The petition language states that Donald Trump is dangerous, divisive and unfit to be president – and yet Senator Richard Burr is still supporting him.
August 12, 2016
What will it take for Sen. Burr to dump Trump?
An organization dedicated to holding powerful Republican politicians accountable for what they say and what they do has a come out with a new video accusing Senator Richard Burr of deserting “his sense of common decency in favor of backing Donald Trump.”
April 29, 2016
Billboard tour of N.C. to demand Sen. Burr do his job
A mobile billboard will travel to Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Greenville next week telling North Carolina’s U.S. Senators that we need nine justices to have a fully-functioning Supreme Court.
March 8, 2016
Retired Americans give Sen. Burr low marks
Active retirees analyzed ten critical votes cast by members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation in each house of Congress last year and found both of our senators and most of our representatives failed retirees.
August 7, 2015
Give us the Senate candidate NC workers want
“As Democrats look for a contender for the U.S. Senate race in 2016, working families in N.C. are hoping for a candidate who will talk candidly about inequality and offer solutions like higher wages, paid sick leave, collective bargaining rights and progressive tax reform,” says state AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer MaryBe McMillan.
December 14, 2012
Vigil-goers hope and pray Congress sees the light against cuts
On December 10, dozens of workers, retirees, students, and veterans in downtown Raleigh joined others gathered in Greensboro and in Asheville to light candles and stand vigil outside congressional offices while their neighbors and faith leaders put the national debate over tax cuts for the rich and program cuts for the rest in personal terms.
April 5, 2012
Rally to Save the Postal Service…Again (4/12)
In dealing with Congress, sometimes (often?) you just have to shake your head. Such is the case with the United States Senate, where North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Kay Hagan are now considering a bill that would dismantle the United States Postal Service!
March 30, 2012
Senators who protected Big Oil’s welfare got $23.5 million
When the United States Senate took up a bill this week to put an end to $24 billion in taxpayer-funded welfare for Big Oil, the industry won.
November 4, 2011
Senate Republicans Kill Infrastructure Jobs Bill
By a vote of 51-47 on Thursday, Senate Republicans including Richard Burr voted unanimously to kill the Rebuild America Jobs Act on procedural grounds which required 60 votes to advance the bill. It was the third time Burr voted to block legislation that would put hundreds of thousands of Americans back to work.
October 13, 2011
AFL-CIO Blasts Senate Republicans for Killing Jobs Act
Despite the American Jobs Act having the support of a majority (51) U.S. Senators, it will never get an up-or-down vote in the United States Senate thanks to the unanimous opposition of Republicans – including our own Richard Burr.
November 1, 2010
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 […]
October 15, 2010
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 […]
September 23, 2010
Sen. Burr Chooses Tax Cuts for Rich Over Benefits for Disabled Vets
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) Who will you choose in November? The leading Republican on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee – our own Senator Richard Burr – has doubts about paying medical benefits for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange. Exposure to the toxic defoliant and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War has been linked […]
July 30, 2010
On Unemployment, Richard Burr Just Doesn’t Get It
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) doesn’t understand why unemployment is still an emergency. Burr says it’s “No longer an emergency” For over 450,000 workers in North Carolina who are unemployed, the emergency is as real as it’s ever been. Despite this, Senator Burr has voted repeatedly AGAINST extending unemployment benefits, the only source of income for […]
July 5, 2010
VoteVets.org in Tough Ad Target Burr for Oil Ties
Richard Burr is slick with oil contributions A coalition including the League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, SEIU, and veterans group VoteVets.org has launched a new ad slamming Republican Senator Richard Burr for siding with Big Oil companies and against the American people. Senator Burr has taken over $426 thousand from Big Oil and […]