Law and Politics

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.


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