Workers First Vote Union

The labor movement played a decisive role in the election of a pro-worker majority in the U.S. Senate.

The voices of working people were once again heard loud and clear with the election of two pro-union champions: Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock. After delivering the 2020 election for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, America’s labor movement regrouped and remobilized to keep the momentum going in Georgia—so our elected officials will no longer profit from our pain, but fight for real COVID-19 relief and economic empowerment. It won’t be easy, but we now have a generational opportunity to work with a pro-union president, a pro-worker House of Representatives and a new Senate that will have the courage and conviction to take on issues critical to our lives and livelihoods. And this starts with the PRO Act, so workers who want to form a union can do so freely and fairly; and it includes workplace safety, voting rights, infrastructure investment, pensions, paid family leave and more. Today, we celebrate our democracy, and tomorrow we can once again get back to working and fighting like hell for all of America’s working families.

Together, we made sure our voice was heard and now we can truly make America great and build a nation that works for all working people.

Recent News

In the Georgia Senate runoff elections on January 5, Democrats Jon Ossoff and the Reverend Raphael Warnock unseated Trump-supporting incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue by margins of less than 80,000 votes—abetted by what a UNITE HERE! leader calls an “unprecedented ground game” by labor unions. “In the last couple weeks, we were talking to 15,000 people a day,” says Gwen Mills, the secretary-treasurer of the 300,000-member hotel and food-service workers union. During the six-week runoff campaign, according to Mills, UNITE HERE!

With their historic victories in Georgia’s Jan. 5 runoffs, Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff will become the 49th and 50th members of the Democratic caucus in the U.S. Senate. Georgia AFL-CIO President Charlie Flemming also congratulated Warnock and Ossoff. “The Georgia AFL-CIO congratulates U.S. Senator-elects Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff for their tremendous, hard-fought victories. “From day one, both Rev.

On Tuesday, more than 1,000 cooks, bartenders, servers, housekeepers and concessions workers held a car rally with the Rev. Raphael Warnock, calling for change in the U.S. Senate. Speakers included Georgia AFL-CIO President Charlie Flemming and Atlanta-North Georgia Labor Council President James Williams, with dozens of labor allies on the ground in attendance. As the COVID-19 pandemic and related shutdown wear on, the Senate runoff has major implications for the lives and livelihoods of workers and their families both in Georgia and throughout the country.

Jon Ossoff joined the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)’s Ossoff-Warnock Express Bus at the Five Points MARTA station in Atlanta on Tuesday to discuss the importance of early voting and getting out the vote in the lead-up to Election Day. The ATU Ossoff-Warnock Express Bus has been rolling across the state holding socially distanced rallies and other events in an all-out mobilizing effort. ATU Georgia bus drivers, train operators and other transit workers are also flooding transit centers to encourage riders to get out and vote in this critical election.