A Labor Day Message from In the Public Interest:
With Labor Day around the corner, we’re taking a moment to say “thank you” to the workers who keep American government running.
A few come to mind: teachers, bus drivers, 911 dispatchers, sanitation workers, social workers, public health nurses, school cafeteria workers, postal clerks and letter carriers, firefighters, probation officers, park maintenance workers, national park rangers, civil and environmental engineers, librarians, highway workers, school crossing guards, childcare workers, and home health aides.
If we missed any, let us know. And please pass this note along to the public sector workers you’re close with—they should know we’ve got their backs.
Day in and day out, these workers make tireless contributions to the strength, prosperity, and well being of our nation. From small towns to big cities, they’re the glue that holds our schools, public transit, infrastructure, and communities together.
Let’s all make an effort to thank them for their work.
And on behalf of millions of public sector workers around the country, thank you for supporting In the Public Interest.
Keep the Promise to Veterans
Congress’ VA Commission on Care has been rigged against veterans from the start. It is stacked with for-profit, pro-privatization hospital executives who have called for shutting down VA hospitals and selling out veterans’ health care and your job to the lowest bidder. Veterans overwhelming prefer the VA for their health care. We must stand together and urge lawmakers to keep the promise we’ve made to veterans for their sacrifice.
Take Action Now
Call Congress at 844-913-7574
Spread the Word
Share these recent Op-Eds and news articles that expose the true purpose of the Commission on Care.
It’s not too late yet to find that perfect holiday gift that carries a union label and is made in America. Below is a wide range of gift possibilities, from clothes to games to sports equipment and more, made by members ofUNITE HERE, Boilermakers (IBB), Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), Machinists (IAM), United Steelworkers (USW), Teamsters (IBT), UAW, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union/UFCW (RWDSU/UFCW) and United Farm Workers (UFW).
This list is compiled from Union Plus, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s resource site, Labor 411, the AFL-CIO Union Label and Service Trades Department and the BCTGM website. Check them out for even more gift ideas.
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2015 Holiday Extravaganza
When: Saturday, December 5, 2015
6:00 pm to midnight
Where: Quality Inn at Midway
7353 S Cicero,
Cost: Union Member – $15.00
Union Member + ONE Guest – $40.00
Dinner & Dancing with Open Bar
DJ and Entertainment
Raffles and Prizes
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