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Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Arizona Labor Unions Host Successful Citizenship Fair, with More in the Works Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story. Arizona labor organizers, union members, immigration lawyers and their clients filled the Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) Local 86 hall in Phoenix last month for the Arizona AFL-CIO’s inaugural citizenship fair.Nearly two dozen applicants worked closely with lawyers and union volunteers to fill out applications… [...]

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A Big Thumbs Up: 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:Each month, Equity shares the names of recently deceased members in order to honor their passing and pay our respects. You may read about the losses in our community reported to Equity for March 2024 on the member portal. https://t.co/PivaaaK22T pic.twitter.com/vauVYPWn4k— Actors' Equity… [...]

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Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Wisconsin Gov. Evers Protects Child Labor Law with Senate Bill 436 Veto Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers delivered remarks Monday at the Wisconsin State Council of Machinists’ 2024 spring conference in Madison and vetoed S.B. 436, which would have eliminated the requirement that employers obtain a work permit in order to employ 14- or 15-year-olds.The work permit process… [...]

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Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Austin Pets Alive Workers File to Become Nation’s Largest Animal Shelter Union Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story. Austin Pets Alive (APA) animal shelter employees in Texas filed to form a union with Machinists (IAM) District 776 on Thursday, taking a first step toward creating the largest animal shelter union in the country. Austin Pets Allied Workers (APAW) members are calling for voluntary… [...]

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Fighting for Respect: In the States Roundup It's time once again to take a look at the ways working people are making progress in the states. Click on any of the links to follow the state federations on X (formerly Twitter). Alabama AFL-CIO:Tent going up for our 14th annual Legislative Appreciation Day. pic.twitter.com/GHOisF8gXA— Alabama AFL-CIO (@AlabamaAFLCIO) April 3, 2024Alaska AFL-CIO:It's been over a year since the House State Affairs Committee had one meaningful conversation on defined benefit pensions. #aklegSend an email to members of the House State Affairs Committee to demand a hearing today!https://t.co/yRAKHBBCE0— Alaska AFL-CIO (@AKAFLCIO) April 8, 2024Arizona… [...]

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