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Meet Kristen Flanagan, a Deli Manager at the Somerville Stop & Shop and member of UFCW 1445. Kristen shares her story from the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. 

This story is the first in the Greater Boston Labor Council's #FrontlineHeroes series, lifting up the work of union members and everyday heroes who are working on the frontlines during the global pandemic. Please share.

Can You Help? The Greater Boston Labor Council is forming a Union Member Volunteer Brigade.

We are in a rapidly-changing and very serious public health crisis. The Greater Boston Labor Council recognizes that union members and non-union workers across sectors are facing

AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, published a new column on Huffington Post. He writes how Hillary roots for working people and why working people are championing her in tonight's presidential debate.

One night at his UPS job, Tefere Gebre's co-worker handed him some union material. 

“He told me that I’d get health care and vacation and other benefits by filling it out. I said, ‘Are you serious?’ I thought, ‘Hmm. Everyone should have that.’”

Tefere, the executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, has been a proud union member for most of his life, valuing the freedom of people to come together in union.

Growing up in rural Kentucky, Augusta Thomas witnessed the extreme measures elected officials would take to prevent African-American men from voting.
Culinary worker Brittany Bronson talks not only about the benefits of joining her union, but also about the opportunities being part of a unionized workforce offer women, particularly women who have long careers in the workforce.

Anniversaries can be celebratory or somber. Today we celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and it is the kind of anniversary in which we hail the success of the act, while also acknowledging the deficiencies in our democracy that make the full act necessary.