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News from the Central Labor Council of Middle Tennessee.

Next Tuesday, the Town Hall event to launch the campaign for the "Get It Right Bill" in Nashville will be held at 6 pm virtually on Zoom.

There still time to register to join us Saturday, as Union and community members from TN caravan to Bessemer, AL to support one of the most important Union fights in recent memory!

For more than 50 years, the Bordeaux Long Term Care Facility has provided a vital service to our community. Now, in the middle of a global pandemic, Mayor Cooper is rushing to close the facility at breakneck speed, endangering the lives of residents and the jobs of our brothers and sisters of SEIU Local 205 who serve there caregivers.

Trece Andrews spent the last three months phone-banking and sometimes canvassing for Joe Biden in Michigan. The nursing home worker focused her efforts on Detroit residents and fellow members of the Service Employees International Union, telling them a Biden administration would protect their health care and do more to raise their wages.

Democrat Joe Biden gained more of the vote from members of the AFL-CIO than Hillary Clinton did four years ago, its president said, crediting laborers for the party’s wins in key states.

"Simply put, we got out the vote," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters Thursday. "In Wisconsin, in Michigan, in Pennsylvania, Joe Biden's firewall was union made. And the labor movement is expanding the map--look at Arizona, look at Georgia."

As we start our day today, as expected, we still do not have a clear picture of the final results of the Presidential election. But do not be disheartened, Brothers and Sisters. This was exactly the scenario we anticipated.

Working families deserve a leader who will focus on “we, the people,” not just on the person they see in the mirror. Only Vice President Joe Biden can be that president. I’ve known Joe for 40 years. He loves his family, loves working people and loves our country. His “Made in America” plan will revitalize America's manufacturing in a way Trump never could. Biden doesn’t only have the best plan to beat the virus and help workers recover financially—he is the only candidate for president with a plan at all. And with a Biden administration, we’ll finally pass the PRO Act, allowing workers to join a union freely and fairly.

Do you have a plan to vote? Do you have a plan after that?

The upcoming election may be one of the most important in our lifetimes. Can we count on you to join us in casting your vote for our endorsed, pro-labor candidates? These candidates have a proven history of fighting for workers' rights and and the right to organize in our workplaces.

Over the past few months, President Donald Trump’s performance has been both unprecedented and unpresidential.