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May 31st, 2013 | Posted by admin in Solidarity | Web - (0 Comments)

 

Frozen, Furloughed and Sequestered: Federal Workers Fed Up

Congress rushed to fix the inconvenience caused by air traffic controller furloughs, but other agencies with less powerful constituencies are facing drastic service cuts, and federal worker furloughs amount to 20 percent pay cuts in some cases. (read more)

 

Adjunct Faculty, Now in The Majority, Organize Citywide

Faculty members who work on short-term contracts have launched citywide, cross-college organizing drives in Boston and Pittsburgh. With tenure-track positions fast evaporating, the contingent life now confronts the majority of higher education faculty. (read more)

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American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr.  issued the following statement on May 24, 2013 in response to mass furlough of more than 100,000 federal employees:

“Furlough Friday” is a disgrace to our nation. Let no one believe for a moment that this is some kind of four-day weekend or holiday for federal employees forced out of work without pay.

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The USDA provides free or reduced price lunches to 22 million children during the school year through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). However, during summer break only 3 million of those students participate in the summer feeding program. The program helps fill the summer food gap for low-income children by reimbursing organizations that serve children meals at feeding sites during summer months. Schools, churches, recreation centers, playgrounds, parks, and camps can provide summer meals in neighborhoods with high percentages of low income families, making a positive impact on the lives of hungry children.

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Still Fighting Back Rally: Commemorate the
1937 Republic Steel Memorial Day Massacre
Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm

George Washington High School, 3535 E. 114th St., Chicago
ILHS is a co-sponsor of this event initiated by the United Steelworkers to again mark the savage police attack on a peaceful demonstration of steelworkers that left 10 dead and dozens more wounded. Speakers include ILHS President Larry Spivack, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, USW District 7 Director Jim Robinson, author & activist Stewart Acuff, and retired steelworker and labor activist Ed Sadlowski.
For more information call 773-368-5775.
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Calendar

Hope you can Join Us on Friday May 17, 2013.

 

Come to the  center Auditorium on the 1st floor and hear a 15 minute presentation by our National Representatives giving important information for all SSA employees. Pick your lunch up after the presentation  Bring Flyer for Admittance. No Admittance 5 minutes after the presentation begins.

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