Law and Politics

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.


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