Thursday, August 30, 2012

WIN: Workers Issues Need To Be Addressed By Politicians At Both National Conventions

Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer

By Doug Cunningham
As the national political conventions are staged and the presidential election campaign kicks into high gear AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler says economic justice for working families must not be ignored. 
She says public policies that help working families goes way beyond the political.
Liz Shuler added: 
It’s not about politics. But we need the politicians to really hear us, lifting up again the right to a quality education, the right to a secure retirement and a healthy future, saving the middle class – not only preserving it but so it thrives.
Shuler says the Second American Bill of Rights – a workers’ Bill of Rights – is being delivered to both political conventions.
Shuler noted: 
We are going to be delivering the Workers Bill of Rights to both conventions. And we hope that they will raise these issues in their platforms and on the floor so the delegates know that working family issues need to be a part of this process and can’t be ignored.

There are some Republicans who are friendly to labor, particularly during an election. For the most part, Republicans have been anti-labor since the late 19th and early 20th century.
source: Workers Independent News
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