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It is the right of every registered voter to cast their vote, whether you choose to vote by mail or in person.

Working families deserve a leader who will focus on “we, the people,” not just on the person they see in the mirror. Only Vice President Joe Biden can be that president. I’ve known Joe for 40 years. He loves his family, loves working people and loves our country. His “Made in America” plan will revitalize America's manufacturing in a way Trump never could. Biden doesn’t only have the best plan to beat the virus and help workers recover financially—he is the only candidate for president with a plan at all. And with a Biden administration, we’ll finally pass the PRO Act, allowing workers to join a union freely and fairly.

If you have not completed and returned your ballot yet you still have many options to cast your vote.

We are truly all in this together. We work collectively, we bargain collectively, and we vote collectively for a reason. We are stronger as a union. It is each individual member that makes up our unions and we want to encourage all our sisters and brothers to make their voice heard in this historic election while also being sure they stay safe.

 

 

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

 

The legislation called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is something that sounds too good to be true. Guess what? It is.

 

Millions Excluded from Paid Leave During Pandemic

 

In the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) the Department of Labor under the Trump Administration issued a temporary exemption on the availability of paid leave to some employers. This included 9 million healthcare workers, businesses with under 50 employees, and 4.4 million first responders.

 

Outstanding union-endorsed candidates Eugene DePasquale, Brittney Rodas, Patty Smith, Shana Danielson, and, of course, Joe Biden, stood together with union members across the commonwealth at voter registration drives and rallies this week in Pennsylvania.
Labor Council Presidents from Chester, Delaware, Harrisburg, Reading, Berks, Westmoreland, and York Counties led the way! 

Waiving Rights to Collective Claims

 

The Trump Administration has worked relentlessly to try and divide workers as they take up lawsuit after lawsuit against working people. For example, the brief that the Trump Justice Department filed that would make it legal to require workers to waive their rights in class or collective claims. Under previous administrations, this practice was seen to violate workers’ rights.

 

On Friday, September 25th we held our 10th Annual Golf Outing at Whispering Woods Golf Course. Every year we use this event for two purposes: to build Solidarity through an enjoyable day of golfing and fun in the outdoors, and to raise funds of which half of the profits are donated to the four foodbank warehouses that service those in need throughout our jurisdiction.

Reducing Accessibility to Healthcare

 

Half a century after Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, labor advocates say the agency in charge of enforcing the landmark law is failing to protect American workers during the coronavirus pandemic. "We lag behind the rest of the world when it comes to health and safety on the job," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said this week in a conference call. "OSHA has been absent."

Read the full article in CBS News.