“Right to Work” law is not what is seems …


We’re facing a pivotal moment in our fight for justice. This month, the Supreme Court will hear Janus v. AFSCME Council 31—a case brought by corporate elites to further rig the rules against working people. We need your voice to be heard against these wealthy special interests.
Fifty years ago this month, some 1,300 African American sanitation workers faced a pivotal moment when the tragic deaths of Echol Cole and Robert Walker helped spark the historic Memphis sanitation strike. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. soon joined the AFSCME members in demanding recognition of their union, basic safety standards and a decent wage.
Undercutting our right to organize exacerbates the racial wage gap and starves the unions that give communities of color a voice against corporate interests.
Corporate CEOs have been waiting for their chance to stop collective power, and the case to be heard in the Supreme Court is a direct threat to the rights and freedoms that working people have fought—and even died—for. That’s why working people will mobilize on Feb. 24 to defend our freedom to join together in union as the case is heard by the Supreme Court. But before we rally, we need you to make your voice heard:
Corporate lobbyists, extreme legislators and greedy CEOs want to weaken working people’s collective power by denying our right to join in union. They are asking the Supreme Court to strip our freedom to speak out together for fair treatment, better wages and safe working conditions.
Before the end of the week, we need 20,000 people to speak out. Add your name now: Tell the Supreme Court to defend working people’s rights to join together.
In Solidarity,
Richard Trumka
President, AFL-CIO

ALS Honoree Recognition Benefit

The ALS Ride for Life is very special to the Northport – East Northport Community, and two of our own, Glenn Baldwin and Brian Ohst, are being honored at this year’s Honoree Recognition Benefit.

When: March 7,  6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Where: Villa Lombardi’s, 877 Main Street , Holbrook

Register Now

Tickets are $75 per person or $85 after February 15.

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An Invitation …

R-UTN Member Pamela Waldroup invites everyone to the opening reception of her two-person art show, Photographs & Memories, at the South Huntington Public Library on Saturday, February 3 from to 2 – 4 p.m. The show will run through February 28. The poster for the show, featuring one of Pamela’s photographs, can be seen on the Member News page.

Paintings by Constance Wolf, UTN member and Northport High School Art teacher, are featured in the Winners Showcase at the Mill Pond Gallery in  St. James from February 3 through March 11. The opening reception is Saturday, February 3 at 2 p.m.

Sad News …

Carol Anderson-Hoffmann, former English Department Chairperson, Interim Principal at Norwood Elementary School, and Interim Assistant-Superintendent, passed on January 27 after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Wayne and her daughter, Chelsea. She was predeceased by her son, Tristan.

Visitation at the Raynor D’Andrea Funeral Home in West Sayville on Wednesday, January 31 from 2:00 – 4:30 and 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. The funeral will be held on Thursday, February 1st at 10:00 a.m. at Sayville United Methodist Church with interment to follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Sayville.

Condolences may be sent to the Anderson-Hoffmann family at the address listed in the directory and contributions  in Carol’s memory may be made to City Harvest, www.cityharvest.org.