Weekly Update: Sharing Our Values
National AFL-CIO Endorses President Obama For a Second Term
President Obama earned the endorsement of the AFL-CIO General Board this week, amid much discussion about what union members value in a candidate. “Values” have been repeatedly emphasized by Republican candidates who hope to capture so-called “values voters.” The difference between our leaders’ discussion and theirs, though, is that we’re talking about the values America’s working families share – things like hard work, integrity, making an investment in our children and our future, a fair chance for all workers.
In Other News...
University of Oregon Faculty Votes for a Union
Faculty at the University of Oregon have voted to form a union, which will help them speak with a unified voice as they work with University administration to meet the needs of their growing student body. “We are joining together as colleagues to help make our great university even better,” said Tina Boscha, Instructor of Composition.
Portland Cab Drivers
Cab drivers in the City of Portland are ramping up their campaign for better wages, fair treatment, safer working conditions and a more equitable permitting system. The more the word gets out, the more drivers get involved. If you’re interested in getting involved and helping the fight, get ready for action.
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