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Help elect champions of working families
Help elect champions of working families

Pioneer Valley Labor Get Out the Vote This Week!

All at Pioneer Valley CLC, 640 Page Blvd, Springfield, MA 01104

Saturday Nov. 3
Labor Walks 3 shifts
9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, 3pm-6pm

Sunday Nov. 4
Labor walk 1 shift
1-5pm

Monday Nov. 5
Labor walks 3 shifts
9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, 3pm-6pm

Election Day
Labor walks 3 shifts
9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, 3pm-6pm

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Deval Patrick at the John Boyle O'Reilly Club

Deval Patrick Thanks Supporters and Unions for Re-election Effort

Governor Deval Patrick made a special appearance at the John Boyle O'Reilly Club in Springfield on Saturday, December 4th, to show his appreciation for the suppor he received during his re-election campaign. Click the thumbnail on the left to watch a video or view pictures from the event.

Labor Turns Out for Governor's Debate

Approximately fifty volunteers from local unions in the area came out to a pre-debate rally on Thursday night to show support for Deval Patrick. Leaders from the Pioneer Valley AFL-CIO as well as rank-and-file construction workers and firefighters made a great showing.

Speaking at the rally, President Brown encourage union members to support Patrick, saying, "This election is the difference between the loss of 5,000 state jobs, to seeing labor contracts across the Commonwealth under attack as a result a Republican Baker administration who is openly anti-union and between Governor Patrick who has many labor folks in positions of importance throughout the state and has worked closely with us on a number of issues."

Labor Council Dives Into Election Season

The Pioneer Valley AFL-CIO is firing up the after burners and launching into the last two weeks of the mid-term election season. "A core part of our mission is to make sure that the right people, the people who vote in our members best economic interests, win. We're here to support our candidates any way we can," said Richard M. Brown, President of the Pioneer Valley AFL-CIO.

Local area unions are calling on union members to turn out for several upcoming standouts and rallies, including a large rally for the Governor Patrick and Richard Neal being held on Wednesday, October 27th at City Hall in Springfield at 5pm. The labor council is also sponsoring two labor walks for Deval Patrick. During these walks, union members go out into the community for several hours to talk to other labor union members about candidate's positions on issues that affect their jobs and quality of life. The walks will be held at 9am on October 23 and 30th at 9am. If you are interested in participating, please contact the labor council at 413-732-7970.

Unions will also be fighting heavily against Question 3, the ballot measure that would slash the Massachusetts sales tax from 6.25% to 3%. If passed, the cut would cause massive public sector layoffs and devastate the state government's ability to serve the public.

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