The labor movement, after throwing everything it had into the successful reelection effort of President Obama, is celebrating today.
Though many of the state margins were narrow President Obama ran the table winning every swing or battleground state with the possible exception of Florida.
The unemployment rate declined from 8.1% in August to 7.8% in September, with 114,000 jobs added last month, according to figures released this morning.
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.
In yet another move by a plurality Republican group, delegates to the IAFF convention formally endorsed President Obama and Vice President Biden for re-election.
"This election is not about our expectations. It is a choice between two different futures."
The governing council of the union's campaign finance committee, or PAC, backed Smith's comment and added Romney is unacceptable so far, too.
The Fire Fighters, one of the most politically active unions - and one that is plurality Republican - formally endorsed Democratic President Barack Obama.
Below are excerpts of a speech by Richard Trumka to the Center for National Policy, a think tank that in concentrated on national security issues.
With the presidential campaign in full swing following President Obama's formal re-election announcement, two top unions jumped in hard.