From the earliest days of the American colonies, when apprentice laborers in Charleston, S.C. went on strike for better pay in the 1700s, to the first formal union of workers in 1829 who sought to reduce their time on the job to 60 hours a week, our nation’s working people have recognized that joining together is the most effective means of improving their lives on and off the job.
Our 21st century workplace rights and protections—like the eight-hour day and laws covering safety and health on the job—have been won by the struggles and sacrifices of working women and men who were empowered by the strength of solidarity and whose actions embodied the America dream of fairness and an opportunity for all to succeed.
Legislation and Politics
Working men and women have strength in numbers and the goal of the Utah AFL-CIO’s legislative and political efforts is organizing that strength to win the good pay, retirement security, safe work environments, broad access to quality education for our children and much more. By mobilizing our union members, we elect candidates who support and will enact a working families’ agenda.
All candidates seeking an endorsement from the Utah AFL-CIO
The first step in our process is to have interested candidates send us a simple one page (2-3 paragraphs) letter. The letter should include a short introduction and a request for endorsement consideration from the Utah AFL-CIO. After receiving this letter we will schedule an interview with our endorsement committee. Following your interview, the committee will determine whether to make an endorsement.
Our mailing address:
2261 South Redwood Road, Suite M
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
We look forward to hearing from you
Legislative & Political Director
Suzanne Harrison - Utah House District 32
Make Your Voice Heard.
This is a crucial time for our campaign. One candidate in this race has kids in public schools and serves in our schools. One candidate has the endorsement of local first responders. One candidate has knocked thousands of doors to listen to voters.
We need your help these last few weeks.
Things you can do:
- Vote now! Ballots are out and the sooner you vote the better. Voting early allows our campaign to focus resources on persuasion rather than motivating our supporters to turn in their ballots.
- Walk! We are still out talking to voters. Meet at Storm Mountain Park. Monday - Thursday at 5:15 pm and Saturdays at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm.
- Call! We need volunteers to call neighbors. This is super flexible, you can do it during the day or in the evening. We'll give you a list of people that live near you and an easy to follow script. Text 801-999-8047 to volunteer.
- Talk! Tell your friends and neighbors to vote for Suzanne Harrison for HD32.
- Share! Go online and share a post from my Facebook page or make one of your own. Emily's example below is excellent. Getting the news out to your friends amplifies our message.
Remember that 5 votes determined the outcome last time. Your vote matters, your voice matters, and your efforts will have an impact on the result.
Walking this week
This week is a big push to reach all of the households in House District 32. We would love to have your help.
We meet Monday-Thursday at 5:15 pm and Saturday at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm at Storm Mountain Park, 980 E 11400 S. We would love to see you there!
AFL-CIO Press Releases
AFL-CIO Launches TV Ad Highlighting Worker Power
September 4, 2018
Workers’ Rights Remain Critical as NAFTA Negotiations Continue
August 31, 2018
AFL-CIO Holds Million-Member Tele-Town Hall
August 29, 2018
NAFTA Negotiations on Track but Not Done
August 27, 2018
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GENERAL ELECTION DEBATE SCHEDULE 2018
2nd Congressional Debate at Dixie State University:
Monday, September 17, 2018
Eccles Fine Arts Center, 100 South 700 East, St. George, Utah 84770
from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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