Vote for Workers by Timothy Greene
During this unprecedented pandemic people are searching for answers. One thing for certain, it is important now to support America’s workers, all the people on the front lines of this pandemic.
Five months ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act. It is a comprehensive COVID-19 relief bill that would extend unemployment benefits, hazard pay, an emergency infectious disease standard, money for the U.S. Postal Service and measures for schools to open safely.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not stepped up to help the millions of laborers who lost jobs, exhausted unemployment benefits and neglected small businesses. We need to elect labor-friendly candidates.
The AFL-CIO has endorsed Joe Biden for president and Kamala Harris for vice president. We need to reelect Gov. Cooper and his Council of State. In the 6th District we need to elect Kathy Manning and in the 13th Scott Huffman. In Randolph County we need to elect Jane Gant in N.C. Senate District 26 and Susie Scott for N.C. House District 70. For union-endorsed candidates go to www.aflcionc.org.