Chicago Federation of Labor – Endorsed Candidates

Last night’s debate illustrates just how much is at stake in this election for working men and women. From the top of the ticket all the way to the bottom, working people have stark choices between candidates who want to protect the top 1% and those who want to build an economy that works for everyone.

You don’t have to wait until November 6 to make your voice heard. You can go to the polls now during the early voting period to vote for labor’s endorsed candidates.

For information about where you can vote and which candidates have been endorsed by organized labor, visit www.chicagolabor.org/politics.

After you vote, join us in making calls to other union members to make sure they get out and vote. We have expanded our phone bank operation for the last few weeks of the campaign.

We have expanded hours at the Painters District Council in Chicago and are opening a second calling location at the IUOE Local 150 in Countryside beginning Thursday, Oct. 25 and running through Election Day.

Click here for information about how you can get involved

In Unity,

The Chicago Federation of Labor

 

Union says right-to-work laws equivalent to slavery; NRTW says unions want monopoly

Union says right-to-work laws equivalent to slavery; NRTW says unions want monopoly

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PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – One of the more controversial labor law initiatives in modern times – the right-to-work law – is fraught with confusion and contention.

Union opponents have termed right to work laws as immoral, illegal and unconstitutional. Indeed one union, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 (IUOE), filed suit against the state of Indiana claiming the state’s newly enacted law was tantamount to slavery.

“The right-to-work law in Indiana forces Local 150 and other unions to provide identical services to workers whether or not they pay dues,” said Ed Maher, communications director for IUOE Local 150. Continue reading “Union says right-to-work laws equivalent to slavery; NRTW says unions want monopoly”