This is a challenging time for working families across the country. We stand with you in the struggle as many of our businesses close or suspend activity. Here are some community resources that may be of help.

This has been a month like no other in modern American history. We are in a war against an invisible virus that has required most people to stay home to fight it. With each day of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have grown increasingly grateful for things we used to take for granted, like grocery workers, without whom we could not meet our most basic needs. Parents have a new appreciation for how complex and demanding teaching is, and for how teachers are helping their children continue learning, stay engaged and stay safe inside during this uneasy time.

"Once again the CDC is putting profits over people with its latest recommendations that downgrade worker protections at a time when they are needed most," said Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Please read this update from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the NLRB's reversal of its decision to halt union elections. Some good news amidst these challenging times.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Please review this important housing directive from the Governor's office, released yesterday.

Governor Sisolak recently took action to temporarily protect housing.

In addition, resources are available through the United Way.

Much of the American workplace has shut down, sending millions of employees home to wait out the coronavirus pandemic.

In a Medium post published today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) unveiled a comprehensive Disaster Resource Guide for Nevadans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brothers and Sisters,

Following the National, State and Local protection guidelines for the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted our lives.
Our members are hungry for reliable information regarding local businesses that are partially or fully operational during this period of closures.

Here is a list of such local businesses.  The link is updated regularly.

North Carolina workers need a raise. For 11 consecutive years, the cost of living (food, rent, education, childcare) has increased causing our minimum wage to decline in value by 24 percent. Now, a person working full-time while making $7.25 an hour lives thousands of dollars below the federal poverty threshold.