Labor Unions Battle for Working Class Georgians

At a recent labor rally ahead of Monday’s first day of early voting in Georgia’s January 5 Senate runoffs, Yvonne Taylor Brooks, secretary-treasurer for the Georgia state AFL-CIO, delivered a simple message. Electing Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock isn’t simply about running up the score for a political party. Instead, victory preserves the chance for “a brighter future where all of Georgia workers have safe working environments” and “a voice on the job,” and where “right to work” is just a terrible memory. Just two days earlier, at a UNITE HERE rally, Nsé Ufot, CEO of the New Georgia Project, wrapped her greeting in similar demands: “I wanna say good morning to the ‘$15 and a union’ voters. I wanna say good morning to the ‘one job should be enough’ voters. I wanna say good morning to ‘the South got something to say’ voters.”

Read the full article in The American Prospect.