Georgia Runoffs Are Ground Zero for Workers and Their Allies

“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,” the AFL-CIO said in setting up links for state feds, local central labor councils, and local and national unions to phone bank from around the U.S. for unionists to call Georgians. AFSCME, the Coalition for Labor Union Women, the Communications Workers, and the Alliance for Retired Americans are also running phone banks, among others. “Control of the U.S. Senate is still up for grabs,” said AFSCME President Lee Saunders. “A victory for Ossoff and the Rev. Warnock will create a pro-worker majority that will pass the urgent state and local aid we need. This is all hands on deck. All of us who care about funding the front lines and passing a broader working families’ agenda. We need to pour everything we’ve got in these Georgia races.” AFSCME’s site has a link for volunteers. CLUW calls its effort text banking “Snappy Hour.” Its members will text Georgia unionists to get out the vote. It’ll train them in phone banking beforehand, CLUW President Elise Bryant said.

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