Law and Politics

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:

Voting is Critical

October 13, 2016 
By NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

New York, NY - The people must vote if we want to make this a fairer and better country. October 14th is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

Voter Registration Drive On The Streets

October 12, 2016
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY - The de Blasio Administration is teaming up with a voter registration drive taking place in all five boroughs. The Urban Justice Center’s Street Vendor Project is helping register more New Yorkers and raise awareness that there is still time to register to vote in the November 8 election.  New Yorkers can register to vote until the Friday, October 14 deadline.

Donald Trump is a Threat to our Democracy

October 12, 2016 
By Larry Cary

The gloves came off in the second Presidential debate with Donald Trump publicly threatening to have Hillary Clinton jailed if he becomes president.

Women Accuse Donald Trump Of Acting On The Sexual Assaults He Brags About

October 11, 2016  
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - The world now knows that Donald Trump bragged in 2005 about sexually assaulting women by groping them. That recording surfaced Friday and Trump admits it.

SEIU’s Henry Urges ‘Human Infrastructure’ for Home Care

October 10, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - If Hillary Clinton is elected President, Service Employees International Union President Mary Kay Henry wants one of her first priorities to be a jobs bill that invests in healthcare’s “human infrastructure.

The Power of Black Women in Elections

October 9, 2016  

Washington, DC - On a press call held in honor of National Voter Registration Day, the AFL-CIO released new data revealing black women voters as the key to electing Hillary Clinton president in November.

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