OAKLAND, Calif. - With unemployment officially pegged at 12.3 percent in California, it's clear topic number one for Democratic candidates at all levels will be jobs.
Warning of the extreme danger to the rights working people and to democracy if Republicans win, AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and candidates for office stumped Labor Day events.
MILWAUKEE -- There was one clear message everyone in the crowd at Laborfest here took home with them September 6: the true meaning of Labor Day.
ST. LOUIS - "The right wing wants to keep America from succeeding; they want to keep the president from succeeding; they want to keep us from succeeding."
As Labor Day approaches, business groups are throwing big money into ad campaigns to undermine pro-labor candidates.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told national media the elections come down to a stark choice: leaders who stand with workers, versus right-wingers pushing a corporate agenda.
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Union activists pledge to knock on 36,000 doors before Election Day in this battleground state.
Pollsters are reporting that the "swing voters," most of them working-class moderates and even some conservatives, are now ready to vote against all incumbents, even if it means putting the GOP back in power.
WASHINGTON - More than money or anything else, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told labor leaders, "Your union members are the power."
WASHINGTON - The training was as intense as the rousing speeches here at a Battleground States Conference of AFL-CIO leaders, with a "four pillar" plan and seven "do's."