Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO
  • July 04, 2015
    Upcoming Events
    Independence Day
    Jul 04, 2015
    Columbia Chapter CLC Meeting
    Jul 21, 2015
    Mexican Radio Restaurant 537 Warren St Hudson, New York, 12534
    Dutchess County Central Labor Council Meeting
    Jul 22, 2015
    CWA 1120 Union Hall, 157 Van Wagner Road Poughkeepsie, NY
    Upper Hudson Central Labor Council
    Jul 23, 2015
    NYSUT, 201 Stockade Drive, Kingston, NY
    Mass Rally to tell Verizon we need GOOD JOBS & Customers Need FIOS
    Jul 25, 2015
    Verizon HQ: 140 West Street, NY, NY
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      Quench Your Thirst with a Union-Made-in-America Brew

      Like the song says, “Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the streets.” Then you can cool off with a made in America and union-brewed cold beer. There’s a wide range of union-made beers to please any palate, from the ubiquitous Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch to the hard to find Talon Double IPA from Mendocino Brewing Co. to organic brews from Butte Creek Brewing and the classic “Land of Sky Blue Waters” Hamm’s from Miller/Coors.
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      July 4 Made-in-America BBQ Shopping List

      This week, in the lead-up to the nation's birthday on July 4, we'll be spotlighting union-made products. Stay tuned for a new list each day. Many of us will celebrate Independence Day with a barbecue. We can keep the red, white and blue in the holiday with this made-in-America, union label backyard barbecue checklist, compiled from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), the LA Labor 411's website, Union Plus and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). To get more made-in-America product lists right to your phone, text FLAG to 235246.
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      Activists picket Dutchess County school board meeting

      In a tremendous showing of support, nearly 400 community members, parents, students and union colleagues from around the mid-Hudson region joined informational picketing at the Dover School Board meeting, calling for an end to the superintendent’s bullying and harassment of educators.
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      Poughkeepsie school staff union calls cuts unsafe, unfair

      Some Poughkeepsie City School District employees whose positions were cut under the 2015-16 budget want officials to use an extra $1 million in state aid to restore jobs.
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      Supreme Court Allows Nationwide Health Care Subsidies

      The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Obama’s health care law allows the federal government to provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance, a sweeping vindication that endorsed the larger purpose of Mr. Obama’s signature legislative achievement.
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      How Unions Improve the Lives of Every Worker

      It's well established that union members earn substantially more than nonunion workers ($207 more a week), and are more likely to have health care coverage and solid pensions. What is less well known are the advantages that unions provide for all workers, not just those who belong to unions.
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      2015 CLC Candidate Questionnaires The Central Labor Councils of the Hudson Valley have released the questionnaires for the local elections in 2015.  Please find below a link to the appropriate county in which you will be running. Candidates MUST return the completed questionnaire by July 17, 2015.
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      Mass Rally to tell Verizon we need GOOD JOBS & Customers Need FIOS
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      2015 CLC Candidate Questionnaires The Central Labor Councils of the Hudson Valley have released the questionnaires for the local elections in 2015.  Please find below a link to the appropriate county in which you will be running. Candidates MUST return the completed questionnaire by July 17, 2015.
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      Mass Rally to tell Verizon we need GOOD JOBS & Customers Need FIOS
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