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Political Action Must Maximize Workers’ Right to Organize, Bargain

Carwash worker in Los Angeles

The years-long assault on workers’ and voting rights at state and national levels by corporate special interests and their political allies means, says a resolution on political action approved this afternoon by delegates to the AFL-CIO 2013 Convention:

It is crucial that our political action maximize the potential for workers to organize and bargain collectively.

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There's Still Time to Phone Bank and Get Out the Vote

Worker's Voice just launched a Friends and Neighbors tool for online activists.

Do your part in getting friends and family out to vote for pro-working family candidates this Tuesday. Sign up for the Workers' Voice Friends and Neighbors (FAN) online social phone bank tool that is available in key battleground states. 

Start phone banking here: http://go.aflcio.org/Phone-Bank.

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Differing Economic Visions Drive Working-Class Voters to Obama

Photo courtesy of the Colorado AFL-CIO Facebook page.

The union movement’s election outreach and mobilization—which ends with a massive “Final Four” GOTV drive—has made “the working class rejection of the Bush-Romney-Ryan economic agenda the defining issue of this election,” says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

Overwhelmingly core economic issues, like protecting Medicare, ending tax cuts for the rich, creating good jobs and rejecting the failed economic policies of the past, are driving working-class voters to Barack Obama and away from Republican economics and wedge issues—as long as people have the information on both candidates’ real records.

Read more about working families' "Final Four" GOTV push

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Pennsylvania: Get Out the Vote

If you're in Pennsylvania and want to help get out the vote, time is running out. Check out the remaining canvassing and phone bank opportunities in your area. 

 

PHILADELPHIA

Contact: Liz McElroy, 267-455-8191, emcelroy@philaflcio.org

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Richard Trumka: This November, You Make the Difference

Richard Trumka: This November, You Make the Difference

By now you may be ready for this election to be over, but this is the home stretch. The stakes couldn’t be higher.

From the presidential race on down the ticket, race after race is a dead heat.

One thing will make the difference—you.

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New Poll Shows Working Families Trust Obama on Economy, Social Issues

Wisconsin union volunteers talk to working family voters about the issues. Wisconsin AFL-CIO photo.

The latest polls show a close race between President Obama and Mitt Romney. But working family voters—union and nonunion—who have been contacted by the labor movement’s voter outreach program, overwhelmingly believe that President Obama is far more in tune with their needs and is vastly more trusted to handle the economy and social issues, such as Social Security and Medicare, according to a new poll. Said AFL-CIO Political Director Mike Podhorzer:

The simple fact is that they believe President Obama is on their side and Mitt Romney isn’t. They believe President Obama favors a policy that is going to rebuild the middle class and Mitt Romney is favoring the same old policies that got us into the horrible economic calamity.

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Have You Signed Up for RePurpose Yet?

RePurpose: You're in charge.

Thousands of grassroots activists have signed up for Workers' Voice's new, innovative online tool called RePurpose. RePurpose allows campaign volunteers to shape how campaign resources are spent. Have you signed up yet?

Campaign volunteers gain points based on activities through Workers' Voice, whether it is phone banking, knocking on doors or taking action online. 

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Introducing RePurpose: Politics Will Never Be the Same

Grassroots activists will be able to direct how the field program operates with Workers' Voice's new, innovative online tool called RePurpose

RePurpose is a way for campaign volunteers to gain points based on activities through Workers' Voice, whether it is phone banking, knocking on doors or taking action online. 

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Holt Baker Tells Washington State Union Members: ‘We Will Change America’

“Something is changing in America,” AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker told delegates to the Washington State Labor Council’s (WSLC's) convention.

The pieces are coming together and the picture is getting clear. We will change America. But we won’t do it alone. As mighty as our labor movement is—and here in Washington you are a powerful force—we cannot do it alone.

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'Boots on the Ground' Propel Working Families' Win in Pa. Primary

The biggest part of the working families’ political mobilization has always been “boots on the ground”—not ads on the airwaves. Yesterday’s primary victory in Pennsylvania for Rep. Mark Critz (D) shows just how much ground working families’ boots can cover.

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