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YOUR VOTE IS ESSENTIAL

America faces crises on three critical fronts: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall and long-standing structural racism.

And too many of America's working families are suffering needlessly because of ineffectual leaders and their reckless policies.

Elections have consequences.

Working people need safe jobs, economic security and freedom from systemic racism. We need to vote for candidates who share our values, and vote out those who don't.

Make your voice heard this fall.

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.

This Labor Day, America’s working families are facing unprecedented challenges.

Recent News

President Trump’s trade war against China didn’t achieve the central objective of reversing a U.S. decline in manufacturing, economic data show, despite tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese goods to discourage imports. The tariffs did succeed in reducing the trade deficit with China in 2019, but the overall U.S. trade imbalance was bigger than ever that year and has continued climbing, soaring to a record $84 billion in August as U.S. importers shifted to cheaper sources of goods from Vietnam, Mexico and other countries.

President Trump’s extraordinary directive allowing his administration to weed out career federal employees viewed as disloyal in a second term is the product of a four-year campaign by conservatives working from a ­little-known West Wing policy shop.

Read the full article in The Washington Post.

Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes and 700,000 union members could make all the difference in the presidential election. For Pennsylvania union members like Luke Wanchock of the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA), the decision of who to vote for comes down to who will support our rights on the job. “I voted for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” Wanchock told “CBS This Morning.” “They’re pro-labor.

Jeffrey Mitchell, the first Black president of the South Florida AFL-CIO and president of the Transportation Workers Union, Local 291, explained what they were trying to achieve. “Labor is united, we’re joined at the hip. While we are different in nationality, we’re the same in conditions whether it’s economically or sociologically. We just want everyone to have an equal stance,” he said.