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Georgia Runoff Elections

The efforts of the labor movement’s leaders and members helped deliver key victories up and down the ballot during our Labor 2020 campaign. But our work this election is not yet done.

Our path forward runs through Georgia, where we are facing two crucial runoff elections that will decide the difference between a pro-worker majority and an anti-union majority in the U.S. Senate.

We need to keep our foot on the gas and do everything we can to win and help shape a better future for working people and our country.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Any resident of Georgia who is eligible can vote in the Georgia runoff election, even if you did not vote in the 2020 General Election.

Voter Registration:Dec. 7, 2020
Request Mail-in/Absentee Ballot:ASAP
Early Voting Starts:Dec. 14, 2020
Election Day:Jan. 5, 2021
Check the status of your mail-in ballot.

Make sure your voice is heard. Together, we can truly make America great and build a nation that works for all working people.

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Fifty-five years ago, in a speech to the convention of the Illinois AFL-CIO, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. laid out with characteristic moral clarity the essential role of unions in American life.

Americans should vote on Nov. 3 because our lives are literally depending on it.

Recent News

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Geoconda Arguello Kline, the secretary-treasurer of the Culinary Union Local 226 in Las Vegas, about the union's reaction to the election results.

Listen to the segment on NPR.

With Joe Biden about to enter the Oval Office, the American workplace is going to look much different. The former vice president and U.S. senator has four decades of relationships with union leaders behind him, setting him up to potentially be the most labor-friendly president the U.S. has ever had. Biden, who won the endorsement of almost every major union in the country, has made labor reform a fundamental part of his program and is widely expected to name at least one union leader to his Cabinet.

Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO labor federation, told reporters on a call Thursday that his union members came out overwhelmingly in favor of Biden. The AFL-CIO conducted a poll of 1,000 members on Nov. 2 and 3 and found that they preferred Biden to Trump 58% to 37%. Trumka said that was about four points better than Hillary Clinton did in a similar poll of federation members around the 2016 election. “In Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, Joe Biden’s firewall was union-made,” Trumka said. “We did not want an excuse not to go out on the doors,” D.

Trump’s OSHA sports a woefully anemic force of just 750 federal inspectors for the entire country (1,815 total when you include state inspectors)—meaning it would take an astounding 165 years for them to inspect every American workplace, an all-time high, according to a report by the AFL-CIO. That’s one safety inspector for every 79,262 workers.

Read the full article in Common Dreams.