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Gerard: Collective Bargaining at Stake in November Election

If the nation’s campaign laws that allow corporations and the wealthy unlimited—and, many times, anonymous—campaign contributions are not changed, “we will lose the right to collectively bargain,” within the next 10 years, says United Steelworkers (USW) Present Leo W. Gerard.

Speaking to a group of USW members in Homestead, Pa., over the weekend, Gerard warned that without a massive turnout of union voters this fall, the unprecedented flood of campaign cash to candidates and barely concealed extremist front groups could swing the election to candidates dedicated to destroying the union movement.  

He urged union members to come out in force to support President Obama and other pro-worker candidates and then, when elected, demand they take up policies important to working families and their unions.

Read more from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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