A heated 11th District race produces low turnout, but a clear winner

Stretching from Cleveland to Akron, Ohio’s 11th Congressional District recently had a heated Special Primary Election, although voter turnout remained low. Nevertheless, Shontel Brown, endorsed by the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council (CBCTC), won the Democratic nomination with 50.18 percent of the vote, beating out Nina Turner, who won 44.52 percent of the vote, and multiple other candidates.

Dave Wondolowski, Executive Secretary of the CBCTC, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the election, as well as the upcoming Cleveland mayor’s race. Continue reading

Wisconsin Democrats gain momentum in statewide races

Anti-union sentiment had a run across the U.S. in recent years, but things are looking up for the labor movement as it gains momentum in the political arenas of multiple midwest states.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Executive Director Matt Rothschild is excited for the future of unions and workers in Wisconsin. He discussed a recent statewide election, the progress made by Governor Evers and the political direction of the state on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading