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    TELL THE SENATE: WE WANT A $10 MINIMUM WAGE
    More than 80% of Americans want to see the minimum wage increased. Obstruction is not an option -- demand Congress vote on the Fair Minimum Wage Act and raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour NOW.
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      Help Protect Airline Customer Service Representatives from Assault

      When a TSA agent or law enforcement officer is assaulted at an airport, it’s a serious federal crime. And rightfully so, since we’re counting on them to keep us safe. But airline gate and ticket agents, who also have critical security functions, are not currently protected by federal law, even though they control access to aircraft.
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      Are you registered to vote?

      National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 27! Will you celebrate by registering to vote? If you're already registered, you can help a friend, family member, or coworker register. Election 2016 is fast approaching, and we want to make sure union members and families are ready. So much is at stake in this election - including your fundamental rights as a union member.
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      Touhy Avenue Closure in Des Plaines

      Due to the first day of the railroad crossing reconstruction, we understand there have been extraordinary delays for our members. If you get an RL as a result of the traffic congestion, please call the hall and speak to an officer.
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      Flight Simulator Engineers Reach Tentative Agreement with American Airlines

      Dallas, Texas -- Earlier today, another workgroup represented by the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO reached a tentative agreement with American Airlines. The flight simulator engineers are members of the Joint TWU-IAM Association, which represents over 30,000 workers at the country's largest airline.
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      See the Joint Negotiations Website for updates:

      http://www.usaamerger.com

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      Tammy Duckworth: American Hero, Working People’s Champion

      When Tammy Duckworth was shot down by insurgents while piloting a helicopter over Iraq in 2004, her life came into the hands of the lowest-ranking member of her crew, the door gunner.

      She was vulnerable. Bleeding to death only 400 yards away from the bad guys.

      The gunner, a young man from Peoria, IL, took his weapon and stumbled toward the insurgents.

      “He was shot, he was bleeding, he was going into shock, but he stood his ground,” said Duckworth, who spoke to delegates Tuesday at the IAM’s Grand Lodge Convention in Chicago.

      He saved her life.

      Now a U.S. Representative from Illinois’ 8th congressional district, Duckworth looks back on that day often. She’s a double amputee because of it.

      The young man, who came from a Caterpillar family, protected her when she was at her weakest.

      “You have been there, many of you, in previous fights protecting the vulnerable,” said Duckworth, a 23-year Army veteran.

      Union organizers, Duckworth said, fight for the downtrodden. They stand up to corporate executives and dirty politicians.

      “Just remember, you may not always know what you’re doing and you may be scared and you may be going into shock a little bit—but you remember my door gunner and you say to yourself, ‘Not today. You do not get through me, not as long as I’m here,’” said Duckworth.

      Duckworth, who is running for U.S. Senate, has stood with the IAM and working people. She is adamantly against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and has consistently fought for training and apprenticeship programs.

      She respects what unions do for American workers.

      “You folks are the backbone of why this is the greatest nation on the face of the Earth,” said Duckworth. “You are the people who build the things that build this nation that make us the strongest nation on the face of the Earth. It’s your union and unions like yours that help ensure our workers receive the wages, benefits and protections they deserve. This is how our families got stronger, it’s how our country gets stronger.”

      Watch the Full Speech here


      Patricia's Story: 26 Years of Working at the Trump Taj Mahal

      Going on strike was not an easy decision and not something my co-workers and I at the Trump Taj Mahal took lightly. But we knew it was our only option after billionaire Carl Icahn stripped us of our health care and benefits. And we could use your help keeping our fight alive.

      In 26 years serving cocktails at Trump Taj Mahal, I’ve survived four Trump Taj Mahal bankruptcies—and two bouts of breast cancer. There’s never a "good" time to learn that your cancer has returned. But in 2014, when my co-workers and I at the Trump Taj Mahal casino found out we were losing our health care because of Carl Icahn, I received news of my diagnosis.

      It was a very scary time for me; not only was it my second go-around with cancer, but I lost my mother to the same illness. As if cancer wasn’t a difficult battle on its own, I had to constantly worry about debt collectors and payment plans on top of recovering from major reconstructive surgery and chemotherapy sessions. Up until the very last day we still had coverage, I was running around doing everything I could to accelerate my procedures. But the bills piled up—fast. I’m living with a friend now because I had to give up my apartment.

      At the expense of people like myself who have been invested in the Trump Taj Mahal since the day it opened, billionaire Carl Icahn prioritized padding his pockets for a few extra bucks. And it’ll almost be the anniversary of when I had my operation, the same week our health care coverage ended, that Carl Icahn says he’ll be closing the Trump Taj Mahal for good. But we’ve been fighting back and have been out on strike since July 1, and intend on holding the line strong no matter what.

      I don’t know what I would’ve done without the strike hardship fund helping me avoid more collection agents and debt for my chemotherapy bills. By donating to our strike hardship fund, you’re helping keep our fight alive; you’re giving people like me at least one day longer to stand up to a billionaire bully and all the injustices we’ve endured under him at the Trump Taj Mahal.

      This fight goes further than Atlantic City; it’s our time to stand up to these billionaires who think it's OK to put a dollar and cent value on the livelihoods of working people.

      Update: Barring late changes, the Trump Taj Mahal is scheduled to close Oct. 10.


      Good Jobs for Everyone!

      What is BuyBlue?    Buy Blue - 411.org

      BuyBlue is a campaign of Labor 411 that celebrates the power of consumers to support socially responsible employers and help create good jobs. We encourage shoppers across the country to buy goods and services from companies that provide good, middle class jobs and treat their workers fairly.

      Join us and pledge to use your hard-earned dollars on products brought to you by American workers who are paid a living wage.


      Find Socially Responsible Products

      #1 Go to Labor411.org. Search the Consumer Products directory by category and pick two of your favorite products! You can also search brick-and-mortar stores in Los AngelesSan FranciscoWashington D.C. or Philadelphia if you are located in these cities. Simply buy products from any stores listed.

      #2 Use the search bar on Labor411.org. Select a database and search away (select Consumer Products if you’re searching for products rather that city-specific stores).


      About Us

      BuyBlue is a campaign of Labor 411. We are here to make your consumer buying choices easy and fun. We call it “Buying Blue” and we hope you will join us in making your everyday decisions count.



       

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      Chicago workers' compensation lawyers

      Peter D. Corti Law Group, PC  Call (312) 782-8372

      Action Center
      TELL THE SENATE: WE WANT A $10 MINIMUM WAGE
      More than 80% of Americans want to see the minimum wage increased. Obstruction is not an option -- demand Congress vote on the Fair Minimum Wage Act and raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour NOW.
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