The AFL-CIO launched a broad campaign for economic renewal today that includes an election campaign-style mobilization of millions of union members in support of restoring workers’ freedom to form and join unions and other working family priorities, leaders announced at a meeting of the federation’s Executive Council. “Working families’ unprecedented grassroots energy and enthusiasm helped drive historic victories on Election Day, but that was just the first step,” AFL-CIO President John Sweeney said. “Entrenched corporate interests have signaled they’ll do whatever it takes to maintain the status quo. Today, America’s working families are sending a signal of our own: We’re continuing the largest grassroots mobilization in history to ensure President-elect Obama and the new Congress can deliver the economic change working people so desperately need.” continue reading

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