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Richard Slawson


The Wisonsin AFL-CIO never gives up. They stand up for what is good for working families as they should. This race is another example of staying politically involved to win back workers' rights for all Wisconsin working families.

But, wouldn't it give the Wisonsin AFL-CIO a more effective means of winning these races and also more workplace organizing efforts. More support from participating continually, not just at election time, in media ads informing Wisonsin - and all other American - families about Labor's goals and successes.

Labor Needs a "National Advertising Program!"

A National Advertising Program could be used to discuss economic policies and their effect on working families. It could discuss Trade Legislation and its history of destroying American manufacturing jobs - all for more short term profits for international corporations.

Beyond economic policy, a National Advertising Program could be used to explain the proper role that Labor Unions have played in supporting the middle-class/working-class families in America and other nations as well. 30 second commercials sell billions/trillions of dollars of products and services every year and the AFL-CIO should be "in the game."

How would a National Advertising Program be funded? It's easy - with 12 to 14 million Union members - each Union would support a advertising fee of $1 to $2 dollars each month. This should bring in approximately anywhere from $60 to $200 million just for advertising the American Dream and how it can be achieved by having a Union.

The Labor Movement needs to tell its own story! The American people need to know the truth about the economy and how Labor Unions have benefitted their lives even when they didn't have a Union.

Labor can't afford to let anti-worker, anti-Union forces to continue to tell lies about workers' Unions. Labor must correct the perception that the Repulsive Party, the "No Rights at Work Foundation," the corporate "Heritage Foundation" and the hundred other big money groups, have created about the Labor Movement.

Every Union member knows what is happening in the mid-west with the Repulsive Party passing "No Rights at Work" legislation and killing pensions and medical coverage for working families. This is happening because American working families (Voters) aren't being told the truth about what these actions are doing to their future earning power. Does anyone believe that the Reps would get away with their attacks when working families knew the truth?

The AFL-CIO is the only organization that can do this - establish a National Advertising Program.

The AFL-CIO Executive Board is meeting at the end of this month. If every Union member contacts their Union President maybe they will demand that a National Advertising Program be put on their meeting agenda.

Workers need Unions and with a National Advertising Program we can turn the economic conditions and the Labor Movement around and begin to rebuild.

Call your Union President this week!

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