AFL-CIO http://wfpl.org en With Labor Support, Grimes Knocks McConnell's Right to Work Measure http://wfpl.org/post/labor-support-grimes-knocks-mcconnells-right-work-measure <p>Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has received a major labor endorsement ahead of next year's election.</p><p>The AFL-CIO of Kentucky announced before a packed house of union members in Louisville that it is formally backing Grimes in the 2014 race, citing her commitment to workers and their families.</p><p>"Labor has literally lifted millions out of poverty and it is labor that is the way we're going to continue to grow the middle-class of this state," says Grimes.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:15:57 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7447 at http://wfpl.org With Labor Support, Grimes Knocks McConnell's Right to Work Measure AFL-CIO Unveils New Ad Attacking Romney on Coal Mine Health and Safety http://wfpl.org/post/afl-cio-unveils-new-ad-attacking-romney-coal-mine-health-and-safety <p>The AFL-CIO has launched a new direct mail campaign aimed at attacking Mitt Romney&rsquo;s record on coal mine safety.</p><p><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/102847083" target="_blank">The ad features union president Richard Trumka,</a> a third generation coal miner from Pennsylvania.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:14:41 +0000 Erica Peterson 1311 at http://wfpl.org