• After Elections, What’s Next for Working Families?

    Results not a mandate for anti-worker agenda The Nov. 2 election results are deeply disappointing to the millions of voters who supported working family candidates this year. Voters in this election were angry, and for good reason. They’ve felt the pain of economic collapse. And they’ve paid for it with their jobs, their homes and […]

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  • Election Mandate to Fix the Economy, Create Jobs

    Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO Fight for working families begins again The fight for working families begins again today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Wednesday morning, calling the 2010 election “a mandate to create jobs and fix the economy.” “We are asking the president and every member of Congress to have the courage to act to […]

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  • Richard Burr is the Candidate for Big Business

    Elaine Marshall is for the rest of us Fred Erwin is a professional firefighter for the City of Greensboro and member of Local 947. Fred says it’s the greed of Wall Street and big business that created our current jobs crisis. Richard Burr made it possible by voting for trade agreements that ship our jobs […]

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  • Can You Afford to Sit Out This Election?

    That and other questions for union voters Dan Faulk is a professional firefighter for the City of Greensboro and a stagehand in Winston-Salem. He’s a member of IAFF 947 and IATSE Local 574, respectively. Dan has some questions for union voters who are still undecided about their vote on Election Day. Watch the video: “Do […]

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  • Take the Pledge to Vote on Tuesday, Nov. 2!

    Only ballots – not good intentions – get counted Early voting ended last Saturday. If you have yet to cast your ballot in this important election, Tuesday, November 2 is your one and only chance to be heard. The AFL-CIO is asking union voters, our family members, and our supporters to take the pledge to […]

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  • I Remember

    On November 2nd, you should remember too Watch this hard hitting reminder from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers:

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  • Who’s Looking Out for Your Rights?

    It’s not big business Fred Erwin is a professional firefighter for the City of Greensboro, Local 947. If you’re a worker trying to decide who to vote for in 2010, Fred has one question for you: “Who’s looking out for your rights?” Watch the video: “It is true: for big businesses, their bottom line is […]

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  • Elaine Marshall’s Final TV Ad: The Difference

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  • Hard @ Work on Labor 2010

    Phone Banks, Letter Writing, and Leafleting (oh my!) Union members are hard at work on our Labor 2010 program, doing everything we can to elect people who will fight for good American jobs, end tax breaks for outsourcing, rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, and create an economy that works for everyone – not just Wall Street […]

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  • A Message from the Unions of Today’s AFL-CIO

    WATCH: Labor Day TV Ad The AFL-CIO is marking Labor Day 2010 with national T.V. and radio ads that will be broadcast this weekend during Major League Baseball games, the NASCAR Pep Boys 500 on Sunday, and the NCAA football season opener – Boise State v. Virginia Tech – on Monday. Watch the T.V. spot: […]

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  • VOTE: Tuesday is Primary Election Day! (5/4)

    Expected low turnout means your vote matters more Historically, turn out for primary elections – especially in a non-presidential election year – is very low. In November 2008, 70% of registered voters cast a ballot, but in the May 2006 primary, only 12% of voters did the same. That fact of electoral politics means your […]

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