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    Veronica Martinez is the Communications & Field Director for the Arizona AFL-CIO.
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     Marilyn Davis is a member of IATSE Local 126 in Fort Worth, TX, the  Delegate of the Tarrant County Central Labor Council for IATSE Local  126, and the Co-Chair of YALL DFW. She went to school to study  Recording Arts and Audio Engineering at MediaTech Institute in Dallas,  TX. Since then, she has had the opportunity to work on productions  such as Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Fort Worth Opera Festival, Texas  Ballet Theaters’ The Nutcracker, and many more.  
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    Whenever Marilyn is not present doing audio/visual or stagehand work  around Fort Worth and Dallas with I.A.T.S.E Locals 126 & 127, she can  be seen giving back to her community through local organizations such as United Fort Worth and FunkyTown Fridge.  
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    Marilyn enjoys watching nature documentaries, action and comedy  movies while having ice cream (either peanut butter or cookies and  cream). She also enjoys discovering new music locally with friends and spending time with her family.
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    December 3, 2021 (Stateline, Nev.) - On December 1, the Tahoe Transportation District board of directors unanimously approved a $4 per hour raise for transit staff. This, in addition to the $3000 signing bonus for drivers makes it one of the most competitive districts in the region - especially when other localities are struggling to retain drivers. The Northern Nevada Central Labor Council applauds this decision.

    “It is long past time that our local governments recognize the value of front-line workers and reward their service through the pandemic,” said NNCLC President Mike Pilcher. “This is what Teamsters 533 - and all our local unions - strive for: Wages that support working families and respect on and off the job.”

    “This increase has been a long-time coming and I’m grateful for the board’s support in our efforts to reward the staff that’s gotten us through the most difficult years this community has ever seen,” said TTD Manager Carl Hasty. “The cost of living in Tahoe has become a major barrier for us when it comes to staffing. While the nation continues to face staffing shortages, Tahoe’s in an even more difficult situation with housing availability at an all time low. This is the least we can do for our incredible staff who’s sticking with us to serve the people of South Shore and the Carson Valley.” 

    According to the Tahoe Transportation District,

    In recent months, TTD has announced that it has had to modify routes due to staffing issues. Staff made the recommendation to increase pay to compete in a difficult hiring market. The district invites all interested parties to apply at www.tahoetransportation.org/careers. Several positions are available. 

    “TTD’s commitment to driving the future of regional transit shows up in several ways, including their ability to accomplish necessary changes like these amid tough times,” said International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 533 Vice President Chris Fuqua. “Our operators have never been more concerned for their safety and well-being than they have while working through a pandemic and the wild-fire season, but they stepped up when called upon and it is encouraging that the board of directors are now doing the same for these essential workers. Its organizations like TTD that are truly looking out for their employees, as well as the community they serve.”

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    North Texas union people are sharing Christmas cheer. The Dallas AFL-CIO holiday project with Tarrant AFL-CIO and Young Active Labor Leaders has already raised more than $500 for the locked-out refinery workers in Beaumont. *Contribute here* [1].
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    North Texas union people are sharing Christmas cheer. The Dallas AFL-CIO holiday project with Tarrant AFL-CIO and Young Active Labor Leaders has already raised more than $500 for the locked-out refinery workers in Beaumont. Toy & food donations can be dropped off at 4025 Rufe Snow Dr., N. Richland Hills, TX 76180 M-F 9 AM - 3 PM or *contact Angi DeFelippo at 214-293-5862* to coordinate your drop off. Cutoff for food & toys in North Texas is December 19.* **Contribute on-line here* [1].
     
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    Since May 1, Exxon-Mobile has forced suffering on more than 650 families there. We are working to help the Steelworkers add another “win” into labor’s column. Other known cash donations have come from our labor-related retiree organization and UAW 848. The state labor federation is also raising funds for these families.
     
    Since May 1, Exxon-Mobile has forced suffering on more than 650 families there. We are working to help the Steelworkers add another “win” into labor’s column. Other known cash donations have come from our labor-related retiree organization and UAW 848. The state labor federation is also raising funds for these families.
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    On Wednesday at 3 pm members of UNITE HERE Local 11 voted to end their 10-day strike, which you can read more about at this link. [1]
      
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    On Wednesday at 3 pm members of UNITE HERE Local 11 voted to end their 10-day strike, which you can read more about at this link. [1]
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    Washington, D.C.— Today, after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that nonfarm payroll employment increased by 210,000 in November and unemployment dipped to a pandemic-low of 4.2 percent, Kentucky Representative John Yarmuth, Chair of the House Budget Committee, released the following statement:

    “Under the leadership of President Biden and Congressional Democrats, unemployment has dropped two full percentage points since January 2021 to its lowest level since the pandemic began and nearly 6 million jobs have been added back to our economy in that time.

    “Make no mistake – this growth was not inevitable. Before the American Rescue Plan, our recovery was not projected to reach this milestone until at least 2024. Clearly, we have made tremendous progress in a short period of time, and we aren’t going to slow down now.

    “With the enactment of the Build Back Better Act, we can build on this momentum, creating millions more good-paying jobs, cutting costs for American families, investing in a clean-energy economy, and ensuring a stronger future for generations to come.”

    The chart below shows how, with the help of the American Rescue Plan, our recovery has outpaced employment projections:

    Other highlights from the November jobs report include:

    • Since the Biden administration took office, 6 million jobs have been created, an average of 588,000 jobs per month. This is a record for a new president.
    • The unemployment rate decreased to 4.2 percent in November.
    • Much of the job growth this month was driven by an increase of 90,000 jobs in business and professional services, 31,000 in construction and 23,000 in leisure and hospitality.

     

    Other signs of economic progress visible in the following charts:...

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    Ed Hawthorne and Shellye Davis, President and Executive Vice President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, made the following statement in response to the announcement that Comptroller Kevin Lembo will be resigning:

    "Kevin Lembo is exactly the kind of elected official our state and our nation needs – someone who is smart, hard-working, kind, and always working with the utmost integrity. His resignation is a major loss for Connecticut.

    "From his time as our Healthcare Advocate to over 10 years as our State Comptroller, Kevin has been a stalwart advocate for working people. Kevin’s passionate advocacy for healthcare reform in spite of stiff opposition from the insurance lobby shows he will always fight for Connecticut residents no matter the odds.

    "And just this year, Kevin helped save the Essential Workers COVID-19 Assistance Fund, which will provide much-needed help for essential workers who contracted COVID-19 during the height of the pandemic. They will be eligible to receive reimbursement for lost wages and out-of-pocket healthcare costs. In October, at our biennial convention, we honored Kevin with our “Warrior for Workers” award for his role in saving the fund, but also for his tireless and unwavering support for Connecticut’s workers.

    "The labor movement extends our most heartfelt thanks to Comptroller Lembo and wishes him a full recovery."

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    Click here to view the unanimously passed Connecticut AFL-CIO convention resolution honoring Comptroller Kevin Lembo.

    Click here to view the picture of former Connecticut AFL-CIO President Sal Luciano presenting the “Warrior for Workers” award to Comptroller Kevin Lembo.

     

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    North Texas union people are sharing Christmas cheer. The Dallas AFL-CIO holiday project with Tarrant AFL-CIO and Young Active Labor Leaders has already raised more than $500 for the locked-out refinery workers in Beaumont. Toy & food donations can be dropped off at 4025 Rufe Snow Dr., N. Richland Hills, TX 76180 M-F 9 AM - 3 PM or contact Angi DeFelippo at 214-293-5862 to coordinate your drop off. Cutoff for food & toys in North Texas is December 19. Contribute on-line here.

    We're helping locked-out working families

    Since May 1, Exxon-Mobile has forced suffering on more than 650 families there. We are working to help the Steelworkers add another “win” into labor’s column. Other known cash donations have come from our labor-related retiree organization and UAW 848. The state labor federation is also raising funds for these families.

    The North Texas Food Bank will benefit from the Communication Workers’ annual holiday dinner on December 8. The Machinists Lodge 776 has been collecting bicycles and other toys for needy children. Their donation deadline is December 10.

    Machinists toy drive

    Labor Steps Ahead

    The Bakers Union, BCTGM, has announced a tentative contract for its Kellogg’s workers after a long strike. UAW members voted for direct “one member one vote” elections of top leaders. Amazon workers in Alabama will get a second chance to vote union because management was condemned for illegal practices in the first election.

    The Communications Workers have announced a number of victories in organizing journalists and civil liberties activists. The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees is organizing child care workers!

    Meanwhile, management is hitting back hard. Major league baseball players have been locked out during their contract dispute. All over the nation, working families are proving that divisiveness loses and solidarity wins!...

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