AFL-CIO starts the get out the vote drive early

The AFL-CIO is starting early on the get-out-the-vote campaign. In many states they are running ballot initiative petition drives for raising the minimum wage after failing last October at the Federal level, and in many legislatures.

This is in hopes of turning out Democrats to vote in November, and also many of their contracts have minimum wage riders in them that raise their pay as minimum wages go up without them having to actually bargain the increases. They are doing these drives in Ohio, Missouri, and other Red States where they can’t win in the legislature.