Law and Politics

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.


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