April election results in huge wins for working families

HUGE WIN – Eighty-four percent of candidates and propositions across the St. Louis area that were Labor-endorsed won, resulting in a huge win for working families. In O’Fallon, Mo., about 100 people showed up for an election night watch party sponsored in part by the Tri-County Labor Club held at the O’Fallon Elks Lodge April 2. – Labor Tribune photo

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Labor-endorsed candidates and propositions in the April 2 election won in 84 percent of the races across the St. Louis area, signaling a huge win for working families.

Missouri AFL-CIO President Jake Hummel said the wins are a testament to all the groups working together – the St. Louis Labor Council, local Labor clubs and in particular, the Missouri National Education Association.

“I’m proud that so many union-endorsed candidates won,” said Hummel. “These local elections matter in our day-to-day lives and the impacts are massive. This is why it is so important to vote.”

Many races on the April 2 ballot were for school board seats, and Labor-endorsed candidates won in every school board election across the St. Louis area.

“St. Louis-area residents rejected every right-wing candidate on the ballot and voted in the best interest of the students,” Hummel said. “Some of those candidates were using the school board races for their crazy outlandish ideas and trying to say the schools had a problem when they didn’t.”

For results in your area, visit your local county election authority’s website.

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