Path to Power

Elected officials can have a tremendous influence over the lives of working people. They dictate how our children learn, the quality of our infrastructure projects, and the way in which public services are delivered. Elected officials can also thwart working people's right to join or form a union - as they attempted a decade ago here in the State of Ohio with an attack on public sector collective bargaining.

Recognizing the direct relationship between the ballot box and the bread box, the AFL-CIO developed the Path to Power program which recruits and assists union members to hold public office.

Our fight doesn't stop when the election is over. It continues as these union members elected to public office deliver pro-worker legislation to help working families. When union members hold public office, they champion labor's values and work hard to shift the balance of power for working people.

If you are an active or retired union member interested in running for public office, we want to hear from you. Please complete the form below and we will respond as soon as possible