COPE Phone Banking & Labor Walks for Fall 2017
URA-AFT #1766 is participating in the annual NJ AFL-CIO Labor Walks and Phone Banks again this year. Members who participate will receive a $50 stipend for each Labor Walk and a $25 stipend for each Phone Bank they participate in. Each member is encouraged to bring a relative/friend over 18 yrs old with them to participate and they will also receive the same stipend.
AFT New Jersey Committee on Political Education (COPE) chair Kay Schechter spent Saturday morning on 9/16 in Neptune talking to union members about the upcoming election at the first round of weekly labor walks for this cycle. Schechter and the COPE are swinging into action on behalf of AFT-endorsed candidates
for Governor, State Senate, Assembly and local races.“The union is coordinating weekly labor walks and evening phone bank outreach for voter education leading up to get out the vote in November,” Schechter said. “Please join us at your nearest Labor Walk (locations below) or at a phone bank at the AFTNJ office in Edison. This is one way the union builds political power to benefit our members and make New Jersey a better place to live.”
AFT Nurses and Health Professionals Travel to Puerto Rico to Volunteer for Care and Relief Efforts
AFT Press Release : Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Latest in AFT’s Efforts to Support Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico
WASHINGTON—More than 24 American Federation of Teachers nurses, health professionals and public employees from across the country boarded a plane to Puerto Rico today to provide direct care and assist with relief efforts. They are part of a volunteer delegation of more than 300 union electricians, equipment engineers and other workers on a flight donated by United Airlines.
Reminding the World Why the Labor Movement Still Matters
Angelica Santomauro outside the American Labor Museum, a national landmark where 20,000 workers met during the historic 1913 Paterson Silk Mill Strike.
Photo: Andrea Alexander
Santomauro, who holds a doctorate in education from Rutgers’ School of Graduate Studies, oversees the only museum in the country dedicated to telling the story of the labor movement. From a house that served as the meeting place for more than 20,000 silk mill workers during the strike – earning it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places – Santomauro spreads a message about the power of people to work collectively to bring change.
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Consumer Tips from Union Plus:The Equifax Data Breach
Seena Gressin, Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC Posted on September 11, 2017 in unionplus.org
If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies.
Here are the facts, according to Equifax. The breach lasted from mid-May through July. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers for about 209,000 people and dispute documents with personal identifying information for about 182,000 people. And they grabbed personal information of people in the UK and Canada too.There are steps to take to help protect your information from being misused.