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    On June 19, we commemorate the emancipation of enslaved Black people in the United States.

    To the Black community: We hope tomorrow is a day full of Black joy as you celebrate your power and resilience.

    To the rest of us: Over the past year, white supremacy and domestic terrorism caused the murder of Black lives. It also caused the Jan. 6 insurrection, which was a great threat to our democracy. We cannot ignore the hate in this country.

    We cannot ignore it in our workplaces, either. Persistent wage disparities are a tool of white supremacy. So is chronic unemployment and disproportionate job losses for Black workers during the pandemic.

    Those are our issues. That’s what the labor movement fights against.

    We fight so working people can live our lives, speak with our own voices and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

    So we’ll push for legislation that empowers Black workers like the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. We’ll protect Black voting rights by supporting the For the People Act (S. 1). We’ll say the names of those who were taken from us by racist violence and fight for police reform.

    The historic signing by President Biden making Juneteenth a federal holiday is a recognition of Black power and a reflection of America’s ongoing journey to tell our nation’s story. But we have more work to do.

    In Solidarity, 

    Team AFL-CIO

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    Dallas AFL-CIO activists put our backs into supporting the Freedom Riders going to New Orleans on June 17. UNITE-HERE was the union with the gumption to organize the bus, but we helped fill it. Judy Bryant and the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans brought a good group to see the bus off.

    Even before the New Orleans bus departed from 1408 N Washington, news came that the Communications Workers of America is organizing multiple buses to carry Texans to the state capitol for a major voters’ rights rally on Sunday, June 20. Sign up here for free transportation.

    CWA for Freedom Rides

    While Texas suffers from heat, electricity shortage, disease, evictions, and food insufficiency, it is more and more clear that only united action holds any promise. Politicians who are clearly trying to keep us separated and helpless must be fought. Labor asks everybody to get on the bus for freedom!

    Labor Maintains Political Gains

     The Dallas AFL-CIO held a smooth but significant meeting on June 17. Longtime member and activist Kenneth Stretcher comments on our new President, “I have been a Dallas CLC delegate, off and on, since Reagan was President and Bro [Ray Oliver] Edmonson is the best one yet. He is easygoing and he enforces parliamentary procedure without sounding like a lawyer.”

    Council delegates heard a glowing political report and then took steps to make sure that working families continue to get the best representation possible. Sister Mariah Warwick will continue to direct our efforts.

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    Jun 19, 10A: Celebrate end of slavery in Texas with a march. Starts at William Blair Jr park

    Jun 19, 1:30P: CWA Juneteenth celebration on Facebook 

    Jun 19, 3P: President Kenneth Williams, Dallas Chapter of Texas Alliance for Retired Americans, presents “Juneteenth and Today’s Challenges” on Facebook

    Jun 19, 1-7P: Dallas Juneteenth Freedom...

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    Governor Evers has issued Executive Order #113 for a Special Election to be held July 13, 2021 to fill the vacant seat in Assembly District 37.  The seat became vacant when former State Rep. Jagler was elected to the state Senate.
     
    Governor Evers has issued Executive Order #113 for a Special Election to be held July 13, 2021 to fill the vacant seat in Assembly District 37.  The seat became vacant when former State Rep. Jagler was elected to the state Senate.
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    Governor Evers has issued Executive Order #113 for a Special Election to be held July 13, 2021 to fill the vacant seat in Assembly District 37.  The seat became vacant when former State Rep. Jagler was elected to the state Senate.
     
    Governor Evers has issued Executive Order #113 for a Special Election to be held July 13, 2021 to fill the vacant seat in Assembly District 37.  The seat became vacant when former State Rep. Jagler was elected to the state Senate.
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    *The Wisconsin AFL-CIO is proud to endorse Pete Adams in the July 13, 2021 special election in Assembly District 37.* Assembly District 37 is located in south-central Wisconsin, the district comprises southwest Dodge County and parts of northern Jefferson County and eastern Columbia County.
     
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    On June 19, we commemorate the emancipation of enslaved Black people in the United States. 

    To the Black community: We hope tomorrow is a day full of Black joy as you celebrate your power and resilience. 

    To the rest of us: Over the past year, white supremacy and domestic terrorism caused the murder of Black lives. It also caused the Jan. 6 insurrection, which was a great threat to our democracy. We cannot ignore the hate in this country. 

    We cannot ignore it in our workplaces, either. Persistent wage disparities are a tool of white supremacy. So is chronic unemployment and disproportionate job losses for Black workers during the pandemic.

    Those are our issues. That’s what the labor movement fights against.

    We fight so working people can live our lives, speak with our own voices and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

    So we’ll push for legislation that empowers Black workers like the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. We’ll protect Black voting rights by supporting the For the People Act (S. 1). We’ll say the names of those who were taken from us by racist violence and fight for police reform.

    The historic signing by President Biden making Juneteenth a federal holiday is a recognition of Black power and a reflection of America’s ongoing journey to tell our nation’s story. But we have more work to do.

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    The General Assembly convened a special session on Tuesday with the Senate passing SB 1201, legislation legalizing recreational cannabis for adult use and SB 1202, the budget implementer. Both bills were sent to the House, where they were amended on Wednesday and sent back to the Senate.

    SB 1201 Cannabis

    On Tuesday, the Senate amended the bill to expand the definition of an “equity applicant” for a cannabis business license. Advocates sought to ensure that half of all licenses would be issued to those who had been impacted by the war on drugs. Applicants from areas with high rates of drug convictions or high unemployment and had incomes under 300% of the state median income were deemed equity applicants. The Senate amendment added another group - those who had been arrested or convicted on marijuana charges or had a parent, spouse or child who had been arrested or convicted. That action prompted Governor Lamont to threaten to veto the bill.

    When the House convened Wednesday, it removed the Senate amendments before passing the bill, earning the Governor’s support. The amended bill was sent back to the Senate as a disagreeing action. The Senate reconvened Thursday morning to pass it again.

    SB 1201 is important to the Labor movement because it requires cannabis business license applicants to negotiate labor peace agreements with a labor union before licenses can be awarded. It also requires licensees to negotiate project labor agreements for construction projects on retail and cultivation facilities valued at more than $5 million.

    SB 1202 Budget Implementer & The Connecticut Essential Workers COVID-19 Assistance Program

    Among the many provisions contained in the budget implementer is the creation of the Connecticut Essential Workers COVID-19 Assistance Program within the State Comptroller’s Office. It allows essential workers with new or pending COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims to be reimbursed for medical costs, lost wages and, if necessary, $3,000 to supplement the $9,000 burial benefit provided by the Federal Emergency Management Authority. The budget includes $34 million for this fund. The implementer also raises the workers’ compensation burial benefit for all future workers’ compensation claims to $12,000 and indexes it to inflation going forward.

    The budget implementer included a number of other pro-worker provisions, including:

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    JOIN THE GREATER SOUTHEASTERN LABOR COUNCIL AS WE SHOW UP FOR THE USW 1357 STRIKE LINE IN SOLIDARITY. WE WILL BE THERE FROM 6-8PM, WITH A SOLIDARITY ROLL CALL HAPPENING AT 7PM. WE ARE HERE TO SHOW SUPPORT, SO BRING AS MANY PEOPLE WITH YOU AS YOU CAN!
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    PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COME WITH A DONATION TO THE STRIKELINE, WHETHER IT BE DONATING TO THE STRIKE FUND OR SHOWING UP WITH A STOP N SHOP GIFT CARD. TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE STRIKE LINE, PLEASE DO SO BY MAILING CHECKS HERE: ATTN: SHAWN BOWEN, LOCAL 1357 FIN. SEC’Y, 33 ROGERS ST., DARTMOUTH, MA 02748.
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    IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE TEXT OR CALL LISA LEMIEUX AT 774 328 0394. WE WILL SEE YOU THERE!
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    HARTFORD, CT — Today, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), which represents 13,000 Connecticut frontline workers in food, retail and healthcare statewide, applauded the passage of Senate Bill 1201, which will legalize recreational, adult-use of cannabis in Connecticut, including its sale and safe regulation. The bill now heads to the desk of Governor Ned Lamont for his signature, which would make Connecticut the 18th state to legalize recreational cannabis as more states embrace the economic benefits the industry is creating.

    UFCW Local 371 and UFCW Local 919 have been leading voices in the push to strengthen Connecticut cannabis jobs as the industry expands across the state. Experts say the Connecticut adult-use marijuana market could generate $250 million in sales in the first full year and $725 million in the fourth year.

    UFCW Local 371 President Ronald Petronella and UFCW Local 919 President Mark Espinosa released the following joint statement:

    “Connecticut working families need an economy that puts them first. With this bill, Connecticut can create thousands of good-paying cannabis jobs that will strengthen our...

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