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Every year on April 28, the unions of the

SPARKS, NV — April 27, 2022 Today, the Northern Nevada Central Labor Council

Today, General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued a memo announcing that she will ask the Board to rule that mandatory meetings, including captive audience meetings, are a violation of the Natio

Liz Shuler is the first woman ever elected president of the AFL-CIO.

She took over a time when the world of work has been turned upside down.

Union organizing is happening in some unexpected places, and sometimes in ways that disrupt the traditional union playbook.

LABOR PRESS: You’ve been given such a huge responsibility now, with the death of your friend Rich Trumka [In August she was appointed to serve the remainder of his term.] But the entire time you’ve been involved, labor has been struggling to come back. Do you have a secret plan? What can the AFL-CIO do to rebuild the labor movement?

The Northern Nevada Central Labor Council will be conducting a virtual Candidate Labor Training on March 19, 2022. We invite all our region's local political candidates to attend. We expect the training to take approximately two hours. It will cover the fundamentals of labor, a discussion of public vs. private unions, information on local apprenticeship programs and prevailing wage, and local union issues.

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Last week, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s Protecting Our Gold Star Families’ Education Act legislation passed the U.S. Senate. If enacted into law, this legislation would expand the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship by ensuring all dependents of first responders and law enforcement officers are eligible and receive the maximum Pell Grant. Additionally, the bill will protect the scholarship, as well as the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant from any future cuts.
We are happy to announce that the voter suppression resolution that was going to be heard at the Washoe County Commission this morning was removed from the agenda. The resolution was removed on open meeting law grounds, so it may return. We will have to keep our eyes open.

President Pilcher suggests that, given the current situation, we can attend the next meeting to voice our opposition to voter suppression and prepare for the next time it IS on the agenda.

It was deeply disappointing that just days after our nation paid homage to the great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday, the same senators who praised his name struck down critical legislation that would have strengthened our election systems and ensured every American has the fundamental right to vote.

 As you may have heard, America's railroad workers have been pushed near to the breaking point because of a draconian new attendance policy ("Hi Viz") implemented by railroad giant BNSF. Several of our local railroad affiliates, including SMART-TD and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), are affected by this harmful policy, which went into effect on February 1.
Recently, several outlets have produced articles and videos highlighting the rail workers' struggle.