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Atlanta, GA 30312
AccomplishmentWe helped lead a statewide effort in 2016 to defeat Governor Nathan Deal's attempt to takeover so-called "failing" public schools and turn them into for-profit schools. It was the first time in Georgia history a governor-backed initiative was defeated. We also successfully sued the State of Georgia over a bill on dues check-off and neutrality agreements.
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Black History Month Profiles: Stacey Abrams
For Black History Month, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various African American leaders and activists who have worked at the intersection of civil and labor rights, with a particular focus on voting rights. Without access to the ballot box and an assurance that everyone's vote counts, civil and labor rights are among the first to be taken away from working people. Today, we're looking at Stacey Abrams.
What to Do if You're Turned Away at the Polls
Last week, reports came out that because of Georgia's "exact match" law, 53,000 residents of the state who registered to vote have had their registration marked as "pending," raising questions about whether or not those voters will be allowed to cast their ballots in this year's election. An analysis of the pending applications by the Associated Press showed that they overwhelmingly belong to African American applicants. The ACLU of Georgia responded to the news by ensuring Georgians that the "pending" status does not prohibit them from voting if they have proper identification.
Best Candidates for Working People, 2018: Stacey Abrams
This November's elections are shaping up to be among the most consequential in recent U.S. history. Throughout the summer and fall, we are going to take a look at the best candidates for working people. Today we feature Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
Another Organizing Victory in the South: Georgia’s Nestlé Workers Vote to Join RWDSU
Contrary to many claims by pundits, amateur or professional, working people are showing, more and more, that they do want to organize their workplaces in the South. The latest victory comes from McDonough, Georgia, where employees at Nestlé’s logistics and shipping center voted to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).