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Union says its volunteer program is paying off

Charlie Wishman
Charlie Wishman

DES MOINES – Iowa labor union leaders said Wednesday that a campaign program they are running designed to get out the vote is paying off.

Ken Sagar, President of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, announced today that their program, which began in August, is well on track to complete over hundreds of volunteer shifts and reached over tens of thousands of voters before election day.

“This election is very important to our members. We are running a great program and our brothers and sisters knocking on doors all over Iowa, are making the difference,” said Sagar. “Iowa is a very important state and we are doing everything we can to get our labor endorsed candidates elected.”

“Our staff and volunteers are walking neighborhoods and talking to voters one-on-one about our issues,” said Charlie Wishman Secretary/Treasurer of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO. “We care about all Iowa working families and we are working hard to encourage union members to exercise their right to vote. ”

Iowa AFL-CIO volunteers across the state say that most people they talk with “know how important this election is for Iowa’s working families.”

Republicans, however seem to be leading in recent polls, with Governor Terry Branstad a virtual lock for re-election, and Joni Ernst slightly ahead of Bruce Braley for the coveted U.S. Senate seat about to be vacated by Tom Harkin.  Locally, Casey Callanan is said to be a sure thing in the race for District 2 Cerro Gordo Supervisor, and Josh Byrnes will likely win a third term in the Iowa House.

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Hello are you illegal ? And would you like go vote for Bruce Bailey !! Step right this way we can help you out… Hey wait a minute ur taking my job and working for 5 bucks an hour ….. It must be ok cuz president Obama’s Acorn said it was .. As he slips into a deep stare while drooling on himself!!!

From a retired union Bus. Mgr. (20+ yrs) I have tried tell the upper dogs that the labor unions need to get a different party because the Democrats (& some Rhino Republicans) have crapped on the unions in recent years with so-called Green groups and regulations that stifle business. The unions were good for their time back 40/50 years ago but they got caught in the corruption right along with the politician and big business. Just look at the middle class today.

@Gene-It is hard to believe but I am really a union supporter, but, not in the form that they are today. It seems they will go after benefits and wages even when the company can not afford them. They will demand more and more and cause other people to be put out of work because of their greed. At one time they were needed but have become a dinosaur with nothing but corruption at the top.

I wonder if Ken Sagar knocked on any doors free of charge?

The Unions get theirs at the expense of the taxpayer’s. They don’t care who it hurts as long as they get what they want.

This working family would like to keep a little more of the money it earns!! Vote Republican

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