Improving Safety: What Working People Are Doing This Week

Welcome to our regular feature, a look at what the various AFL-CIO unions and other working family organizations are doing across the country and beyond. The labor movement is big and active—here's a look at the broad range of activities we're engaged in this week.

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A. Philip Randolph Institute:

APRI National (DC)@APRI_National

D.C. Labor chorus: ‘The musical arm of the resistance’ https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-labor-chorus-the-musical-arm-of-the-resistance/2019/01/21/ec3ca4da-1a6b-11e9-9ebf-c5fed1b7a081_story.html?utm_term=.7b3906dd2722 

D.C. Labor chorus: ‘The musical arm of the resistance’

The ascent of Donald Trump, and the government shutdown, have increased demand for the lefty chorus.

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Actors' Equity:

Actors' Equity@ActorsEquity

For the 43rd year, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), will welcome members beginning Monday, February 4.

Visit the Member Portal today to download the necessary tax forms - https://members.actorsequity.org/equitynews/taxtips/VITAAssistance2019/ 

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AFGE:

AFGE@AFGENational

This @AFGENational TSA officer reflects on the impact of the government #shutdown. #1u https://www.wbur.org/news/2019/01/26/tsa-worker-shutdown-ends-weekend-edition 

TSA Worker Reflects On The Shutdown's Impacts

Mike Gayzagian, a TSA worker and local American Federation of Government Employees president, discusses the effects of the shutdown, and what's like to be back to work. 

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AFSCME:

AFSCME@AFSCME

AFSCME President Lee Saunders blasted lawmakers for providing just a three-week reprieve from the government shutdown. What’s needed is a permanent solution – and an end to the poisonous brinkmanship over a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. https://afsc.me/2UfSDVK 

Wanted: A Permanent End to the Government Shutdown

A three-week end to the government shutdown isn’t enough. What America needs is a permanent end, AFSCME president says.

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AFT:

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AFT@AFTunion

This #RedForEd crowd in Richmond wants more resources for students and teachers. And there are a LOT of people in the crowd. #VirginiaEducatorsUnited #PublicEd

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Air Line Pilots Association:

ALPA@WeAreALPA

ALPA's statement on the reopening of the federal government after the 35-day #Shutdown

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Alliance for Retired Americans:

Alliance Retirees@ActiveRetirees

Americans are forced to choose between paying for medicine and paying for other necessities like food and rent as drug costs continue to skyrocket. Congress must do the right thing and take action to lower prices NOW! http://ow.ly/BzO730ntYV5  #RxForAll #ProtectOurCare

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Amalgamated Transit Union:

ATU, Transit Union@ATUComm

Let's make #publictransit safer for all - women, bus operators and all riders https://www.wired.com/story/boost-transit-ridership-women-safer/?mbid=social_twitter_onsiteshare  #transit #1u #p2 #safebus

Want to Boost Transit Ridership? Try Making Women Feel Safer

Way more men than women are taking LA's Expo line, and new research helps explain why.

wired.com
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American Federation of Musicians:

Amer. Fed. Musicians@The_AFM

It's hard enough for working musicians to earn money from streaming—now there are fake “bands” on playlists.http://fortune.com/2019/01/25/spotify-fake-bands/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article 

Fake Bands Have Been Showing Up on Spotify Playlists

And people are listening to their tracks.

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Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance: