In Nebraska, organized labor play key roles in our economy, our quality of life and the basic foundation of our democracy. 

Fewer lives are now lost on the job, wages are better, and working hours are more reasonable.  Today’s workers also can get medical coverage and several weeks of paid vacation. All of these factors contribute toward better health and stronger purchasing power for consumers.   Many voters have the wrong idea about unions due to what some call the "Walmart Effect".  The big-box discount retailer claims that the savings it generates from limiting the power of organized labor enable it to offer lower prices to its customers.  
Other retailers may feel compelled by Walmart’s example to renegotiate terms with the chapters of organized labor that represent their workers. The contention the retailers often present is that they will be forced to cut salaries or eliminate jobs to remain competitive with Walmart if the unions do not renegotiate.  Before you jump to conclusions, know that organizations like the Nebraska Chapter of the AFL-CIO, Nebraska Farmers Union or the Nebraska State Education Association make Nebraska better.  What you see or hear from anti-union groups or many elected officials is just an agenda to harness power.  The Janicek For U.S. Senate Campaign is firmly behind organized labor and to any elected representative in Nebraska that is not,  I say...