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Subject AFGE urges State Department to act against antisemitism
Date October 28, 2022 9:47 AM
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AFGE urges State Department to act against antisemitism

AFGE has joined State Department employees and members of Congress in calling on the State Department to take action against instances of antisemitism at the agency, including a Foreign Service Officer who has been espousing hatred on members of the Jewish, LGBTQ+ communities, and people of color online for years. AFGE Local 1534, which represents employees at the State Department, sent a letter to the agency in August calling for an immediate removal of the Foreign Service Officer from State Department premises and an investigation into the matter. "The union believes this person presents a clear and present danger to our employees. We have all seen on the news how members of the Jewish faith, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ have been murdered at work and on the streets by the fanatics holding radical views," said Local 1534 First Vice President Chris Barnes. [link removed] Read more here.


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Washington Teachers' Union Local 6 members and supporters were up and out before dawn yesterday "to rally for #FairContractNow".

Labor GOTV on the phones

"Less than two weeks to get out the vote!" tweeted [link removed] AFSCME Council 3 yesterday. "Shout out to AFSCME Local 1678 for doing some great phone banking this week!"

How to have a union Halloween

[link removed] Click here for the AFL-CIO's handy guide of union-made treats perfect for handing out on Halloween, and here for [link removed] Labor411's guide.

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"We know all the steps to the monster mash, but do you know the steps to forming a union? Learn the moves!"

Yes, the NLRB [link removed] General Counsel really tweeted this yesterday! btw here's the link for the [link removed] Basic Steps to Forming a Union pdf.

Today's Labor History

This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] The longest nurses' strike. Last week's show: [link removed] No Equal Justice.

October 28
Wall street crashes - "Black Tuesday" - throwing the world's economy into a years-long crisis including an unemployment rate in the U.S. that by 1933 hit nearly 25 percent - 1929

October 29

Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs - 1986

October 30

Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville - 1891

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