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06/13/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/13/2024 11:16

Equality is Non-Negotiable: What Working People Are Doing This Week

Welcome to our regular feature, a look at what the various AFL-CIO unions and other working family organizations are doing across the country and beyond. The labor movement is big and active-here's a look at the broad range of activities we're engaged in this week.

Actors' Equity:

A group of five stage managers got together to talk shop about their careers, where they fit into the theatrical process and how their work keeps everyone, and everything, together. Read about their chat in the member portal and find highlights on YouTube.

- Actors' Equity (@ActorsEquity) June 12, 2024


Learn more about this latest win for Air Reserve Technicians on civilian duty ⬇️

- AFGE (@AFGENational) June 12, 2024


Finally. Veteran workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art will receive the longevity pay they were promised.

- AFSCME (@AFSCME) June 13, 2024

Alliance for Retired Americans:

We could afford to expand Social Security benefits if the wealthy paid their fair share into the system.

- Alliance for Retired Americans (@ActiveRetirees) June 12, 2024

Amalgamated Transit Union:

The final day of the 2024 ATU Legislative Conference was another exciting and busy day as our members went to Capitol Hill to meet with their Members of Congress to talk about the critical issues impacting our members, their families, our Union, and our industry.

- ATU, Transit Union (@ATUComm) June 13, 2024

American Federation of Teachers:

The Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies is long overdue. Moving the bill out of the @EdWorkforceCmte without it being weakened should happen today.

- AFT (@AFTunion) June 13, 2024

American Postal Workers Union:

Industrial Relations Director Charlie Cash announced the signing of MOUs to continue the higher levels of the Annual Leave Carryover and Annual Leave Exchange for the four groups represented by the APWU (APWU-Main Agreement, IT-AS, HRSSC, NPPN).

- The American Postal Workers Union - APWU (@APWUnational) June 13, 2024

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA:

Solidarity Summer starts now! Flight Attendants are on the picket line today to demand airline management stop stalling and negotiate record contracts now!

- AFA-CWA (@afa_cwa) June 13, 2024

Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers:

"When I first organized this plant in 1998 I promised them I would get them a pension," reflects Canadian V.P. Ron Piercey. "It took some time/effort, but the members are thrilled and thankful of the BCTGM's determination to deliver." #bctgmpower#unionyes

- BCTGM International (@BCTGM) June 11, 2024


L-374 Boilermaker Matt Reum made national headlines when he survived six days in his wrecked truck. The local honored his rescuers, and Brother Reum shared his story with the Boilermaker Reporter ➡️

- Boilermakers Union (@boilermakernews) June 12, 2024


"I appreciate all of the Brothers and Sisters at the BAC that never judge me by my sexual preferences, but by my character and the work that I do."
Meet Jackie Townsend, a member and bricklayer instructor of BAC Local 21 IL, and mentor of many of the LGBTQ

- Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Union (@IUBAC) June 13, 2024

California School Employees Association:

Solidarity with @UPTECWA as they head into bargaining today! ✊

- CWA (@CWAUnion) June 11, 2024

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists:

The leadership, staff and members of CBTU are deeply mournful from learning of the death of Rev. Lawson, who worked closely with CBTU President Emeritus William "Bill" Lucy during the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike. He was a consistent champion of all workers everywhere.

- CBTU (@CBTU72) June 10, 2024

Department for Professional Employees:

Congrats to the nearly 200 employees at Austin Pets Alive! who won their election to form @austinPAW_ with the @MachinistsUnion!

- Department for Professional Employees (@DPEaflcio) June 12, 2024

Electrical Workers:

I've got people all over the country calling and saying, I want to be on that job," - Jerry Payne, business manager #IBEW Local 322. "It means a lot for Kemmerer."

- IBEW (@IBEW) June 11, 2024

International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers:

We're excited to endorse Sue Altman for congress in NJ!

- IFPTE (@IFPTE) June 4, 2024

International Labor Communications Association:

REMINDER: the 2024 Labor Media Awards deadline is only a few weeks away! Get your submissions in by July 1:

- International Labor Communications Association (@ILCAonline) June 7, 2024

Jobs With Justice:

The SCOTUS ruling today is a setback for workers and a win for billionaires like Starbucks' Howard Schultz. It seems they're so scared of unions that they want the whole system protecting workers declared unconstitutional (1/4)

- Jobs With Justice (@jwjnational) June 13, 2024

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement:

In June, we celebrate Pride Month, and honor all the achievements made by our brothers and sisters from the #LGBTQ+ Community defending their rights. Listen to the LCLAA National President's message here:#PrideMonth#HumanRights#LGBTQ+ #WorkersRights

- LCLAA (@LCLAA) June 12, 2024

Labor Heritage Foundation:

ANNOUNCING the Labor Heritage Power Hour Theme Song Contest! We're searching for a theme song for our Power Hour radio show (Thursdays 1p on @WPFWDC 89.3FM); click here to enter!

- Labor Heritage (@LaborHeritage1) June 13, 2024


BAM! #LIUNABuilds the factories that POWER America's #cleanenergy revolution, like the BAM-2 Battery Materials Factory in Moses Lake, WA.

- LIUNA (@LIUNA) June 13, 2024


Machinists of Kentucky/Tennessee, gear up! We recently sharpened our strategies to fight against anti-union legislation and promote pro-worker policies. Together, we grow stronger.

Find out more:

- Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) June 13, 2024

Maritime Trades Department:


- Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO (@Maritime_Trades) June 10, 2024

Mine Workers:

This day marks the 99th anniversary of his untimely passing.

- United Mine Workers (@MineWorkers) June 11, 2024

Musical Artists:

AGMA Ratifies 3-Year Agreement with San Diego Opera:

- AGMA (@AGMusicalArtist) June 4, 2024

National Air Traffic Controllers Association:

The Reloaded Committee will hold its next NATCA 101 class on June 15, at 12 PM EDT. NATCA 101 reviews our Union's history, the work the Union does for its members, and insight for how members can become more involved. This class will be conducted online.

- NATCA (@NATCA) June 13, 2024

National Association of Letter Carriers:

Our overview of convention delegates continues with the next topic: What is a paid delegate? Follow this thread for more information and check out our previous videos at ⤵️

- Letter Carriers (@NALC_National) June 12, 2024

National Day Laborer Organizing Network:

"It's not possible to say New York City is somehow the greatest city in the world, and say we have to wall it off to certain people." - Cal Soto, #NDLON

- NDLON (@NDLON) June 7, 2024

National Domestic Workers Alliance:

We need:

Child care affordability.
Support for child care providers.
Paid family leave.
Protections for domestic workers and care workers.

- Domestic Workers (@domesticworkers) June 13, 2024

National Nurses United:

As nurses, we see the devastation medical debt wreaks on our patients every day, just for receiving the care they need.@POTUS's recent action to remove medical bills from most credit reports is a huge win for patients nationwide!

- NationalNursesUnited (@NationalNurses) June 12, 2024

NWSL Players Association:

June 10th… we acknowledge the anniversary of the Equal Pay Act & its importance within the world of women's football.

- NWSLPA (@nwsl_players) June 10, 2024

NFL Players Association:

Minnesota Vikings RB @Showtyme_33 proved he's elite on and off the field. Through his A&A All The Way Foundation, 12 schools across Wisconsin and Texas received 500 pairs of shoes thanks to Jones' Yards for Shoes Campaign.

- NFLPA (@NFLPA) June 7, 2024

North America's Building Trades Unions:

To teach workers and employers about addiction and resources, @Mass_BTU holds peer support events on the job site.

Models such as this focus on reducing stigma, increasing education, and offering practical support

- The Building Trades (@NABTU) June 12, 2024

Office and Professional Employees:

ICYMI: @OPEIU153 members at the University of Pennsylvania UNANIMOUSLY ratified their first union contract! #UnionStrong

- OPEIU | #UnionStrong (@OPEIU) June 11, 2024

Painters and Allied Trades:

Today, in 1926, Tony Mazzocchi was born.

Mazzocchi was an activist and officer in the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers union, a founder of the Labor Party, and a primer mover behind the 1970 passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Seize the moment, organize and fight

- IUPAT (@GoIUPAT) June 13, 2024

Plasterers and Cement Masons:

"broken labor laws have allowed corporations to undermine unions, but workers are still taking the risk to organize & join them-because they know...membership remains one of the best ways to boost their earnings, learn new skills, & build lasting wealth."

- OPCMIA International (@opcmiaintl) June 10, 2024

Pride At Work:

The Equality Act & LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act are imperative to increase #LGBTQ workplace equity.

Email lawmakers to turn up the volume and demand our communities are seen, heard, & respected!

- Pride at Work (@PrideatWork) June 13, 2024

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union:

Knowledge is power; make sure you know your union contract inside and out!
Have a question? That's what your union reps are here for! You can always contact your @RWDSU rep here:

- RWDSU (@RWDSU) June 12, 2024

Roofers and Waterproofers:

Treat your dad or husband to a union-made gift on Father's Day!

- Roofers Union (@roofersunion) June 13, 2024


We lost a true legend: #JerryWest, a 3-time basketball Hall of Fame inductee and inspiration for the NBA logo. From the court to coaching to leadership, West left a resounding impact on the game. Our condolences to his family. #SagAftraMember since 1964

- SAG-AFTRA (@sagaftra) June 12, 2024

Solidarity Center:

Join us to celebrate the 5th anniversary of ILO Convention #C190

June 20, 8 a.m. ET
️ Discuss bridging labor & women's rights to tackle GBVH by exploring care, labor, & #GBVH.#EndGBVH#WorkerRights#GenderEquality

- Solidarity Center (@SolidarityCntr) June 13, 2024

The NewsGuild-CWA:

In this week's @newsguild newsletter:

- A first contract for CFRA @cwacanada1!
- First contracts for 8 Tribune papers!
- Journalists pressure their employers on AI transparency

& more:

- NewsGuild-CWA (@newsguild) June 7, 2024

Theatrical Stage Employees:

Meet today's #PrideMonth spotlight, Ricky Boudreau. Ricky is a proud member of Local 822 who is passionate about working in wardrobe, and makeup and an advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights.

- IATSE // #IASolidarity (@IATSE) June 13, 2024

Transportation Trades Department:

As a witness in today's important @transportdems hearing about public transit, @TTDAFLCIO President Greg Regan is providing a voice for frontline transit workers.


- TTD | America's Transportation Unions (@TTDAFLCIO) June 13, 2024


On Wednesday, June 12, more than 70 nurses and medics at CareFlight servicing Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH, (Region 2B) voted to join the UAW.

- UAW (@UAW) June 13, 2024

Union Label and Service Trades Department:

There is one way for workers to effectively push back on creeping workplace surveillance: collective bargaining. Unionized workers have a right to bargain over working conditions, including the extent of employer surveillance.

- Union Label Dept. (@ULSTD_AFLCIO) June 5, 2024


Proud to be out today in solidarity with @UNITEHEREPhilly! Aramark workers need family-sustaining wages and healthcare NOW!

- UNITE HERE Local 25 (@UHLocal25) June 12, 2024

United Food and Commercial Workers:

Equality is non-negotiable.

This LGBTQIA+ Equal Pay Awareness Day, we reaffirm our fight to ensure that every community is valued, uplifted, and financially empowered.

- UFCW (@UFCW) June 13, 2024

United Steelworkers:

From the latest USW@Work: USW members who have run for and won political office around the country know that the grassroots difference - in the form of activism by union workers - is the key to winning.

Read more:

- United Steelworkers #EverybodysUnion (@steelworkers) June 13, 2024

Utility Workers:

UWUA members can also join @PrideatWork to show their #solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.

- UWUA National (@The_UWUA) June 13, 2024

Working America:

More than 1 in 4 US households need help to keep up with energy costs. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Want to know if you qualify? Sign up now to receive more information on how to apply and eligibility requirements.

- Working America (@WorkingAmerica) June 11, 2024

Writers Guild of America East:

Procrastination is part of the process ️⬇️

- Writers Guild of America East (@WGAEast) June 13, 2024