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Black History Month, formerly Negro History Week, originates from the week long celebration created by Carter G. Woodson in 1926.

House Democrats praise SEL programs, Republicans criticize spending.
More than 90% of the nation’s 5,400 minor league baseball players signed National Labor Relations Board union election authorization cards to join the Major League Baseball Players Association.
"We are so excited to see the MLBPA join the AFL-CIO," said American Federation of School Administrators President Dr. Leonard P. Pugliese. "No matter if you work in a factory, hit a ball on a field or run a school, we are all workers united together wanting a collective voice on the jobs we do everyday. As I always say, union equals power."

Our union is our power.

Since the creation of labor unions in the 1860s, people who work for a living have used their collective voice to make change: fighting for higher pay, reducing wage inequality, promoting better and safer working conditions, pushing for health care and retirement benefits, advocating for public education and civic participation. 

It hasn’t always been easy, but the battles have transformed America. 

The White House is focusing on spreading the word about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program limited waiver for educators, school personnel, administrators, professors and other employees at all education levels.

For Liz Shuler, the last year has been a whirlwind.

Since she unexpectedly succeeded the late Richard Trumka a year ago, and especially since the AFL-CIO Convention in Philadelphia, new federation President Shuler has raced around the country, addressing 10 union conventions and a new special Smart-TD Union leadership conference in San Francisco just in the last 2-1/2 weeks alone. 

She’s held picket-line discussions with workers forced to strike. In Minnesota, youthful organizers loaded her with suggestions on new organizing methods, targets and priorities.

Grants will expand capacity of local educators to implement community- and school-based strategies to help prevent community violence and mitigate the impacts of exposure to community violence.

Ensuring equitable and affordable health care for all Americans is one step closer and you can help make it happen. It’s time to take action to get the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 passed in the House of Representatives, which has scheduled a vote for Friday, Aug. 12, just two days from now. 

Call your representative at (202) 224-3121 and tell them to vote yes for H.R. 5376.