Political Action

RCP: A Tale of Two Conventions

The political conventions are (finally) over, and with that the general election (finally, or at least officially) begins in earnest. In the next few days we’ll be subjected to endless analyses of what went right, what went wrong, and what was a wash. Most of these will reflect highly subjective impressions of analysts who have … Read more »

The Hill: Yes, we are better off than four years ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As the Democratic convention gets under way, here in Charlotte and across the nation, there’s only one question that counts for voters: Are you better off today than you were four years ago? Read why we ARE better off at The Hill.

NYT: Anatomy of a Speech: Bill Clinton

Convention speeches are multipurpose: excite the base, introduce the ticket, attack the opponent, establish the platform and fit into a tightly scripted schedule. The Times is breaking down key speeches from the Democratic National Convention, checking them for accuracy and adding context. See the analysis at The New York Times.

POLITICO: Why unions matter more than ever

They say there was a time and place for unions — but that has passed. They cite the fact that union membership in the U.S. stands at less than 12 percent. They cite the Wisconsin recall, the passage of right-to-work laws in Indiana and the 2012 Democratic National Convention taking place in Charlotte, N.C., a … Read more »

Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day Marathon – A Salute to the American Worker 2012

This Labor Day, eight of America’s hardest working union members will be honored for their community spirit, volunteerism and love of the great outdoors during the 2nd annual Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day marathon airing on Sportsman Channel from 1-5 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 3. Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day Marathon – A Salute to the … Read more »

What Does Mitt Romney Think of Unions?

Take a look at this –

Romney Economics: The Infomercial – RomneyEconomics.com

WP: Fact checking the GOP Convention’s opening night

Can an entire convention be built around a grammatical error? We wondered about that as we watched the first night of Republican Convention. From House Speaker John Boehner to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to Ann Romney, speaker after speaker made reference to Obama’s statement that “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. … Read more »

Join the Hyatt Hurts Campaign!

Hyatt has singled itself out as the worst hotel employer in America. Hyatt has abused its housekeepers and other hotel workers, replacing longtime employees with minimum wage temporary workers and imposing dangerous workloads on those who remain. In response, Hyatt workers have taken bold steps to end mistreatment, speaking publicly about abuses, going on strike, … Read more »

The Choice We Face this November 6th

The Building and Construction Trades Department has just finished production of a 2012 Presidential Campaign video that contrasts the records and positions of Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama – especially those issues that are central to the lives of our members. This video has now been uploaded to our YouTube page.  Please take the time … Read more »