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When Perla Balli she heard the news that the T-Mobile call center where she worked in Brownsville, Texas, was about to close because T-Mobile was shipping 3,300 jobs from that location and from six other U.S. call centers overseas, she said: House and car payments, tuition for my oldest son’s college education and the expenses of caring for five children were the first things that came to my mind. No American worker should have to worry that their job will be taken from them unceremoniously and given to someone else. Read more >>>

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued a statement today proclaiming the federation's support for an executive order issued by President Obama protecting federal employees and employees of federal contractors against discrimination based on gender identity. Trumka said: Working people believe in equality and fairness. That’s why we are happy to stand with President Obama in supporting protections for workers who are discriminated against on the basis of gender identity. Read more >>>

Shedding Light on the Stars

On the set for Russell Crowe’s latest movie, “Noah,” Mario Pignard Jr. had the challenging task to create the impression of daylight in the middle of the night for an area larger than three football fields on Long Island. A highly specialized motion picture lighting technician, his skills were honed by other large projects, such as “The Dark Knight Rises,” starring Christian Bale, when he used nine to 12 generators to light lower Manhattan’s bridges and business district. Read the full article>>>

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

VITA is a national program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service and operated by local volunteers to provide free, confidential and secure preparation and e-filing of federal tax returns to qualified taxpayers.

Partners of the United Way of Palm Beach County’s VITA Program include: 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Bank of America, Chase Bank, Fifth Third Bank, the Internal Revenue Service, PNC Bank, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners and Wells Fargo Bank.

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AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka Endorses United Way Worldwide

AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka Endorses United Way Worldwide

Are your members confused about retirement? Facing job loss? Want to get out of debt?

This free training is provided to your local through the AFL-CIO Community Services Program. It has been tailored specifically for the needs of union members. The program was developed by the National Labor College's Investor Education Project and made possible by a generous grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation

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