The AFL-CIO launched a new 60-second TV ad today, airing on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, highlighting the wave of collective action surging across the country and inviting all working people to join our movement. From the resounding defeat of “right to work” in Missouri to organizing victories nationwide, we are marching forward together.
The federation’s new ad offers up a simple rallying cry, calling on working people to join the fight ahead. As AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (UMWA) puts it, “We want regular people to be able to work hard and get ahead. We want fairness. We want dignity. We want everybody to have access to the American Dream. We’re gonna fight for it. We’re gonna stand for it. We’re gonna march for it.”
Working people in communities across the country displayed that energy this weekend. From a surge in organizing and collective action on the job to fights against an anti-worker administration and major victories at the ballot box, we are making our voices heard. And it is working. A new poll from Gallup shows that approval for unions is the highest it has been in 15 years.
The ad follows the "We Are Winning" spot, which was released in August, and our million-member tele-town hall and comes as the AFL-CIO launched an online ad campaign calling on senators to reject the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
We won’t let up until we secure our fair share of the immense wealth that we create every day.