Backed by radio ads from the AFL-CIO and several top unions, workers and their allies mounted a final intensive political push in the week before the Nov. 4 election.
The AFL-CIO's determination to advance the struggle in southern red electoral states came alive Sunday, Oct. 26, with a Get Out the Vote rally.
"There is no better fighter for America's middle class, for America's working people than Alison Lundergan Grimes," Warren told the crowd of IBEW union members.
"Connecticut needs a governor who walks picket lines, not a governor who busts unions and destroys communities."
The Letter Carriers took the unusual step of singling out for support only lawmakers who are strong supporters of postal union members.
The event highlighted that a big turnout on Row D, the WFP line, will be decisive in ensuring that Cuomo, the IDC and other elected officials remain good to their word.
"Labor is perfectly positioned to unite a massive movement, to raise wages and to lift up our communities."
"A jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build one," legendary former U.S. House Speaker Sam Rayburn famously once observed.
They are upset by a General Counsel's memo saying franchise holders and the chains that enfranchise them are both responsible for obeying wage and working condition laws.
"We need to clearly, openly discuss the reality of racism in America, we have a big vision of a better nation.""