths.

    This is a workplace issue. This is a school issue. This is a community issue.

    That makes it a labor issue. And we must act.

    These mass shootings are a stark reminder of why the Senate must stop hiding behind arcane procedures to avoid preventing gun violence and take action.

    Because working people deserve safe workplaces without fear of a mass shooting. And America’s children deserve to learn and thrive in safe schools.

    In Solidarity,

    Team AFL-CIO

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    “Only in America do people go grocery shopping and get mowed down by a shooter with hate in his heart; only in this country are parents not assured that their kids will be safe at school.
     
    “Only in America do people go grocery shopping and get mowed down by a shooter with hate in his heart; only in this country are parents not assured that their kids will be safe at school.
     
    “Gun violence is a cancer, and it’s one that none of us should tolerate for one single moment longer. We have made a choice to let this continue, and we can make a choice to finally do something—do/ anything/—to put a stop to this madness.”
     
    “Gun violence is a cancer, and it’s one that none of us should tolerate for one single moment longer. We have made a choice to let this continue, and we can make a choice to finally do something—do/ anything/—to put a stop to this madness.”
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    *A statement from the Kentucky Education Association on the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas*: 
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    The school shooting that occurred yesterday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, is the most recent example of the unacceptable and tragic violence that continues to plague our public schools. KEA sends our love and support to the families and friends who lost loved ones at Robb Elementary School. But there are no words that can make this right.
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    As a nation, we must think rationally about the health and safety of all citizens, but especially our kids. It is an unfortunate reality that gun laws are an education issue, but repeated instances of school shootings prove the truth of that. This latest tragedy again makes it painfully clear that to keep our children and teachers safe at school, we must all advocate for change to ensure that our laws are enforced and strengthened.
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    From KY 120 United AFT:

    On the last week of school for many districts, educators & students should not have to worry about their safety. They have the right to life. Thoughts and prayers are not enough. Change is needed. Now. We are all reeling from what happened....We echo Randi's words. 

    From Randi Weingarten, AFT president:

    “Within the span of a week, our country has witnessed two mass shootings, the gunning down of innocent people in what should be our community’s safest spaces. As we await further details, some things are clear: These are despicable acts of hatred designed to terrorize us all. The communities of Buffalo and now Uvalde will join a long list of places that will never be the same. Our hearts are with all of them.

    “Only in America do people go grocery shopping and get mowed down by a shooter with hate in his heart; only in this country are parents not assured that their kids will be safe at school.

    “Gun violence is a cancer, and it’s one that none of us should tolerate for one single moment longer. We have made a choice to let this continue, and we can make a choice to finally do something—do anything—to put a stop to this madness.”

    A statement from the Kentucky Education Association on the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas

    The school shooting that occurred yesterday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, is the most recent example of the unacceptable and tragic violence that continues to plague our public schools. KEA sends our love and support to the families and friends who lost loved ones at Robb Elementary School. But there are no words that can make this right.

    As a nation, we must think rationally about the health and safety of all citizens, but especially our kids. It is an unfortunate reality that gun laws are an education issue, but repeated instances of school shootings prove the truth of that. This latest tragedy again makes it painfully clear that to keep our children and teachers safe at school, we must all advocate for change to ensure that our laws are enforced and strengthened.

    As parents, educators, and Americans, we owe it to our children to make our schools safe and welcoming places where every student can learn and thrive without fear. Our schools reflect the values of our communities, our commonwealth, and our nation. KEA is committed to working with all stakeholders to end this repeated violence in our schools and communities.

    For every teacher and school employee who walked into a public school this morning with a heavy heart and concern...

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    U of M-Dearborn presents YWC in Troy, MI June 23rd-25th. 
     
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    Last fall, James hit a crisis point in his life. The 31-year old LIUNA 327 member, whose name has been changed to protect his privacy, had long struggled with substance use disorder. But now he was facing up to a year in jail after being arrested for possession of methamphetamine. He had known for a long time that he needed to seek help for his addiction, but had been unable to pull himself out of his downward spiral.

    “At one point, I remember looking my girlfriend in the eye and telling her, ‘Look, I know that my drug use is a problem. I know that I’m going to lose my job, I’m going to lose you, I’m going to lose my truck, I’m going to lose everything, but I just can’t stop,” said James. “I didn’t see a way out of it until I came here.”

    Six months later, James is now sober and ready to resume his life, thanks in part to the support of his union brothers and sisters in the Laborers’ Union. After James checked himself into a detox facility in New Hampshire following a short stint in jail after his arrest, fellow union member Jon Ashwell, a peer support specialist with the union’s Laborers Escaping Addiction Now (LEAN) program, reached out to explain about the union’s program to help members with mental health and addiction problems. 

    Ashwell helped find a treatment program for him in Massachusetts and the Laborers Health and Welfare Fund has paid for his recovery ever since. Fortunately, the court chose not to sentence James to further jail time so now he can focus on staying sober.

    “Now I’m healthy, I’m feeling good and I go to meetings,” said James. “I’m genuinely happy now without drugs or alcohol. Pretty soon I’ll be going back to work with the union and I’m a completely different person than when I started this process.”

    Having the support of his union brothers and sisters was an important part of maintaining his sobriety. Previously he worked at non-union residential construction companies where substance use issues were usually ignored until it affected one’s work. But there were no company programs in place to help workers seek recovery. 

    Building trades unions, the Professional Firefighters of Maine and IAM Local S6 at Bath Iron Works are a few of the unions in Maine that run Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). Union EAPs help members with a range of problems from drug and alcohol addiction to mental health issues, stress, financial problems, marriage difficulties and other issues that historically were left up to individual workers to sort out on their own.

    “We’re all peers,” explained Ashwell, who has been in recovery himself for 13 years. “What we bring to the table is that we worked in the field as Laborers and we’re also in recovery ourselves.”

    An estimated 15 percent of all construction workers suffer with a substance use disorder, compared to 8.6 percent of the general population of adults, ...

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