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For educators and administrators, these new updates serve as significant wins and a step forward in the right direction.
Now that we are settling in for the school year, students and educators have been adapting to our new COVID-10 world.
Get involved with your union. If we are going to make change, not only for our profession and the children we serve, but for our larger community, we need every voice to be heard.

Hotel rooms should be cleaned every day. It's what guests expect and pay for.

But using COVID-19 as an excuse, Hilton is ending automatic daily housekeeping, trying to forever change the guest experience and cut housekeepers' jobs. Many travelers might not know that when rooms don't get cleaned, housekeepers lose out on the jobs they depend on to raise a family. 

"Hilton is trying to take advantage of pandemic disruption to cut services like automatic daily housekeeping," says D. Taylor, international president of UNITE HERE.  

It may be stating the obvious, but a new study of U.S. wage data over decades reveals unionization cuts poverty rates by more than two-thirds. Only 5.9% of families with at least one union member lived in poverty, compared with 18.9% of families without union members, it says.

The AFL-CIO Executive Council elected current Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, the federation’s acting president, to hold the top job through its convention next year. 

Shuler, an Electrical Worker from IBEW Local 125 in Portland, Oregon, becomes the first woman to officially head the nation’s largest labor federation. In its Aug. 20 session, the council elected Steelworker Vice President Fred Redmond to succeed her as secretary-treasurer.

Based on the evolving variants and the new findings of science, we are in full support of all mitigation methods recently recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The labor movement, the AFL-CIO and the nation lost a legend today.