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Broken Promises, a Botched Response and a Better Way Forward

Four years ago, enough union members in places like Wisconsin, Michigan and my home state of Pennsylvania defected from the Democratic Party to tip the election to Donald Trump. While neither the AFL-CIO nor I supported him, I understood why many union members did. Trump branded himself as an outsider. He did not sound like a politician. While crass and offensive, he spoke to the desire of working people for a louder voice.

As someone who represents 12.5 million workers and 56 unions, I had a responsibility to work with the new president. Before the inauguration, he invited me to Trump Tower. We spoke about the areas where we could find common ground and how we could bring his pro-worker campaign promises to fruition. Soon after, I accepted an invitation to sit on his manufacturing council.

Working people have been promised the moon by presidents of both parties. And while few have delivered, I genuinely hoped, for the sake of the hardworking families who keep America running, that Trump would. But with each passing day, it became clear that President Trump was never the...

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Watch: Women Members of BAC Contribute to Their Union and the Building Trades

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

The Bricklayers (BAC) had a great turnout at the first virtual Women Build Nations Conference earlier this month. In a video shown at the convention, some of BAC’s female members talked about their contributions and experiences being a part of the union. Liliana Calderon said, “Let’s shoot as high as we can to have and retain new members, especially women and minorities.” Calderon, a member of BAC Local 21 in Illinois, received one of the North America’s Building Trades Unions’ (NABTU’s) first-ever Tradeswomen Heroes Award.

Kenneth Quinnell
Mon, 11/02/2020 - 10:00

COVID-19, Community Service

When it comes to bookkeeping, numbers are essential to the game. Bookkeeping clerks, who are also referred to as bookkeepers, aim to fulfill a number of important functions through their work with the accounting staff of a company or business.

Their main job is to record every transaction that happens throughout a specific time frame, as well as recording deposits and income of the company’s accounts. They are also accountable for any data that is in the system, which also means that they are held liable and will be answerable for discrepancies in the records of the company.
In light of this, therefore, the last thing you should think about when looking at Dormzi’s freelance bookkeeping jobs or any other organizations job is to view them as mere data entry tasks, because the numbers are eventually a pointer to the company’s health. If you want to become a freelance bookkeeper, keep in mind that the competition is stiff and employers only want the best. Here are some basics to remember:
They do not just want a basic educational level
In the past, all that most employers needed from bookkeepers was to have a high school diploma, as well as a solid...

Fighting for Working Families: In the States Roundup

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.

Alabama AFL-CIO:

Such a wonderful story! https://t.co/Rc93Kn8EHR
— Alabama AFL-CIO (@AlabamaAFLCIO) October 26, 2020

California Labor Federation:

Don’t let corporate greed rob our students of a quality education and our communities of their public transportation, health, and safety. Say YES to putting our schools & communities first! #VOTE:
✅ YES on Prop 15! #YesOn15 #FundOurFuture pic.twitter.com/FxUe0KKTuA
— NO on Prop 22 (California Labor Federation) (@CaliforniaLabor) October 30, 2020

Colorado AFL-CIO:

In the absence of any Senate Republican leadership leading to another stimulus bill, we applaud Governor Polis for stepping up and helping unemployed Coloradans during these challenging times! @GovofCO #copolitics #Coleghttps://t.co/OcC4bNp2AX
— Colorado AFL-CIO (@AFLCIOCO) October 29, 2020...

Cannabis-based food has been around for a long time; however, it has only recently begun to rise in popularity among those looking for a more natural treatment or recreational use, thanks in no small part to relevant studies that have debunked many of the common misconceptions about these products. But what exactly makes its consumption better than other delivery methods of CBD? In this article, we will discuss a few reasons why the ingestion of cannabis – be it gummies, capsules, chocolates, or other infused items that are fit to eat – is a better option.

1. The effects last longer
One of the reasons why more and more people opt for edibles over other CBD products is that their effects last much longer. Due to the digestion process, the compound is released slower than it would’ve been if smoked. And because of this, the duration of the cannabis-infused food’s efficacy can last for a long period of up to five hours. However, keep in mind that factors like the edible dosage and your tolerance to it will play a role in how long it’ll last.
2. They’re delicious and fun
Another advantage that weed edibles have over other cannabidiol product counterparts is...

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: NATCA’s Disaster Response Committee Raises Funds for Union Relief Efforts

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

With so many severe storms and wildfires having struck parts of our country over the past several months, unions are stepping up to provide relief for our members and our communities that have been impacted. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) established a fund for disaster relief in 1992, in the wake of Hurricane Andrew in Florida and Louisiana. Following the devastating 2017 hurricane season, NATCA formed its own Disaster Response Committee to manage the union’s Disaster Relief Fund and organize the relief process for NATCA members affected by a disaster. Due to the generosity of its membership, NATCA’s Disaster Relief Fund has continued to grow. Click here to donate.

Kenneth Quinnell
Fri, 10/30/2020 - 09:21


All businesses – even the smallest sole proprietorships – need to stay on top of things, and any small business owner or self-employed individual knows this. If you know how your business is doing and where it is going, this facilitates the right decisions and helps move your business forward. But one way to keep track of where your business is going and how it is doing it to stay on top of your finances – and this is where proper bookkeeping comes in. Bookkeeping isn’t just the practice and process of recording your incoming as well as outgoing funds and keeping a record of your business’ cash flow – it’s also about keeping a good eye on your services, materials, and payroll, and so on. Fortunately, bookkeeping is now a lot easier, thanks to technology and software, and you can even harness the expertise of a bookkeeping service to stay on track. But why else is proper bookkeeping essential for your small business? Here, your main questions are answered.
Its main use and importance
Bookkeeping is undoubtedly essential for any business because of financial and legal purposes. If your records are kept as accurate as possible, this allows you to get a good idea of...

We can say that Courier or Dispatches are experts who deliver consignment or bundles starting with one area, then onto the next as per the customers’ requirement. You can work as a delivery person for any private courier company; however, some work freely as a freelancer. Most courier people do all day, and many are relied upon to work broadened hours during the holidays.
Turning into a courier person is an extraordinary thought for anybody keen on driving extended periods and giving excellent client care to bundle beneficiaries. In today’s world, becoming a courier person is the best part-time job that every individual is looking for. Many individuals can make good courier jobs, and it is a particularly extraordinary employment decision for individuals who love driving. Courier jobs are typically delegated, entry-level representatives.
Courier Duties And Responsibilities

Load and Unload Cargo: First and foremost, the Courier person is responsible for loading and unloading the shipment all alone. For this, as a courier person, you must know the knowledge and skill of safe lifting procedures and techniques. As a courier man, sometimes you may work two by two...

In recent years, online trading in Nigeria has seen explosive growth. More and more residents are turning to the Forex to make a profit. You do not need a degree in finance to join the global trading community. Thanks to modern apps, lucrative trends are at your fingertips. Here are the key aspects of Forex today.
The foreign exchange is the biggest financial market worldwide. It is accessed by institutions and individuals who buy and sell currencies. Individuals act as retail traders, and they work through trading platforms and apps. As currency exchange rates are always changing, you can profit from well-timed trades. This is the goal of every market participant.

What Is the Nigerian Currency Market?
Nigeria has a robust trading community which is ever-growing. Residents can access the market through local and international brokers. They use cutting-edge software like MetaTrader 4 to manage their trades. The market is open 24 hours a day, every weekday.
What Are the Basics of Currency Trading?
All currencies are valued against one another. For example, the price for EUR/USD shows how many euros one American dollar costs. The duplicate nature...

Make a Plan to Vote: What Working People Are Doing This Week

Welcome to our regular feature, a look at what the various AFL-CIO unions and other working family organizations are doing across the country and beyond. The labor movement is big and active—here's a look at the broad range of activities we're engaged in this week.

Actors' Equity:

THANK YOU to all of the Equity members who volunteered for last Thursday's Phone Bank for Biden/Harris.

>1,200 calls made
>97 hours of conversations

Thursday 10/29 is your last chance to make a difference as we hit the home stretch of the 2020 election.https://t.co/q6kMQD2ZOn
— Actors' Equity (@ActorsEquity) October 27, 2020


Trump's new executive order is a direct assault on federal scientists. #1u https://t.co/6GduSB4lNH
— AFGE (@AFGENational) October 28, 2020


AFSCME President Lee Saunders: By rushing through the nomination of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the @SenateGOP “willfully turned their backs on relief for our communities,...