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Your State Mobilization Coordinators recently attended two days of intensive training in Denver. Training topics included:

What is Mobilization
Why We Mobilize
How We Intend to Build and Maintain a Strong Mobilization Structure (that will support our bargaining team).

We must show the company that we demand a fair contract! 

The primary way to do this is to have each member educated on the process and engaged in mobilization activities.  Your state coordinators CANNOT achieve this alone.  They must have a dedicated person from each local to assist them so that we can reach EVERY member in our Bargaining Unit. 

Soon your state’s coordinator will reach out to you to see whom you have identified from your local.  State Coordinators will also be working with you to schedule training sessions for your local coordinators.  Please be thinking of someone who can fill the role of local coordinator in your local. 

PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE SELECTION OF A LOCAL COORDINATOR IS A PRIORITY! 

Please remind members…only 19 paydays remain until contract expiration.  They still have time to build a personal strike fund.  Click here to access a payday countdown for your local sites. 

Members may text 7standsup to 69866 to receive a link to sign up for bargaining and mobilization updates. 

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 <>There’s a word for Trump’s latest flimflamming of workers

By gollies, The Donald delivers!

Trump and his new blue-ribbon panel of working-class champions have announced a bold initiative to create millions of American jobs. A spokesman for the panel, Steve Schwarzman, praised Trump as a leader who wants to “do things a lot better in our country, for all Americans.”

Wait a minute… Steve Schwarzman? Isn’t he a billionaire hedge-fund huckster on Wall Street? Yes – and Holy Money Bags! – there’s Jamie Dimon, head of scandal-ridden JPMorgan Chase. Working-class champions? Trump’s whole “jobs” panel is made up of Wall Street banksters and corporate powers like Walmart that’re notorious for laying-off and ripping-off workers.

Trump-the-candidate fulminated against such moneyed elites, calling them “responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class.” But now, in a spectacular flipflop, he’s brought these robbers directly inside his presidency, asking them to be architects of his economic strategy. Worse, he’s doing this in the name of helping workers.

Hello – to develop policies beneficial to working stiffs, bring in some working stiffs! But not a single labor advocate is on his policy council, in his cabinet, or anywhere near his White House.

Thus, the so-called “job-creation plan” announced by Trump and his corporate cohorts doesn’t create any jobs, but calls instead for – Ta Dah! – deregulating Wall Street. These flimflammers actually want us rubes to believe that “freeing” banksters to return to casino-style speculation and consumer scams will give them more money that they “can” invest in American jobs.

Do they think we have sucker wrappers around our heads? Trump’s scheme will let banks make a killing, but it doesn’t require them to invest in jobs – so they won’t. There’s a name for this: Fraud.

JIM HIGHTOWER

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