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    "It is an absolute disgrace that hospital management, during one of the worst health crises of our time, is unwilling to negotiate a fair contract with the same workers they elevate as heroes - when it suits them. 
     
    "It is an absolute disgrace that hospital management, during one of the worst health crises of our time, is unwilling to negotiate a fair contract with the same workers they elevate as heroes - when it suits them. 
     
    "These nurses deserve a fair contract and have the full resources of the New York State AFL-CIO at their disposal throughout this fight.”
     
    "These nurses deserve a fair contract and have the full resources of the New York State AFL-CIO at their disposal throughout this fight.”
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    Albany - “We fully support the dedicated professional nurses represented by NYSNA who have the experience and expertise vital to the health and well-being of their patients, particularly now during the pandemic,” said Mario Cilento, president of the New York State AFL-CIO. 

    "They have been standing up for the patients who depend on them and putting their own health at risk but unfortunately have been given no other choice than to strike. 

    “The fact that nurses at Albany Medical Center voted to be represented by a union two and half years ago yet still don’t have a contract is outrageous.

    "It is an absolute disgrace that hospital management, during one of the worst health crises of our time, is unwilling to negotiate a fair contract with the same workers they elevate as heroes - when it suits them. 

    "These nurses deserve a fair contract and have the full resources of the New York State AFL-CIO at their disposal throughout this fight.”

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    Steve Finnigan, USW District 4
     
    Steve Finnigan, USW District 4
     
    Tom Flynn, NAGE/SEIU 5000
     
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    Terrance Foley, UW Local 369
     
    Terrance Foley, UW Local 369
     
    Cokiena Fuller, SEIU 509
     
    Cokiena Fuller, SEIU 509
     
    Mike O'Reilly, Boston Firefighters' Local 718
     
    Mike O'Reilly, Boston Firefighters' Local 718
     
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    John Peavy, SEIU Local 888
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    Roxana Rivera, SEIU 32BJ*
     
    Roxana Rivera, SEIU 32BJ*
     
    Donald Sheehan, IBEW Local 103
     
    Donald Sheehan, IBEW Local 103
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Monday, November 30

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    We now have two new progressives on the *Petaluma City Council.* *Brian Barnacle* and *Dennis Pocekay *are safely in first and second place respectively. The 3rd open seat on that council appeared to be up for grabs but ultimately Mike Healy will hold on to his seat. So here again, two of our endorsed candidates beat two long term incumbents.
     
    We now have two new progressives on the *Petaluma City Council.* *Brian Barnacle* and *Dennis Pocekay *are safely in first and second place respectively. The 3rd open seat on that council appeared to be up for grabs but ultimately Mike Healy will hold on to his seat. So here again, two of our endorsed candidates beat two long term incumbents.
     
    A huge heartbreak is *Dianna MacDonald’s* loss in the Sonoma County Office of Education trustee race. It’s often hard going against an incumbent, that said, Dianna was such a deserving candidate and head and shoulders above her opponent. We were more than proud to stand with Dianna and will do all we can to encourage her not to go away. We need people like Dianna to stick around and be part of our movement forward. She truly has a desire to make things better, especially for working people. I know and hope we haven’t seen the last of Dianna.
     
    A huge heartbreak is *Dianna MacDonald’s* loss in the Sonoma County Office of Education trustee race. It’s often hard going against an incumbent, that said, Dianna was such a deserving candidate and head and shoulders above her opponent. We were more than proud to stand with Dianna and will do all we can to encourage her not to go away. We need people like Dianna to stick around and be part of our movement forward. She truly has a desire to make things better, especially for working people. I know and hope we haven’t seen the last of Dianna.
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    Overall, it wasn’t a good year for incumbents locally. In Sonoma County alone, a total of 36 incumbents ran for city council or school board seats they currently held and a just less than half of them were not re-elected. Seven of those were replaced with our endorsed candidates.
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    With hundreds of thousands across the Ohio Valley struggling to make ends meet, a suite of coronavirus aid packages — including rent and utility relief funding, eviction moratoriums, and expanded unemployment benefits — is set to expire at the end of December.

    Written by Sydney Boles of the Ohio Valley Resource

    The consequences could be far-reaching. Poverty rates have soared as some federal programs, including the additional $600 in weekly unemployment aid, came to a close. Now, over 75% of Kentucky’s 7,654 independent restaurants are in danger of closing permanently, according to the Independent Restaurant Coalition; one in three West Virginians is at risk of eviction; 16% of Ohioans are behind on their rent. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate is 6.9%⁠— well below the terrifying peaks of late spring, but twice what it was in February.

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    By MARSHALL WARD

    The form of government known as a “republic” has been around for thousands of years.

    A republic is a type of government where citizens vote to elect representative leaders of their personal interests and political beliefs.

    Modern republics are founded on the idea that sovereignty rests with the people (“demo” + “cracy” = “people rule”) because citizens do not govern the state themselves but through representatives.

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Sunday, November 29

Thursday, November 26

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    Strengthen the voice of working families at all levels of government and in a changing global economy.
     
    Strengthen the voice of working families at all levels of government and in a changing global economy.
     
     
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    The Southern Indiana Area Labor Federationl is a key part of the nation's largest and strongest labor federation—the AFL-CIO, which unites 10.5 million working women and men of every race and ethnicity and from every walk of life.
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Wednesday, November 25

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    PUBLIC POST OFFICE DAY IN SPOKANE AND WASHINGTON STATE
    NOVEMBER 27, 2020

     
    For the third year in a row the Inland Empire Area Local 338 of the American Postal Workers along with other unions and community supporters of the United States Postal Service will be celebrating Public Post Office Day in Washington State and now the City of Spokane as well. 

    Public Post Office Day gives an opportunity for the people of Washington State to recognize the important role the United States Postal Service has played in our lives from its inception on July 26, 1775 through now and into the future.  The recent election which relied heavily on the Postal Service to deliver ballots to citizens and back to local election offices throughout the country gave one of the strongest reasons to keep the United States Postal Service as a Federal Government Agency and America’s Public Post Office.

    Please join us in celebrating this important event so that we may never regret a day in the future where we would allow America’s Public Post Office to be privatized for the sole purpose to provide profits to private companies and not provide the Universal Service that Americans have relied upon since the inception of the U.S.A.

    To attend, please add the following to your calendar and click the link at 1:30pm on Friday, November 27th.  
    https://aflcio.zoom.us/j/83928906483
    Or Telephone:
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    USA 816 423 4261 US Toll
    USA 888 844 9904 US Toll-free
    Conference code: 165154

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    *EDITOR'S NOTE: This column earned a shout out from MSNBC's Joy Reid on her show the other night.*
      
     
    *By LINDA BLACKFORD*
     
    *By LINDA BLACKFORD*
     
    Darren Hardy is in a bind.
     
    Darren Hardy is in a bind.
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