The Labor Wave: How Unions Carried the Midterms

The labor movement helped elect a wave of union members and pro-worker allies across the country this week.

We proved that if you support working people, we’ll have your back. And we sent a resounding message to every candidate and elected official that if you seek to divide and destroy us, we’ll fight back with everything we have.

Additional notable highlights of the midterms were the record number of women elected, giving us our first Native American and Muslim female representatives. (Read more about all the history-making firsts in the 2018 midterms here.)

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and AFL-CIO Mobilization Director Julie Greene spoke to the press early Wednesday morning. Check out what they had to say about this victory for working people by viewing the video below:


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