Southeastern Connecticut, AFL-CIO

 

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The CT Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Supports the
“WE REMEMBER” RALLY
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DR. KING’S DEATH

We will bear witness – commemorating King’s legacy and vision.
We will join in an urgent, common bond to act together—for a living wage, for quality affordable health care, for strong fully funded public schools, racial and ethnic justice, a strong democracy and an economy that WORKS FOR ALL OF US- not just the few.
For more info contact: Ann Pratt
860.209.1234 – [email protected]
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Friday, March 16th, marks the 10th day workers from Porcelain Specrail have been on strike. Last week, roughly 40 people rallied around the 60 IUPAT workers who are demanding better wages, affordable health insurance, and a 401k retirement plan. The owners of Porcelen Specrail, whom reside in Cleveland, Ohio, are starting to feel the pressure from community support of the workers.

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Organized labor managed an increasingly rare feat on Monday — a political victory — when its allies turned back a Senate measure aimed at rolling back labor rights on tribal lands.

The legislation, called the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, would have exempted enterprises owned and operated by Native American tribes from federal labor standards, even for employees who were not tribal citizens.

The notion of bringing home 80 cents for every dollar pocketed by a man on a national basis is unsettling enough. But it's even more startling when those lost wages are added up.

Overall, it amounts to $10,000 in lost wages a year, says Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families. That chunk of cash could pay for 14 more months of child care, 74 more weeks of groceries and an additional 10 months of rent for the average woman.

As America prepares to observe the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination today, there is one name you may not hear: Bayard Rustin. A close confidante and mentor of King, Rustin was a key leader of the civil rights movement and chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. He proved to be a transformative figure in the fight for racial justice, even introducing King to the Gandhian principles of nonviolence that would come to define the struggle. He also happened to be gay. 

Rep.-elect Conor Lamb made national waves with his improbable win in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. He faced down $10 million in outside money funneled to his opponent by corporate and right-wing interests. He fought through a barrage of incessant, hyperpartisan attacks blanketing the airwaves. He was abandoned by his own party’s national infrastructure in a district that hadn’t elected a Democrat in nearly 15 years. And he still came out on top.