Law and Politics

Report On The Chautauqua County Democratic Committee’s ‘Salute To American Labor’ Dinner In Jamestown…

November 10, 2016  
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell 

Jamestown, NY -  Just days before Western New York Union Members head to the polls to not only cast their vote for president, but also for an array of Congressional, New York State and local candidates, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Third District Vice President Don Siegel cautioned all who attended the Chautauqua County Democratic Committee’s Salute to American Labor Dinner that: “We’ve forgotten that ‘we’re all part of this” and “We ‘can’t believe everything will be taken care of just by voting.’”

Election 2016

November 9, 2016  
By AFSCME President Lee Saunders

Washington, DC - Voters sent a clear message last night. Many Americans said plainly that they are frustrated and anxious, afraid they won’t be able to provide for their families.

Trump’s Mentor Was ’50s Union-Buster

November 9, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

New York, NY - Donald Trump’s mentor during his rise to celebrity status in the 1970s and 1980s was the late Roy Cohn, a lawyer and New York City power broker.

1199 SEIU Stumps for Hillary In Pennsylvania

November 8, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

New York, NY - “If it’s not her, it’s going to be him.”

1199 SEIU workers are getting out the vote.

With that — and the added bonus of Rudy Giuliani as the head of Homeland Security — members of 1199 SEIU filled buses bound for the battleground state of Pennsylvania early Tuesday morning, determined to convince as many voters there as possible to cast presidential ballots for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

AFGE President Hails Voting Rights Court Ruling

November 8, 2016  
By Neal Tepel, LaborPress USA

Washington, DC -  North Carolina native J. David Cox Sr., who leads the nation's largest federal employee union,  hailed a court ruling restoring voting rights to thousands of mostly black residents who were illegally removed from the rolls.

ELECTION 2016: Workers’ Rights in the Balance

November 8, 2016   
By Alex Schmidt, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP

Washington, DC - The most critical issue of the presidential campaign facing workers of this country is its impact on the Supreme Court.

From Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation Richard Lipsitz…

November 8, 2016  
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell

Buffalo, NY - The Time To Decide Is Here - Just Vote!, was authored by Richard Lipsitz (Pictured Above) - who serves as President of the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF).

Election 2016: The Year of Women Voters

November  7, 2016 
By Merri Berry

St. Louis, MO - Women have the power to be the difference in this election cycle. A deeper look into races on the federal and state levels show women as a pivotal vote in 2016.  For the past several election cycles, we’ve heard a lot about soccer moms and unmarried women helping determine the election cycle.

AFSCME Member Turns Passion into Action

November 7, 2016 
By Mary Robbins

Harrisburg, PA - Helping students pursue higher education is Linda Wise’s passion. For 23 years, she has been a clerk at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, a national provider of student financial aid services.

Election 2016: Workers' Rights in the Balance

November 7, 2016
By Alex Schmidt
Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP

Editor's Note: The following begins a special feature from law expert Alex Schmidt looking at important legal issues impacting today's working men & women. 

Legal expert Alex Schmidt.

New York, NY - The most critical issue of the presidential campaign facing workers of this country is its impact on the Supreme Court. Electing Donald Trump would create a systemic risk that many worker protections taken for granted today—federal minimum wage laws, child labor laws, anti-discrimination rules and workplace safety regulations—will be greatly weakened or lost altogether. 

Get Out the Vote for Hillary Clinton

November 7, 2016 
By Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

New York, NY - Yesterday, I traveled across New York as Democrats rallied to Get Out The Vote. I’ll tell you what I told them: this is not the time to take anything for granted. Because while most elections are about choosing a leader, this election is about making a statement of who we are.

AFGE Member Leads with His Heart…and His Hair

November 7, 2016 

Washington, DC - Francis Nichols calls himself a walking billboard for AFGE and Hillary Clinton. This post originally appeared at Medium.
It isn’t hard to spot Francis Nichols in Orlando, Florida — or whom he supports for president.

WIN Week In Review

November 6, 2016   
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - Working people are the overwhelming majority in America and yet our issues have taken a back seat in this presidential election.

Labor Canvassers Take Semi-Personal Approach Against Trump

November 4, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Labor unions trying to defeat Donald Trump have sent out nearly 2,000 canvassers who’ve knocked on more than 6 million people’s doors in swing states—with instructions to establish a “personal connection” with them and scripts tailored to black, Latino, and millennial voters.

AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka: Why Workers Should Vote Clinton

October 30, 2016  
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - American working people will elect the next President of the United States on November 8th. The AFL-CIO is the largest labor federation in the country and it's supporting Hillary Clinton.

Labor Hopes for Pro-Clinton Clout in Youngstown

October 29, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Youngstown, OH - Donald Trump has pitched his hopes of winning the Presidency on places like this Northeast Ohio city, whose population has dropped by half since its steel mills closed in the 1970s.

Additional information