Local 108 joined tens of thousands of working Americans
including union members, community allies, and students, gathered in
Philadelphia – the birthplace of American democracy – to fight for our shared
American values and to send a unified message that we must stand up for our
nation’s middle class. We are extraordinarily proud of the overwhelming turnout
produced by the New Jersey labor movement and our community allies at this
Working families have come under unprecedented attack.
Anti-worker politicians have tried to silence our voices at the workplace and
diminish our voices at the polls. We need to translate our unity at this rally
into political action. Today, Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his Vice
Presidential running mate, forming a union busting team like we have never seen
A Second Bill of Rights for America was adopted during the
rally, espousing the following principles: full employment, full participation
in the electoral process, a voice at work, a quality education, and a secure
and healthy future. Just like the first Bill of Rights, these are principles
that are critical to our country’s present and future success.
The American Dream is at stake, and we will continue the
fight to create jobs, ensure a decent future for the next generation, and stand
for the unlimited potential we have as a united America.