Political Action

Sign Your Name to America’s Second Bill of Rights

Sign Your Name to America’s Second Bill of Rights We the People want to strengthen our nation, as a beacon of equality, economic opportunity and freedom for all. We hold these rights to be essential to our vision of America and believe that the principles contained therein should guide our government, business leaders, organizations and … Read more »

Why Democrats need labor unions

Princeton, New Jersey (CNN) – Since the Democrats chose to host their convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, in a state that has not been hospitable to unions, organized labor is going to have a rally to focus attention on its key issues in Philadelphia on August 11. The rally is indicative of a larger tension that has plagued the Democratic … Read more »

Five Obamacare Myths

ON the subject of the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare, to reclaim the name critics have made into a slur — a number of fallacies seem to be congealing into accepted wisdom. Much of this is the result of unrelenting Republican propaganda and right-wing punditry, but it has gone largely unchallenged by gun-shy Democrats. The … Read more »

A Short Sighted Approach To Re-Building The Tappan Zee

Rather than criticizing Governor Cuomo over the new Tappan Zee Bridge proposal, we should be praising him for possessing that rarest of qualities among New York government leaders: vision. In his Daily News column last week, Bill Hammond thinks New York should be cut corners to rebuild the bridge – ditching critical worker safety rules … Read more »

How Pensions Violate Free Speech

In its Citizens United decision, the Supreme Court held that companies have a First Amendment right to make electoral expenditures with general corporate treasuries. And they’ve done so, with relish, pouring millions into the political system. What Citizens United failed to account for, however, is that a significant portion of the money that corporations are … Read more »

Painters Union Personally Presents Nevada Senator Dean Heller’s Reno and Las Vegas Offices with Call to Action on the Bring Jobs Home Act

Las Vegas, NV — This week, leaders and members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) visited the Reno and Las Vegas offices of Senator Dean Heller to personally deliver a letter from the members of the union calling for the passage of the Bring Jobs Home Act (S. 2884).  The legislation, due to be voted … Read more »

Workers Stand for America Rally

Save the Date!  August 11, 2012, union members from throughout the East Coast are gathering in Philadelphia for the Workers Stand for America Rally! We’re uniting in solidarity to send a powerful message to Congress and anti-union forces that we are committed to fight for the working class.  We are not going to rest until … Read more »

President Obama, Mitt Romney deadlocked in race, poll finds

A pair of tepid jobs reports, landmark Supreme Court decisions on health-care and immigration laws, and an unprecedented barrage of negative ads have shaped the opening months of the fall presidential campaign. The impact on the horse race: virtually none. According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney remain … Read more »

Union chief dismisses talk of rift between Democrats, labor

The new president of the nation’s largest union of public workers on Thursday rejected suggestions that tensions linger between Democrats and labor over their defeat in the Wisconsin recall election. Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), said the recall that failed to oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker … Read more »

7 points that could tip the election

From POLITICO – …all eyes are on the looming pivot points that could alter that narrative, though they are few, and will need to hit with serious impact — even the ballyhooed health care ruling has not, polls show, done much to significantly shift the campaign. Some are known and on the calendar; others hover … Read more »