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Patt Moon-Updike wanted to be a nurse since she was 9 years old.

On Feb. 15, just days after massive layoffs at Activision Blizzard, the AFL-CIO issued a powerful public statement of support to game developers in the United States. Its message, published in an open letter at Kotaku, was both simple and profound.

Last year, in communities all across the country, millions of Americans mobilized and called for an economy that works for all of us.

Working people are taking fewer vacation days and working more. That's the top finding in a new national survey, conducted by polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research for the AFL-CIO in collaboration with the Economic Policy Institute and the Labor Project for Working Families. In the survey, the majority of America's working people credit labor unions for many of the benefits they receive.

As Hurricane Harvey and its remnants bring unprecedented flooding and damage to a huge portion of Texas, working people in the state are going above and beyond their duties to help one another.

In January, I was invited to serve on President Donald Trump’s manufacturing council, along with my boss, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. At the time, I was deputy chief of staff at the AFL-CIO (the largest federation of trade unions in America) and a spokesperson for the organization on trade, manufacturing, and economic policy. President Trumka and I agreed to serve because we believed — and still do — that working people should have a voice in crucial government decisions affecting their jobs, their lives, and their families.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump stood in the lobby of his tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and again made excuses for bigotry and terrorism, effectively repudiating the remarks his staff wrote a day earlier in response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va.
TAKE ACTION! Sandoval County Commissioner Jay Block (District 2) and Dave Heil (District 4) are working on a so-called "right to work" bill to take away Sandoval County workers’ freedom to negotiate a fair return on our work.

The New Mexico Federation of labor convention has unanimously re-elected Jon Hendry and Maxine Velasquez to their top leadership posts on the executive board.

Congratulations and solidarity forever. Your newly elected NMFL executive board:

Roswell, N.M. – Organizations representing working families will announce the launch of a new political alliance to defend public services for residents of Roswell and Chaves County on Monday, May 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. at Roswell City Hall, 425 N. Richardson.
Join a Picket Line: Can you join striking workers at a picket line at a retail store Friday, Saturday or Sunday? Pickets are happening in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Carlsbad, Farmington and more! INFO: Mike Salazar at 505-204-6037 or Glenda Winternheimer 505-573-4153