Kentucky Labor Kicks Off 2007 Campaign

Kentucky Labor Kicks Off 2007 Campaign Bernard Pollack, AFL-CIO field coordinator, sends us this report on the campaign to elect a working family-friendly governor in Kentucky. The excitement across the Kentucky Labor Movement is palpable. Unions in the Louisville area are gearing up for Saturday where several hundred volunteers are expected to walk door to door talking with union members and their families. Gubernatorial candidate Steve Beshear and AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka will join with volunteers, along with UAW International Vice-President Terry Thurman, UAW Region 3 Dir. Maurice ‘Mo’ Davison, UAW Local 862 President Rocky Comito, Kentucky State Building Trades Executive Director Larry Roberts and many more leaders across the State. Rallying around the theme, “Kentucky Labor 2007: It’s Our … Continue reading

Steve Beshear Joins AFL-CIO KY Union Volunteers at Kick Off Walk

Media Advisory for Saturday, Sept. 22nd Contact: Alison Omens 202-341-7263 Rachele Huennekens 703-470-2454 Steve Beshear Joins AFL-CIO KY Union Volunteers at Kick Off Walk AFL-CIO Sec.-Treas. Richard Trumka to take part in the launch of the AFL-CIO KY political program On Saturday, September 22nd, gubernatorial candidate Steve Beshear, national AFL-CIO Sec.-Treas. Richard Trumka, and intl. UAW VP Terry Thurman will join hundreds of union volunteers across the state at the massive launch of the AFL-CIO’s political program in Kentucky for the 2007 elections. Before heading out to neighborhoods across Jefferson County, the group will rally around working family issues like good jobs, access to quality healthcare, retirement security, and the freedom to form and join unions to bargain for a … Continue reading

“Workers organizing for justice and for an economy that lifts all”

“Workers organizing for justice and for an economy that lifts all” By Stewart Acuff, National AFL-CIO Organizing Director Adapted from remarks delivered at the US Social Forum in Atlanta, Georgia September 6, 2007 We from the AFL-CIO and the labor movement have been inspired, energized, and moved by this great gathering of warriors for justice and peace, freedom and compassion here in Atlanta. We are reminded that we have much work left to do both externally and internally, and we are humbled by the challenge. But we will leave here renewed in our fundamental struggle for economic justice and for pushing down wealth and power from those who have too much to those who have too little. The economy no … Continue reading