It's no secret that the 2014 midterm elections did not yield a pro-labor sea change in American politics. But you won't get a full picture of the pro-worker gains that were made yesterday at the ballot box by listening to pundits on cable news. Among other strides for working men and women, voters in five states approved increases in the minimum wage, voters said yes to paid sick leave in Massachusetts, and TWU-supported Governor-elect Tom Wolf made history in Pennsylvania by unseating incumbent Tom Corbett.
Before we get into the details, a huge thank you to all of our proud TWU members who dedicated their time, energy, and vision to dozens of local and national campaigns, GOTV efforts, and community advocacy throughout the past year. Together, "We Move America" forward!
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On Sunday, hundreds upon hundreds of our brothers and sisters, members of Local 234 working for SEPTA — Philadelphia's public transit system — crowded into a Columbus Boulevard meeting hall, unanimously authorizing Local President Willie Brown to take the union out on strike and throwing their full support behind the Local's leadership in this contentious and protracted contract fight.
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