Good News, Good Deeds

Solidarity and dignity again on the menu at Atlantic City food distribution

Just like the thunderstorms that came and went Thursday, Aug. 6, the economic storm that hit the casino industry is still raining food insecurity on thousands of hard-working union members and the Atlantic City community. Fortunately, union solidarity and generosity provided a shelter from the economic storm despite the actual storms. The New Jersey State…

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True colors: Union volunteers care for community at Atlantic City food distribution

In Atlantic City, the casinos are open for limited service, bringing back about a third of the workers laid off in the spring. That’s good news. But not far from the Boardwalk, many thousands more laid-off casino industry workers and Atlantic City residents visited a union-sponsored food distribution Thursday, July 23, 2020, because food insecurity…

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Union sisters and brothers greet food recipients in spirit of solidarity, dignity and friendliness

“I love people; I love my union brothers and sisters; I love the members of our community, and it’s a scary time for all of them.” That’s why UNITE HERE Local 54 sister Cate Dziegrenuk continues to volunteer at the Operation Feed Atlantic City food distributions sponsored by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and its…

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Press Releases

House Democrats lead Families First agenda to confront coronavirus crisis

Talking Points from Congress  From the Office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, March 19, 2020, at 12:06:21 PM EDT The American people need and deserve a coordinated, fully-funded, whole-of-government response to keep them and their loved ones safe from the coronavirus epidemic.  Since Day One of this crisis, House Democrats have been hard at work…

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The president’s coronavirus guidelines for America

15 days to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) Please CLICK HERE to download a printable version of these.    

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UPDATE: Murphy, Cuomo and Lamont announce regional restrictions to combat COVID-19; Murphy issues strict rules

From the New Jersey Governor’s Office, Monday, March 16, 2020 The three states will limit crowd capacity for recreational and social gatherings to 50 people, effective by 8 p.m. Monday, March 16  Restaurants and bars will close for on-premises service and move to takeout and delivery only, effective 8 p.m. Monday, March 16  Movie theaters,…

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