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The current Presidential Administration wants to limit our right to organize and limit worker protections. They will try and fool the public into believing there is freedom in non-union work.

Labor Leader of the Week doesn’t quite describe this recognition.

Voting in Pennsylvania and our role in this next election is so important it is regularly on the national news.

Anne Kurtek has been a proud union member for over 40 years, starting her career with Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers (OCAW), and has been organizing workers ever since. As of 2001, she has served as President of the Schuylkill County Central Labor Council (CLC) and is now a member of USW Local 719. Prior to that, she was the Recording Secretary for nearly a decade and a member of the Committee of Minority Affairs.

 

On August 18, 1920, women gained the Constitutional right to vote after a century-long fight for equal representation. This year will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

The new postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, has been instituting widespread changes to the U.S.

One way to view President Donald Trump’s executive actions last week on COVID relief is that they represent unlawful overreach. But that would imply that while his actions are illegal, they are nevertheless effective — and therein lies the core problem. What our showman president signed last week was nothing more than smoke and mirrors. 

We highly recommend that everyone apply for a mail-in Ballot and VOTE, early. It is wiser for us to depend on our union brothers and sisters to deliver our ballots. Than to chance COVID and/or bureaucracy resulting in possible changes to polling places, the extra travel and the disenfranchising of members of our communities.

Mail-In Ballot applications are available online at https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/OnlineAbsenteeApplication/

"Kamala Harris has spent her career tackling some of the most critical issues facing working families. As CA’s attorney general, she held big banks accountable in the wake of the housing crisis, prosecuted employers for stealing our wages & advanced criminal justice reform.  As a U.S. senator, she has achieved a perfect AFL-CIO lifetime score, working to create a fairer process for forming a union and protecting our health care and retirement security.

In March, working families across the country started to scramble. Our homes were transformed into makeshift classrooms, summer camps and daycare centers as the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered schools and child care facilities.