Welcome to the fall issue of our online newsletter. Please enjoy, share and provide feedback at email@example.com.
It seems even as the weather turns cooler outside, the heat is still on us to stand up and fight back more and more each day. We have to remain diligent to keep ourselves armed with the facts, and educate our friends, family, and co-workers on the issues that matter to the middle-class. Rapid Response is our union’s way of doing just that.
To all of our “truth soldiers” and shop floor activists, we thank you for all that you do to make our program successful and for continuing to make an impact in the legislative process. We hope that this issue of our newsletter offers some more great resources to have the conversations that matter. Happy reading!
Congress: Create Jobs, Not Crises! – As the shutdown continues on, please look for opportunities to tell Congress that creating crises to try to extort extreme demands is not how democracy works. We’ll be launching a phone call action for next week. There will also be events occurring at a number of Congressional offices across the country. The America Wants to Work website is a clearinghouse of activities. Please check back regularly, as events on the shutdown are continually being added. If you attend one, let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Ready for the 2014 Rapid Response and Legislative Conference! – Join us in Washington, D.C. during the second week of February for an action packed three days! Check out the call letter and conference details HERE.
California Steelworkers in Action – Letters to the editor continue to be a great way to get our message out to the general public and to lawmakers. In the fight over California’s SB-54, a bill that would outsource thousands of our oil sector workers’ jobs, members are getting published. Check out one of the recent letters to the editor HERE.
Affordable Care Act Exchanges are Open – One of The Affordable Care Act’s key provisions began October first, as the exchanges opened and millions of Americans, some for the very first time in their lives, and some who were unable to previously get coverage, are now able to obtain health insurance . . . MORE.
Affordable Care Act or Obamacare? – If you’re confused about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, you’re not alone . . . MORE.
It’s Time for a Strong Focus on Infrastructure – In-fra-struc-ture (noun) – The basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, and power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise, or the services and facilities necessary for an economy to function. That’s right, necessary for the economy to function. So how are we doing? Get ready to be disappointed . . . MORE.
Check Out the Million Jobs Project – It’s a mathematical fact. If we all buy just 5% more US made products we will create a million new jobs. Check out this great VIDEO that shows a simple way to bring jobs back to the U.S.!
Need some training for your local? – If your local is in need of training to get your communication network going, we are here for you! Contact your District Coordinator to get advice and assistance by clicking HERE.