On the third day of the GOP convention, AFL-CIO marchers painted a picture of what would be a nightmare scenario in America if Mitt Romney were to be elected president.
The Republican Party's 2012 platform is so radical it would have the government "turn its back on its citizens" and trash every-thing from veterans' health care to food safety inspections, a top union leader says.
They're joined in their drive by other progressive groups, Hispanic groups - such as La Familia Vota - and labor allies.
AFGE elected Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, a VA hospital worker from North Carolina, as their new president on August 15 at the union's convention in Las Vegas.
The AFL-CIO's executive council gave final approval to a plan to deploy at least 400,000 union members to work on the re-election of President Obama.