Politics

New AFT effort highlights Obama's record on education

IB Image"Educators for Obama" is a new AFT effort to highlight the stark differences between the two presidential candidates on the issue of public education.

Workers and Their Unions Key to Economic Turnaround, Election Outcome

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and Columbia University Professor Dorian Warren both say the best way to solve the nation’s economic crisis is to grow the middle class rather than allowing wealth to concentrate in fewer and fewer hands. Unions, they say, will play a vital role politically and economically in building a strong middle class.

The 99 Percent Solution to the Retirement Security Crisis

The Washington Post recently ran a lengthy article explaining the difficulties Americans face in providing for a secure retirement, as traditional pension plans become less common and 401(k) savings accounts prove to be frighteningly inadequate.

AFL-CIO Unions Vote to Endorse Obama for Second Term

Citing President Obama's commitment to working families, the AFL-CIO General Board voted March 13 to endorse the president for a second term.

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka says Obama has placed his faith in America's working men and women to lead our country to economic recovery, while Republican presidential candidates have pledged their loyalty to Wall Street and the 1 percent. The AFT endorsed Obama on Feb. 7.

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