Archive: November, 2016

Stand with Franklin Street Bakery Workers Trying to Unionize In Minneapolis

Posted by BCTGM - November 28, 2016 - Organizing, Take Action FranklinStreetOrg

For years, employees at the Franklin Street Bakery in Minneapolis have reported poverty wages, lack of time off for illness and family, unaffordable health coverage, little opportunity for advancement, and favoritism. Workers are now exercising their legal right to form a union because they believe speaking up together is the only way bakery management will […]

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‘The Work of the Labor Movement Continues with Fresh Urgency’: Trumka Statement on 2016 Election

Posted by BCTGM - November 9, 2016 - 2016 Elections

Today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement on the results of the 2016 presidential election: Donald Trump has been elected president. America is a democratic nation, and the voters have spoken. The AFL-CIO accepts the outcome of this election and offers our congratulations to President-elect Trump. More than anything, this election is an […]

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Know Your Rights: State Laws on Employee Time Off to Vote

Posted by BCTGM - November 4, 2016 - 2016 Elections, AFL-CIO myvote2016

Thank you to the AFL-CIO for defining state laws that allow employees to take time away from work to vote.  Federal law does not require that employers allow their workers time off to vote, but the majority of states have at least some level of protection for employees who want to leave work to engage […]

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Make a Plan to Vote

Posted by BCTGM - November 3, 2016 - 2016 Elections, AFL-CIO make-a-plan-to-vote_blog_post_fullwidth

Crossposted from AFL-CIO NOW You’ve done the research. You’ve watched the debates. You’ve looked at the state and local races. You know who you’re voting for. You’ve figured out which way you want to vote on ballot initiatives. For voters like you and me, voting is going to be a breeze. No one needs to […]

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Working Families Guide to Important State Ballot Measures This Election

Posted by BCTGM - November 3, 2016 - 2016 Elections, AFL-CIO gotv2016_twitter

This is a cross post from the AFL-CIO NOW BLOG. This election isn’t only about choosing elected leaders to represent working families in the White House, Congress, state legislatures and at the municipal level; there are also measures on the ballot on Election Day in several states. Many of the issues on the ballot will […]

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