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Mon Aug 27, 2018, 08:36 AM

'We Are Winning' [View all]

The AFL-CIO today launched a television ad campaign highlighting the wave of collective action sweeping the country. From union organizing victories to the defeat of “right to work” in Missouri, working people are on the rise. As AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka puts it, “Something is happening in America.... When we stand together, we have the power.”

Working people are tearing down a broken status quo to advance our movement, build a fairer economy and usher in a more just society. Here are just a few of the recent wins the labor movement has secured in that fight:

262,000 working people joined unions last year—three-quarters of them younger than 35.

We elected pro-worker candidates in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Alabama and states across the country.

Right to work was voted down by two-thirds of Missouri voters, including half of Republicans.

The New York Times declared that the wind is at our back, while even The Wall Street Journal warned CEOs that unions are on the march.

Labor unions’ approval rating has risen to 61%, the highest in nearly 15 years.

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