Greater New Orleans AFL-CIO


The Greater New Orleans AFL-CIO has endorsed the following candidates for the NOVEMBER 4, 2014 ELECTION for Statewide Elections, including Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles and Lafourche Parishes: Read more >>>

Nov. 4 is creeping up fast, and working people are knocking on doors, making phone calls and making sure their friends and neighbors are registered to vote so we're electing the kind of candidates who speak for us, not CEOs and corporations. You can make a big difference this election. It's as easy as picking up the phone and telling people who matter to you what's at stake this November. Make a call today, we're counting on you! Read more >>>

 Our 16th Annual Labor Day Picnic was a huge success. We had the largest crowd ever (final count per City Park was 1,875) and a wonderful time was had by all. We would like to recognize the following volunteers, without whom we would not have been able to pull off such a successful event: Read more >>>

While volunteers around the country are on street corners, outside of groceries stores, at bus and subway stops and elsewhere to help people register to vote, you can get started right now, right here with just one click. If we’re going to beat back the attack on working families by the likes of Mitch McConnell, Scott Walker, the Koch brothers and other extremists, all of us—you and your family and friends—must be registered to vote. Read more >>>


Support Mission

Transport Workers (TWU) Local 527 provides support services for U.S. troops as they train and learn signal command at the Fort Gordon military base in Augusta, Ga. TWU members do everything from issuing and repairing equipment and vehicles to making sure the well water is safe to drink and the facilities are heating and cooling properly. Read the full article>>>

It's pretty frustrating seeing all the headlines that claim the economy is alive and kicking. Sure, there is economic growth and a steady increase in jobs, but what kind of jobs are we talking about exactly? Well, they aren't the kind of jobs we think of first when it comes to steady, middle-class jobs. No big surprise here, low-wage service sector jobs like those in the fast-food industry are seeing the biggest gains. Bryce Covert at The New Republic has a nice summary of what America's workers are up against when it comes to wages. Read more >>>

When President Barack Obama first announced his candidacy for president, he said: “I am running in this race because of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called ‘the fierce urgency of now.’ Because I believe that there’s such a thing as being too late. And that hour is almost upon us.” Like Dr. King, our president was calling on America to make real the promises of our democracy. That fierce urgency of now is here for thousands of refugee children from Central America. I know many of these kids’ stories because it is my story, too. Read more >>>

Did One of Our Senators Vote to Prolong the Shutdown?

The shutdown is over - but not before the U.S. Senate first voted to end the GOP-led government shutdown. The vote was 81-18, one of the most bipartisan votes held in the upper chamber in recent months. And yes, eighteen U.S. Senators voted to continue the shutdown. And yes, all of them were Republicans.

So what happened? Read the full Huffington Post article here, and find out which Louisiana Senator voted to keep government closed.

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