Law and Politics

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.

Layoffs Have a Human Cost

October 25, 2016  
By AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Washington, DC - Jobs are central to this election. We hear about the 1,000 workers laid off here, 600 laid off there, 5,000 from another place. These reports have become so commonplace that it’s easy to forget the human toll behind the numbers.

AFL-CIO Amps Up Final Get Out The Vote Push

October 25, 2016  
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - The AFL-CIO says in these final few weeks until election day it will bring 100,000 volunteer hours to bear to knock on a million doors in key battleground states. These will be one-on-one connections directly with voters.

Unions Protest Outside Trump’s DC Hotel

October 20, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC -  Several hundred people picketed Oct. 13 outside the hotel Donald Trump recently opened on Pennsylvania Avenue, demanding that he bargain with union workers at a hotel he co-owns in Las Vegas.

Protest Slams Trump as Sexual-Harassment Promoter

October 19, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - At 7:50 in the morning Oct. 18, a group of about 80 women dressed in black sat down in front of the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, bearing signs like “GOP Hands Off Me” and “Pussy Grabs Back.”

Labor Perspective From CSEA Western Region Media Officer Ove Overmyer

October 17, 2016 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell Editor’s Note: The author of this Labor Perspective: Donald Trump and the ‘Real Meaning’ of Taxes, is Ove Overmyer (Pictured Above/Photo Courtesy of Overmyer Via the Social Network Facebook), who serves as Media Officer for Western Region 6 of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA).  You can directly access this Labor Perspective at:

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