With mid-term elections just days away, organized labor throughout the DMV area is making a big push this weekend to get out the union vote next Tuesday. See Calendar at right for details on area door-to-door canvasses and phonebanks. “It is time to stand up and fight back!” said Maryland State and D.C. AFL-CIO president Donna Edwards. “When we vote, we win,” added Doris Crouse-Mays, president of the Virginia AFL-CIO. “It is up to us to Get Out The Vote.” photo: nurses canvass in DC for At-Large candidate Elissa Silverman; photo courtesy NNU
Plus: the latest episode of the AFL-CIO’s podcast, “State of the Unions” features Mayor Dahlia Vertreese of Hillside, New Jersey, who discusses how her background in the building trades has driven her public service.