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Throwing Bricks Through Glass Ceilings

In 1973, 21-year-old Barbara Moore became the first woman to enter the apprenticeship program of Bricklayers (BAC) Local 1 of Maryland. A couple of decades later, she served as both president of the former local and as Baltimore chapter chair of BAC Local 1 MD/VA/DC.

“A lot of people thought I wouldn’t make it this long,” Moore said at a ceremony honoring her 25 years of union membership in 1998. Read the full article>>>

Building A Better Future for Working Families

 "Today at the AFL-CIO convention, we will vote on a resolution to reaffirm the need to pass comprehensive immigration reform," announced Maria Elena Durazo, Chair of the Federation's Immigration Committee and Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. "Even if the Republican Party is standing in our way," she declared, "this is our time."   

538 McHenry Ave., Suite B
Modesto, CA 95354
Office: (209) 523-8079

Secretary-Treasurer: Astrid Zuniga (UDW)

President: Nikki Linnerman (SEIU 1000)

Vice President: Jerry Hunsucker (UFCW-8)

It's pretty frustrating seeing all the headlines that claim the economy is alive and kicking. Sure, there is economic growth and a steady increase in jobs, but what kind of jobs are we talking about exactly? Well, they aren't the kind of jobs we think of first when it comes to steady, middle-class jobs. No big surprise here, low-wage service sector jobs like those in the fast-food industry are seeing the biggest gains. Bryce Covert at The New Republic has a nice summary of what America's workers are up against when it comes to wages. Read more >>>

When President Barack Obama first announced his candidacy for president, he said: “I am running in this race because of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called ‘the fierce urgency of now.’ Because I believe that there’s such a thing as being too late. And that hour is almost upon us.” Like Dr. King, our president was calling on America to make real the promises of our democracy. That fierce urgency of now is here for thousands of refugee children from Central America. I know many of these kids’ stories because it is my story, too. Read more >>>

Click the Title Above for the Google Calendar with Local and County Meetings in Stanislaus and Tuolumne Counties.

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