Sign Me Up for Labor 2008 with the Maine and New Hampshire AFL-CIO!

IBEW Local 1837 members are teaming up with our brothers and sisters from other AFL-CIO unions to fight for a brighter future for workers across the United States. Now is a great time to make your union voice heard loud and clear as we prepare to elect a new President as well as other representatives at the federal, state and local level. In fact, Maine and New Hampshire have been identified as two of the six “battleground states” with competitive races that could impact the balance of power in the U.S. Senate.

The last eight years have seen an unprecedented attack on the rights of workers and labor unions as a result of a hostile administration in Washington, D.C. The next President is expected to make appointments to the United States Supreme Court, the National Labor Relations Board, and other agencies that will have a direct impact on the lives of working people for many years to come. Congress will consider legislation on health care, trade policies, and the Employee Free Choice Act—all vital to the future welfare of organized labor. The Labor 2008 program will work hard to make sure union members have information about the candidates’ positions and records on labor issues while they consider how to vote.

We cannot afford to sit on the sidelines as the major corporate interests run roughshod over the rights of working people in this country. The people we send to our nation’s capital can and will make a huge difference—for better or for worse.

Meanwhile, we also need to get out and support labor-friendly candidates at the state and local level. What happens in Concord, Augusta, and in our local communities will have a tremendous impact in the workplace—and at home, too.

In 2006, the AFL-CIO reached out to 13.4 million voters in 34 states, and union members voted 74% for candidates who support the values of working people like us. This year’s program promises to be even larger, and even more exciting. You can be part of it and really make a difference! Whether you can give a few hours, or only a few minutes of your time, we need to hear from you now! Please contact Matt Beck at 207-623-1030 to find out more.