Labor-endorsed candidates made a stromg showing in Tuesday's primary elections. According to the State AFL-CIO, %90 of endorsed candidates won their primary elections.
State AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder took time to credit the volunteers who were essential in getting people out to vote:
Our members helped these candidates secure their nominations as well as wage competitive challenges against candidates that attack good jobs, decent wages and benefits, and our rights. We are proud of the great work our volunteers did in many important primary contests.(Rick Bloomingdale)
But there is still work to be done, many of these candidates face well, and mainly corporate, funded opposition. Frank Snyder realizes what the November elections will come down to:
This election will be won or lost on voter turnout. We’ve learned the consequences when working families don’t vote. It’s time to stop playing defense and go on the offense and that will only happen if we all vote in November.
Labor and it's allies will have a chance to show their solidarity and strength on June 3, when a "Raise the Wage Rally" will take place at the capital. Labor, faith-based, womens and other community organizations plan to gather to call for increasing the minimum wage to at least $10.10 per hour.