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As #BlackHistoryMonth comes to a close, we honor Caron Reese, Iron Workers Local 7 member activist and leader.

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As this #BlackHistoryMonth comes to a close, we honor two black educators and activists.

Member leaders of UNITE HERE Local 26 have shaped their union and the world. In this last week of #BlackHistoryMonth we honor Jerry Works and Mark Sims.

Today we celebrate Massachusetts Nurses Association member, Judith LaGuerre, BSN, RN-BC and historical leader, Mary Mahoney for their incredible achievements in their professions, their unions and in the worlds of all they have cared for. #BlackHistoryMonth

In this last week of #BlackHistoryMonth, we celebrate local black union leaders from several GBLC unions and a historical leader from the same union or trade who paved the way. Today we share the story of UFCW Local 1445 Stop & Shop shop steward and executive board member, Jose Lopes who has been a grocery worker for 40 years.

This afternoon, leaders of the labor movement gathered at the White House to meet with President Biden and Vice President Harris about our shared goal of revitalizing America’s infrastructure.

United Steelworkers (USW) member Jessica Hartung has a lot on her shoulders, but her load has been lightened by one thing in particular—her debt-free college degree. “I’m a single mom, with an autistic son. I have a full-time job, and COVID-19 has changed so much stuff,” said Hartung (not pictured). Despite her range of nonstop responsibilities, it has always been important to her to finish her college degree. For her, the most significant obstacle was the cost.

Some 5,800 workers at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, will begin voting today on whether to form a union after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) denied Amazon’s last-ditch effort to delay the election. Last month, Amazon made a motion to request a stay of the union election for workers at the fulfillment center in Bessemer and appealed the decision by the NLRB Region 10.

On Monday in Alabama, more than 5,800 of them will be able to vote on whether to become the first Amazon warehouse in the United States to unionize. "Now it's our turn to be a disruptor," said Elizabeth Shuler, secretary-treasurer and second highest-ranking officer of the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions in the United States. It's a big day for the AFL-CIO. Not only is it providing guidance to the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which is organizing the Amazon warehouse workers.

California School Employees Association (CSEA) member Jacob Rodriguez leapt at the chance to join his school district’s information technology department when a position opened up. The only catch was that he was a substitute custodian and didn’t have a college degree yet. “I promised them I’d go back to school to get more qualified,” Rodriguez said. Thanks to the Union Plus Free College Program, Rodriguez was able to complete his associate degree free of charge, graduating in December 2020.