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Highlights of AFL-CIO's 28th Constitutional Convention

Highlights of AFL-CIO's 28th Constitutional Convention

AFA members Ken Bridges and Bobbie Mas were recognized during the AFL-CIO's 28th Constitutional Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 23rd, 2017. The convention highlighted AFA's recovery work alongside other union first responders after the devastating effects from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, the shooting in Las Vegas, and California Fires. 

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Tell Congress: We Can't Abandon Puerto Ricans

Tell Congress: We can't abandon Puerto Ricans

There's still time to action to help our sisters and brothers recover from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Read this letter from Richard Honeycutt, Vice President of CWA District 3 and then take action!

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Why You Should Think Twice Before Drinking Tap Water on a Plane, According to a Flight Attendant

Why You Should Think Twice Before Drinking Tap Water on a Plane, According to a Flight Attendant

Originally published: TIME by Mahita Gajanan

The next time the drink cart passes during your flight, you might want to think twice before asking for a cup of tap water, hot tea or coffee. According to one flight attendant, the tanks that store water on planes are rarely cleaned.

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United Airlines And Unions Fly Through Sham Attacks On Labor To Help Out In Puerto Rico

United Airlines And Unions Fly Through Sham Attacks On Labor To Help Out In Puerto Rico

Originally published: Forbes by Ted Reed

Last week a United Boeing 777-300 flew from Newark to San Juan, carrying the assistance that Puerto Rico needs most after Hurricane Maria.  Not just supplies, but 300 workers from 20 unions, all willing to work free to help the island rebuild.

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As workers flow into Puerto Rico, residents try to leave

As workers flow into Puerto Rico, residents try to leave

Originally published: NPR Marketplace by Tracey Samuelson

As the plane began its descent into San Juan, Luis Gonzalez looked out the window and quietly wiped away a few stray tears.

“My house is down there,” he said, gesturing at the skyline below. Gonzalez is Puerto Rican, from just outside San Juan. Though he’s lived in Brooklyn for over three decades now, his mother and much of his family still live on the island.

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Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting from your AFA EAP

Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting from your AFA EAP

You may be struggling to understand how a shooting could occur and why such a terrible thing would happen. There may never be satisfactory answers to these questions.

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Las Vegas Shooting Kills More Than 50

Las Vegas Shooting Kills More Than 50

A shooting at the end of the Las Vegas country music Route 91 Harvest Festival has reportedly resulted in 50 dead and over 200 injured. Concert grounds are adjacent to Mandalay Bay. 

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