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Hurricane Sandy Resources for New York Residents
If you're in New York and need assistance locating Hurricane Sandy resources or want to volunteer to help, here are some links to get you started:Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's WebsiteThis site has comprehensive info on applying for FEMA assistance, updates on gas shortages, warming centers and tips for cold weather, transportation (bridges, roads, subways, railways), food assistance, power outage updates, unemployment insurance and more.http://www.governor.ny.gov/ 

If you're in New York and need assistance locating Hurricane Sandy resources or want to volunteer to help, here are some links to get you started:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Website

This site has comprehensive info on applying for FEMA assistance, updates on gas shortages, warming centers and tips for cold weather, transportation (bridges, roads, subways, railways), food assistance, power outage updates, unemployment insurance and more.

http://www.governor.ny.gov/...

Mitt Romney: Shed the American Worker
According to a new Transport Workers (TWU) video, America's workers and their retirement security are simply "excess costs" to Mitt Romney. Romney thinks major corporations should be able to "shed" these costs any time they please, no matter the consequences to people's lives. Watch TWU's latest YouTube video and make sure you vote Nov. 6. 

According to a new Transport Workers (TWU) video, America's workers and their retirement security are simply "excess costs" to Mitt Romney. Romney thinks major corporations should be able to "shed" these costs any time they please, no matter the consequences to people's lives. Watch TWU's latest YouTube video and make sure you vote Nov. 6. 

There's Still Time to Phone Bank and Get Out the Vote
Do your part in getting friends and family out to vote for pro-working family candidates this Tuesday. Sign up for the Workers' Voice Friends and Neighbors (FAN) online social phone bank tool that is available in key battleground states. Start phone banking here: http://go.aflcio.org/Phone-Bank.

Do your part in getting friends and family out to vote for pro-working family candidates this Tuesday. Sign up for the Workers' Voice Friends and Neighbors (FAN) online social phone bank tool that is available in key battleground states. 

Start phone banking here: http://go.aflcio.org/Phone-Bank.

Wisconsin Workers Applaud Ruling Overturning Walker’s Anti-Collective Bargaining Law
Friday’s ruling by Dane County Circuit Court Judge Juan Colas that the law (Act 10) that Gov. Scott Walker (R) rammed through the legislature last year is unconstitutional on both the state and federal level “Shows as we have said from day one,” says Wisconsin State AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt:Scott Walker’s attempt to silence the union men and women of Wisconsin’s public sector was an immoral, unjust and illegal power grab. Now, a court has ruled that the essential provisions of Act 10, Scott Walker’s draconian attack on public worker’s right to collectively bargain, is unconstitutional. 

Friday’s ruling by Dane County Circuit Court Judge Juan Colas that the law (Act 10) that Gov. Scott Walker (R) rammed through the legislature last year is unconstitutional on both the state and federal level “Shows as we have said from day one,” says Wisconsin State AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt:

Scott Walker’s attempt to silence the union men and women of Wisconsin’s public sector was an immoral, unjust and illegal power grab. Now, a court has ruled...

Put the Union Label in Your Easter Basket
If your kids are going to get a sugar buzz from their Easter basket treasures, you can at least make sure it’s a union-made sugar buzz. Our friends at Union Plus have a handy candy guide to union-made treats.

If your kids are going to get a sugar buzz from their Easter basket treasures, you can at least make sure it’s a union-made sugar buzz. Our friends at Union Plus have a handy candy guide to union-made treats.

Check Out the Union Members Behind a Great Food Bank and Cable Cars
Two new features on our website introduce you to union members who are helping families in the Reading, Pa., community and who keep San Francisco's iconic cable cars running.

Two new features on our website introduce you to union members who are helping families in the Reading, Pa., community and who keep San Francisco's iconic cable cars running.

Building Star Can Create 185,000 Green Jobs This Year
In the current recession, no sector has been harder hit than the construction industry, which has lost more than 2 million jobs.  The unemployment rate in the construction industry is a staggering 27 percent, almost triple the overall unemployment rate. You can help put building and construction trades workers back on the job by contacting your senators and representatives and urging them to support Building Star-H.R. 5476 and S. 3079. The legislation would provide building owners rebates and low-cost financing options for energy-efficient renovations in existing buildings. It would, says the Sheet Metal Workers (SMWIA): mobilize building owners, construction firms, the building trades and manufacturers and distributors of building supplies to create jobs NOW in 2010, not later. Building Star will put sheet metal workers back to work retrofitting existing buildings, and would do so fast. If acted on quickly, the bill could create as many as 185,000 jobs this year in construction, manufacturing and support jobs. Click...

In the current recession, no sector has been harder hit than the construction industry, which has lost more than 2 million jobs.  The unemployment rate in the construction industry is a staggering 27 percent, almost triple the overall unemployment rate.

You can help put building and construction trades workers back on the job by contacting your senators and representatives and urging them to support Building Star-H.R. 5476 and S. 3079. The legislation would provide building owners rebates and low...