Together We Can Make a Difference on Election Day!!!
TWU VOTES! Let's work together to ensure that every member of our union family makes their voice heard on November 4!
TO ACCESS VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR YOUR STATE, GO TO: http://www.eac.gov/voter_resources/contact_your_state.aspx
WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW:
- Talk to TWU members at the worksite about the election
- Register to vote and get others to do so as well
- Phone bank with other TWU members
- Join a TWU canvass
- Recruit TWU members and family to volunteer
WHAT'S AT STAKE FOR WORKERS IN THE 2014 MIDTERM ELECTIONS?
When Election Day comes around, voters may wonder, “What’s it mean to me?” or “Why should I vote on Election Day?”
This Election Day, November 4, TWU members will have a lot at stake. In fact, starting in January, the US Congress plans to write the laws on transit, aviation, Amtrak, railroad safety and highway programs. They may even consider labor rights laws.
In the next two years, our elected leaders will take up bills that affect the working life of every TWU member. In 2015-2016, the US Congress will write legislation governing public transit funding, the transit and highway bill, Federal Aviation Administration legislation and the Amtrak Reauthorization. Our elected leaders will have to figure out how to fund transit programs, because the trust funds that pay for transit and highways are running dry. Congress will also have the opportunity to vote on labor rights, retirement security, aviation bankruptcy and workplace fairness issues.
If anti-labor politicians win in November, they will demand transportation cuts, government shutdowns and attacks on labor unions.
TWU fights every day for legislation that provides good jobs and transportation funding. That work is never easy. But our chances of success are better when our allies get elected to office. Together, we can fight for the rights, the funding and the programs that improve the lives of TWU members and Americans from coast to coast.
What does this election mean to you? It means fair pay, safe jobs, labor rights and pensions. That’s why every TWU member needs to volunteer and vote this Election Day.
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