#HurricaneHarvey Tag

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07 Sep Raise pay with disaster relief

Labor Wire As Florida braces for one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded, in Texas nearly three dozen unions and central labor councils delivered items and services to those in need as the Lone Star State continues to dig out from the wreckage and flooding left by Hurricane Harvey. Message of the Day—Raise Pay with Disaster Relief Hurricanes and other disasters disproportionately hit poor people and communities of color. Public efforts to rebuild Texas and, if need be, Florida, as well as other regions damaged by disasters, should include raising pay and decreasing inequality. As we rebuild, we should fully invest to meet America’s infrastructure needs that have gone unmet for so long. The investments will create millions of new jobs, train workers for rewarding careers in the building and construction trades, and leave America better prepared for future weather events. Kitchen Table Economics 26 million: That’s how many people worldwide are pushed into poverty by natural disasters every year. Take Action Give to the Texas Workers Relief Fund!     Source:  Labor Wire...

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29 Aug We stand with Texas

“As Hurricane Harvey and its remnants bring unprecedented flooding and damage to a huge portion of Texas, working people in the state are going above and beyond their duties to help one another,” Texas AFL-CIO President John Patrick said. Message of the Day—We Stand with Texas The top priority of all working people in Texas and around the country is saving everybody whose lives are endangered by the unparalleled devastation of Hurricane Harvey. It’s always amazing, but never surprising, to see and hear of the heroic lengths that infrastructure, utility, first responders and public service workers go to in protecting and maintaining life-saving systems in nearly impossible situations. Working people everywhere applaud the selfless efforts of people helping each other as drenching rain continues to fall, and we pray for those still in danger. The AFL-CIO stands prepared to do all it can to assist the people of Texas in this difficult time, now and in the rebuilding to come. Kitchen Table Economics 1.3 million: That’s how many homes in and around Houston that likely don’t have flood insurance, even as the remnants of Hurricane Harvey dump more rain in a few days than the area gets in a typical year. Take Action Join the effort for Texas!       *Source: Labor Wire...

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