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North Dakota AFL-CIO Universal Free School Hot Lunch Resolution

WHEREAS, proper nutrition is a necessary component of quality education; and

This Labor Day weekend, take time to remember the generations of American workers, including North Dakotan workers, and the battles they fought to have safer workplaces, time off to spend with thei

Despite its setbacks, or perhaps because of them, organized labor has an energy level that AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka says he hasn’t seen before in his 50 years with the movement.

In addition to the North Dakota AFL-CIO Labor 2016 Endorsements, some great non-partisan voter guides have been prepared by trustworthy and respected organizations.

Voters may find the North Dakota League of Women Voters 2016 Voter Guide to be helpful in understanding the many measures that voters will see on their ballots this November.

North Dakota United Steelworker local 560 (USW 560) continutes to put pressure on Congress to stand against the Trans-Pacific Partnership collected over 1100 petitions asking congress to stand against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, (TPP) a trade deal with 11 other countries in the Pacific Rim. The TPP is expected to have disasterous results for working people here and abroad if passed during the upcoming lame-duck congress.

AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, published a new column on Huffington Post. He writes how Hillary roots for working people and why working people are championing her in tonight's presidential debate.

“Women are more activist than men,” said AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, “and understand that Clinton supports collective bargaining, raising the minimum wage and paid time off for illness and family care.” This year the AFL-CIO is targeting women as an individual voting group for the first time in a presidential race. Earlier this month 15,000 women, three times as many as expected, joined a conference call Shuler led to discuss strategies for convincing coworkers and relatives to vote for Clinton. 

Brothers and Sisters,

As November approaches and the election is just around the corner, I want to remark on the importance of taking part in the Labor 2016 political program. With a constant media focus on the national battle for the Presidency of the United States, it’s easy to fall into the idea that the election for the President is the only election that counts.

It’s not. Not even close.

One night at his UPS job, Tefere Gebre's co-worker handed him some union material. 

“He told me that I’d get health care and vacation and other benefits by filling it out. I said, ‘Are you serious?’ I thought, ‘Hmm. Everyone should have that.’”

Tefere, the executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, has been a proud union member for most of his life, valuing the freedom of people to come together in union.

Statewide Endorsements
U.S. Senate - Eliot Glassheim
U.S. Congress - Chase Iron Eyes
Governor and Lt. Governor - Marvin Nelson & Joan Heckaman
State Treasurer - Tim Mathern
Insurance Commissioner - Ruth Buffalo
Superintendent of Public Instruction - Kirsten Baesler

Legislative Endorsements
District 02 State House - Brandon Delvo

District 04 State Senate - Tyler Stafslien
District 04 State House - Cesar Alvarez
District 04 State House - Kenton Onstad