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Celebrate your dad in solidarity style this Father's Day by getting him a gift that sports the union label.

Thanks to the hard work of the Connecticut Fight for $15 coalition, more than 330,000 working people across the state will be getting a raise.

Anyone driving on Connecticut’s roads can see that our transportation system needs repair. A modern transportation system is vital to our state’s economic growth and prosperity.

The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) released a new ad in support of its U.S. Mail Not for Sale campaign.

Before you put together your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list, check our list of union-made in America food and other items that are essential to a traditional family Thanksgiving feast.

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the president of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, about union strategies following the midterm elections.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

A family may have to go without a turkey dinner at Thanksgiving this year – unless YOU help.

Each year, the United Labor Agency provides turkeys and holiday food items to those in need, including union families facing layoffs and economic hardship, seniors, and veterans. Unfortunately, though, we have been notified by FoodShare that ULA will not receive enough turkeys to meet the needs of our brothers and sisters – over 400 families!

Please help us by donating turkeys and/or gift cards so we can help these families have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Organized labor’s record voter mobilization efforts this year, which started earlier than ever before for a mid-term election, emphasized pocketbook issues and – says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka – will produce huge “momentum at the ballot box” on Nov. 6.

It also produced a record number of unionists running for everything from city council and county commissioner to Congress and governor, Trumka and Julie Greene, the federation’s mobilizing – and politics – director said in an Oct. 30 telephone press conference.

The president is the billionaire head of a global business empire, and his mostly millionaire Cabinet may be the richest in American history. His opponent in the 2016 election was a millionaire. Most Supreme Court Justices are millionaires. Most members of Congress are millionaires (and probably have been for several years).

The Trump administration plans to tackle two important labor policy issues in the coming months: overtime pay and “joint employer” liability for companies in staffing and franchise relationships.

For the people of Flint, justice may come from a courtroom, but change comes at the ballot box.

November 6 is Election Day.

In 2010 and 2014, as families in Flint went to the voting booth, little did they know that their decisions would impact something as fundamental as the water they drink. However, policies put in place by the state and local officials elected on those days put saving money ahead of the health and water quality of Flint residents.