Many observers on the right and on the left expected it to be a “Republican Year.” But even Republicans were surprised at how well they did at the polls. This may have been a vote of no-confidence in the President, but will it come to bite back the voters who turned out a pro worker Senate?
Long Island’s Labor Leaders Provide Perspectives on Election
Roger Clayman is the Executive Director of the Long Island Federation of Labor, John R. Durso, President of RWDSU serves as the President of the Federation as well. They each independently discuss their concerns and observations over the election results. Admittedly labor took a “drubbing.” The people have spoken! We explore ways in which local labor leaders intend to deal with new Republican majorities in the U.S. Senate as well as the New York State Senate, and learn about labor’s relationships with newly elected officials, many of whom did not get labor’s endorsement. We discuss the surprises and upsets and how labor leaders are reacting to them. Labor has to pick itself up, dust itself off , lick its wounds and get back in the ring. Another election is only two years away and it will be a “biggie.”
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1) Day at the Political Races – Financial Planning for the 99%: We hear from two candidates who were running for Long Island’s labor vote in the past election
2) Vote No on Prop 1 – Veterans Equality Act: We hear why prop 1 is bad news for New York
3) Letitia James Advocates for Public Good – Organized Wage Rage: Letitia James talks about how she uses her bully pulpit to bring attention to issues impacting working people
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