August 20, 2010
Putting America back to work
In the middle of the worst jobs crisis since the Great Depression, obstructionists in Congress have blocked bill after bill to create jobs and get us back on our feet. Here in NC, we’re hard at work making sure all of our union brothers and sisters know whether our members of Congress have been working and voting for us or for Wall Street. We can be proud of some Representatives who have been on our side, but Sen. Richard Burr has really let us down.
But there’s an even bigger movement nationwide to hold members of Congress accountable for their records—and we’re part of it. It’s called ONE NATION, a broad and diverse coalition that has come together to build a future of shared prosperity, not stubborn unemployment and a lost generation, and to reverse the dangerous economic course America has been on.
ONE NATION includes our union, the AFL-CIO and civil, human rights, faith, environmental and other progressive allies, united to call for:
- An economy that works for all;
- Good jobs, fair jobs, safe jobs and more jobs;
- Wall Street reform;
- Quality education for every child;
- Reform of our broken immigration system;
- And restoring workers’ freedom to form unions and bargain collectively.
Pulling America back together
On Oct. 2, tens of thousands of working people, young people, retirees, civil rights activists and many others will come together for a rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. On the same day—exactly one month before the fall elections—the union movement will hold its biggest labor walk ever, taking our message door-to-door in targeted states around the country. Together we will show the obstructionists in Congress that we are many and diverse, strong and united—and we will fight together for the American Dream and for good jobs now.
We urge you to be part of this national surge of strength to improve life for working families. We are asking all unions to recruit members to march on Washington on 10/2/10. Information on buses will be announced soon, Sign up now by calling or emailing our office or going to http://www.onenationworkingtogether.org/.