Sep 11

The Long Home Stretch to Nov. 6

By President Bruce Hamilton

The Republicans and Democrats have held their conventions, and political polls show most Americans have already decided if they will vote for President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. Now comes the hard part. Romney has the big money. Obama has us. Turnout is everything, and we only have about a month left to register every likely Democratic voter.  Then we have to get them to the polls on Election Day.

Aug 28

Pay It Forward this Labor Day

By President Bruce Hamilton

We don’t get Labor Day off at Greyhound because we’re always too busy taking other people on their late summer trips. But I hope you will take a moment sometime over the holiday weekend to celebrate the benefits that earlier generations of union men and women fought and bled and died to win.

Aug 13

Be Afraid, Then Stand Tall

By President Bruce Hamilton

If the prospect of a President Mitt Romney wasn’t scary enough, the danger to working people of a Republican victory this fall came into sharper focus when Romney tapped U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, a Big Business hatchet man from Wisconsin, as his VP candidate.

Aug 01

Working Voters and Bosses' Parties

By President Bruce Hamilton

Every election, the debate flares up among union members over whether voting makes a difference. On one hand, our two-party political system is a choice between Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee. Regardless of which candidate leads the ticket, their “solutions” to the challenges we face will reward the ruling class.

Jul 16

Five Questions Mitt Romney Must Answer

The more everyone finds out about Mitt Romney’s finances, the more questions they have. Perhaps that’s why he’s hiding as much as he thinks he can get away with.

Today, The Boston Globe reported that Romney was still running Bain Capital two years after he claims he left the firm, directly contradicting his campaign’s denial that he was involved in deals that led to layoffs, bankruptcies, and American jobs getting shipped overseas.

It’s a pattern of secrecy, and this is just the latest example of him trying to hide the truth from voters. There are a number of issues in play right now – questions to which voters deserve answers:

May 29

COPE Kick-Off Follows Dallas Protest

By Bruce Hamilton

The chanting had barely died down outside Greyhound’s corporate headquarters in Dallas on May 22 when Local 1700 COPE activists from across the Southwest kicked off the 2012 campaign to re-elect Pres. Barack Obama. Get ready for a summer and fall filled with voter registration and mobilization.

Our first task is making sure that everyone we know is registered to vote. @WAR will concentrate on this essential step during June and July, and Local 1700 will hold meetings and organize activities to get the job done.

Jan 27
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