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Published in the Omaha World Herald - Public Pulse - April 27, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says Donald Trump’s team is using threatening and intimidating tactics, saying it is acting like “union boss thugs.” I find his statement both amusing and outrageous.

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Help STAMP out Hunger - NALC 2016 Food Drive

On Saturday • May 14th the Annual Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive will be held throughout Nebraska and across the country.
The NALC’s effort is the nation’s largest one-day food-collection drive.

“Since food pantries and other service organizations are pretty much tapped out by the time our drive rolls around,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said, “this infusion of food comes at just the right time.”

In fact, the second Saturday in May was specifically chosen for the annual event. By that time, pantry shelves filled up through winter-holiday generosity are often bare or nearly so by late spring—a sad reflection of the reality that widespread hunger in America is a tough problem to solve. Also, school programs that provide free or reduced-cost meals to students typically do not continue operation during summer months.

Last year, the food drive gathered more than 70 million pounds of food, bringing our grand total to 1.2 billion pounds. “It’s fun to set goals, to strive for better collection numbers and break records,” Rolando said, “but all any of us ask is that you try your best to collect as much food as you can. Helping our customers feed their hungry families is our real goal.”

The Annual drive is Saturday, May 14, and more than 1,400 NALC branches in just about every city, state and territory will have letter carriers, family members and thousands of volunteers out and about to help collect, sort and distribute the cans, boxes and jars of non-perishable food items left in bags next to customers’ mailboxes.

Leave non-perishable foods near their mailbox on May 14 so the Letter Carriers can pick it up.

Lets all help promote the May 14 National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive in our communities.

Thank you for your help.

Good from Bad Water

Union members have been helping out Flint, Michigan, residents during its water crisis. Read the full article>>>

At the Executive Board meeting held Friday, April 5, 2013, the following resolution was adopted unanimously by the Executive Board of the Nebraska State AFL-CIO. Read more >>>

The Nebraska State AFL-CIO stands firmly in support of the rights of working families, including their constitutionally protected right to franchise. In the United States the right to vote and the free and fair exercise of voting rights by all eligible voters are fundamental principles of our democracy.

 

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