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To: Jack Boss, Momentive CEO From: New York State AFL-CIO
UPDATE: 2/15/17 You voiced opposition to the #AntiLaborSecretary pick and now Puzder is expected to withdraw his nomination. When working men and women come together we can accomplish great things. Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on Andrew Puzder
Media Advisory Immediate Release:      Monday, December 12, 2016 For more information:  Mark Emanation (518) 779-5059 Dom Patrignani (518) 935-3445 Darcy Wells (518) 859-1274  

Solidarity Rally for IUE-CWA Local 81359/81380 Members in their Fight for a Fair Contract

Our efforts over the past seven years have made the flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership deal deeply unpopular. Because activists like you tirelessly wrote letters, signed petitions, marched at rallies, introduced resolutions and so much more—even while facing almost insurmountable odds—elected leaders in Washington, D.C., recently confirmed that there is no path forward for the TPP.
These workers made the difficult decision to strike because they are committed to preserving good solid jobs here in our communities. They are fighting for a fair and equitable contract with Momentive Performance Materials and THEY NEED YOUR HELP! *UPDATE* Donations can be mailed to: CWA District One 80 Pine Street, 37th Floor New York, NY 10005 PAYABLE to: CWA District One Hospitality Committee (In the memo section please write Momentive Strikers donation).
AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, published a new column on Huffington Post. He writes how Hillary roots for working people and why working people are championing her in tonight's presidential debate.
On this somber day, we take pause to reflect on the lives lost and we honor the heroes who without hesitation risked their own lives in hopes of saving others. The horrific, cowardly attack on America on September 11, 2001 killed nearly 3,000 people, injured thousands more and continues to cause death and illness to still thousands of others who helped during the rescue and recovery effort. We promised after 9/11 we would never forget the sacrifices our brothers and sisters made then and continue to make today.

One night at his UPS job, Tefere Gebre's co-worker handed him some union material. 

“He told me that I’d get health care and vacation and other benefits by filling it out. I said, ‘Are you serious?’ I thought, ‘Hmm. Everyone should have that.’”

Tefere, the executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, has been a proud union member for most of his life, valuing the freedom of people to come together in union.