As you say, we are being destroyed.
I myself have been through 14 years of hell where our union leaders, our federal government, and our state governments have done NOTHING except say that unemployment is less than 5%.
You want my vote?
You damn well better confer with me so that I can educate you as to what is happening to the American Worker.
Working people from across the country are gathering together to set our priorities for the next four years. I am honored to have been re-elected as president of the AFL-CIO. It is an honor to serve this movement, and I am proud to tell you we’re going to go forward toward a better day for all working people.
Now is not the time for business as usual. Working people are under attack like never before, and now is a time to be bold and visionary about our future.
This year, our convention theme is Join Together, Fight Together, Win Together. Working people with a collective voice—in unions—are the strongest force for lifting wages, improving jobs and writing economic rules to benefit the majority, not just the rich and powerful.
I truly believe when we roll up our sleeves and work together, there is nothing we can’t do.