By Kenneth Quinnell for aflcio.org
It’s time once again to take a look at the ways working people are making progress in the states. Click on any of the links to follow the state federations on Twitter.
State Auditor Nicole Galloway continues to fight for workers on the front lines. https://t.co/rzMYjvUwuR— Missouri AFL-CIO (@MOAFLCIO) April 17, 2020
So many of our union sisters, brothers are working in essential professions. Here’s Lara Horn, NALC member, walking in Elk City. John Fallecker, NALC, is in Mink Shoals, & APWU member Josh Kitchen is working the Charleston office. Thanks Lara, John & Josh!! Stay Safe!!!💪👊 pic.twitter.com/fcBXQmraGU— West Virginia AFLCIO (@WestVirginiaAFL) April 20, 2020
"With each day of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have grown increasingly grateful for things we used to take for granted, like grocery workers, without whom we could not meet our most basic needs."https://t.co/HZxJQY1H1k— Tennessee AFL-CIO (@tnaflcio) April 21, 2020
There are 11 days left until #MayDay2020 and front line workers still lack proper safety equipment, affordable, accessible health care & treatment. Show unity & #solidarity with workers of the world during this crisis. Sign the Workers' Bill of Rights now: https://t.co/VzdE9dXqp9 pic.twitter.com/50mBWxdvjD— California Labor Federation (@CaliforniaLabor) April 21, 2020
Florida’s Unemployment System is failing Florida.— Florida AFL-CIO (@FLAFLCIO) April 21, 2020
Almost 94 percent of applicants haven’t received any support. For the few that have been approved, Florida’s weekly benefits are some of the lowest in the nation.
Sign the petition: https://t.co/3vmhNts86v pic.twitter.com/KRrxAyPve8
Thousands of Georgians have been hit with job loss and food insecurity as our economy has reacted to the crisis. We’re proud to help our members & their families through hard times and ensure their safety at work when back on the job. #1u https://t.co/EziNbIfPrb— Georgia AFL-CIO (@AFLCIOGeorgia) April 20, 2020
The president wants to reopen the economy far too quickly. Worker safety and science have to come before politics and corporate profits.— Indiana AFL-CIO (@INAFLCIO) April 21, 2020
Worker safety, economic recovery and public health are intertwined. Moving too fast or doing too little on one front makes everyone less safe.
If you haven't received an Absentee Ballot Request form, apply here and mail back to your County Auditor: https://t.co/E5Kl2tkKd1— Iowa AFL-CIO (@IowaAFLCIO) April 21, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. Working people are now faced with unprecedented challenges. We want to hear from you. What challenges are you facing? You can let us know by taking our short survey. https://t.co/5GT1PxBAVs #1u #StayHomeMN @aflcio #mnleg pic.twitter.com/SMVtmEpgfr— Minnesota AFL-CIO (@MNAFLCIO) April 21, 2020
What help is available for unemployed NC workers during the #COVID19 pandemic? We talked to our attorney to get answers to your questions about what can be a complicated system: https://t.co/E1znf5NES6 #1u— NC State AFL-CIO (@NCStateAFLCIO) April 20, 2020
Nice. Now how about offering your workers free PPE, paid time off, and raises. https://t.co/0mik6BMRsA— Ohio AFL-CIO (@ohioaflcio) April 21, 2020
“If anyone can keep us safe, it’s the working class. They will be the ones that allow us to not only survive COVID-19 but thrive as a nation,” said Local 2003 President Anthony Holton.https://t.co/d1tod6Hca0— Oregon AFL-CIO (@OregonAFLCIO) April 20, 2020
“Our frontline workers are risking their lives to save others. More than a million Pennsylvanians have been laid off. This is not a time to play games with our lives and livelihoods.” @Darrinkellypgh @AlleghenyLabor https://t.co/fF4x8PIqlk— PA AFL-CIO (@PaAFL_CIO) April 20, 2020
COVID-19 Violence Prevention resources. pic.twitter.com/jpfdqEJNLN— Rhode Island AFL-CIO (@riaflcio) April 21, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: "Sadly, TX remains the only state that does not automatically provide workers' compensation to employees. Front line workers should not be forced to prove that COVID-19 was the result of a workplace contact to get benefits." https://t.co/VvAKyvU4gG— Texas AFL-CIO (@TexasAFLCIO) April 20, 2020
Hats off to these American heroes. More than 40 employees lived at their plant for 28 days to make material to protect health care workers, https://t.co/MLaryeoHd2— WI AFL-CIO (@wisaflcio) April 21, 2020