Steps to Protect Your Vote: The Working People Weekly List

Steps to Protect Your Vote: The Working People Weekly List

Working People Weekly List

Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here’s this week’s Working People Weekly List.

What to Do if You’re Turned Away at the Polls: “Last week, reports came out that because of Georgia’s ‘exact match’ law, 53,000 residents of the state who registered to vote have had their registration marked as ‘pending,’ raising questions about whether or not those voters will be allowed to cast their ballots in this year’s election. An analysis of the pending applications by The Associated Press showed that they overwhelmingly belong to African American applicants. The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia responded to the news by ensuring Georgians that the ‘pending’ status does not prohibit them from voting if they have proper identification.”

Dispatches from Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts in Florida: “AFL-CIO National Media Manager Carolyn Bobb was given access to see how a multifaceted union disaster response comes together. What follows is her experience documenting a four-day period of Hurricane Michael relief efforts in the Florida Panhandle.”

A Landmark Moment: “After a five-week organizing election, catering workers at United Airlines have overwhelmingly voted to join UNITE HERE. After celebrating late last night, 2,700 United employees in Cleveland, Denver, Honolulu, Houston and Newark, N.J., will soon head to work with the hard-earned rights and dignities that come with a freshly printed union card.”

Union Strong: In the States Roundup: “It’s time once again to take a look at the ways working people are making progress in the states.”

A Series of Firsts: Worker Wins: “Our latest roundup of worker wins begins with more victories for working people in digital media and includes numerous examples of working people organizing, bargaining and mobilizing for a better life.”

Best Candidates for Working People, 2018: Chris Smith: “This November’s elections are shaping up to be among the most consequential in recent U.S. history. Throughout the summer and fall, we are taking a look at the best candidates for working people. Today, we feature Rep. Chris Smith from New Jersey.”

Reaching the Unorganized: “The results of a recent Department for Professional Employees (DPE) campaign with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU) demonstrate that low-cost social media advertising is an effective way to generate quality organizing leads.”

Kenneth Quinnell
Fri, 10/26/2018 – 15:55

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Updated: November 1, 2018 — 1:54 pm