Filling the Halls of Power

From the AFL-CIO

A week after the defeat of “right to work” in Missouri, working people are riding a wave of momentum across the country. This week, working people in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Connecticut secured primary victories for several of our proud union brothers and sisters.

Yesterday marked a watershed moment for working people in three states, as union members secured nominations for federal and statewide office. Here are a few of our brothers and sisters who came out on top:

Tim Walz (AFT-NEA)—Nominee for Governor, Minnesota


Julie Blaha (AFT-NEA)—Nominee for State Auditor, Minnesota


Randy Bryce (Ironworkers)—Nominee for the 1st Congressional District, Wisconsin


Jahana Hayes (NEA)—Nominee for the 5th Congressional District, Connecticut



Posted In: Union Matters

Union Matters

He Gets the Bucks, We Get All the Deadly Bangs

Sam Pizzigati

Sam Pizzigati Editor, Too Much online magazine

National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre has had better weeks. First came the horrific early August slaughters in California, Texas, and Ohio that left dozens dead, murders that elevated public pressure on the NRA’s hardline against even the mildest of moves against gun violence. Then came revelations that LaPierre — whose labors on behalf of the nonprofit NRA have made him a millionaire many times over — last year planned to have his gun lobby group bankroll a 10,000-square-foot luxury manse near Dallas for his personal use. In response, LaPierre had his flacks charge that the NRA’s former ad agency had done the scheming to buy the mansion. The ad agency called that assertion “patently false” and related that LaPierre had sought the agency’s involvement in the scheme, a request the agency rejected. The mansion scandal, notes the Washington Post, comes as the NRA is already “contending with the fallout from allegations of lavish spending by top executives.”


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