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Solidarity in the States

Politicians are launching partisan attacks on firefighters, nurses, teachers and other public employees in states across the country. But record numbers of Americans who want bipartisan solutions to our jobs crisis are standing up and speaking out against these unwarranted attacks on middle class families. We should all be working together to create jobs, not strip benefits and collective bargaining rights from the first line responders who keep our communities safe.



Issues by State

A brief look at the issues at stake in key states:
FloridaIndiana | IowaMaine | MinnesotaMichiganMissouriNew HampshireNew Jersey | New YorkOhioPennsylvaniaWisconsin

For more information on what’s at stake, visit the AFL-CIO’s States of Denial.

Additional Resources by Issue



Celebrity Support

Members of AE , AFTRA, MLBPA , NBAPA, NFLPA, SAG, WGAE, and WGAW have voiced their support for workers’ rights in the midst of these state battles. See a roundup of their statements of support here.

Ally Support

Below find a growing, dynamic list of examples of the outpouring of solidarity for scapegoated workers from student groups, environmental advocates, faith leaders, and community organizations. 


International Support