Labor to Announce "Workers Stand for America" a Campaign to Refocus Political Debate on Jobs and Opportunity

Jul 10, 2012, 13:36 ET from National Press Club

Working people, led by the labor movement, say it's time for a campaign to refocus the national agenda on economic issues as the political parties prepare to hold their conventions.

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Key labor leaders will launch "Workers Stand for America" at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference 1 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2012. The campaign by labor and other groups is a national effort to refocus attention on the needs of middle class working Americans and to urge elected officials and leaders from both parties and every part of the nation to stand with them.  The campaign will focus on America's Second Bill of Rights, promoting economic freedom and will feature a major gathering in Philadelphia, Pa., on August 11, 2012.

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Press Club Panel to Include:

  • Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
  • Edwin D. Hill, President, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Justin Clarke, student at the Community College of Philadelphia

SOURCE National Press Club