Wednesday, March 7, 2018

North Dakota AFL-CIO Weekly Update

In West Virginia, the Politicians Fail, and the Teachers Rise

Morgantown, W.Va. — The rolling hills of West Virginia, where I grew up, are home to some of my fondest memories. But time and time again, I’ve watched them serve as a backdrop to injustice and negligence by those who lead, often at the expense of a vulnerable population.
This time, it’s our schoolchildren.

Administration Action on Steel and Aluminum Vital to Protecting National Security

(Pittsburgh) – United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement following a session the President hosted at the White House with steel and aluminum industry executives. During the session, the President indicated that he wanted to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to achieve the goals identified in the Department of Commerce Section 232 investigation reports.
“The steel and aluminum sectors have been under attack by predatory trade practices. For too long, our political leaders have talked about the problem, but have largely left enforcement of our trade laws up to the private sector. This is not what hard-working Americans want from their government. They expect national security, the foundation of which is built with steel and aluminum, to be protected.

Supreme Court Janus case is bigger than unions. Upward mobility is at stake.

The case before the Supreme Court on Monday threatens the freedom of millions of Americans working in the public sector to bargain for decent pay, better benefits and a voice in their workplace. But the court's decision won’t just affect government employees. Unions help boost equality and build our nation’s middle class.

Mobile Messaging for North Dakota Workers!

We are happy to introduce a new tool in the fight for workers' rights in North Dakota!
Text NDLABOR to 235246 to join our new mobile messaging service and stay up-to-date on upcoming actions and events for working people!

Join AFSCME, AFL-CIO, JWJ and NWLC for a Facebook Live: Wednesday, March 7 at 5pm EST/2pm PST

Join AFSCME, AFL-CIO, Jobs With Justice and the National Women’s Law Center for a live conversation on how to prevent and combat sexual harassment in the workplace.
AFSCME Secretary Treasurer Elissa McBride, AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler, Jobs With Justice executive director Sarita Gupta and National Women’s Law Center president Fatima Goss Graves will be live for a conversation on a topic everyone is talking about: the pervasive harassment women face at work and the strategies to fight back. You’ll have a chance to ask questions and be part of the discussion.
The #MeToo movement has brought some much needed public attention to the subject of workplace sexual harassment. Unions have long been at the forefront in the fight for equality on the job — including an end to the culture of pervasive harassment.
This is an opportunity to get answers and advice on dealing with and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace, your rights on the job, and our fight for equality in the workplace.

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