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ABSTRACT Was the union in part responsible for Ohio going blue or voting forPresident Obama in 2012s Presidential Election In my past experienceworking on election campaigns on behalf of CWA I know that the groundgame put into place matches if not beats the strategy that the partiesput into action going into the last few months before Election Day Ipersonally worked in Virginia in 2008 and really believe that the onlyreason that the state was won was due to the work of the AFL-CIO withthe local labor unions including CWA and the VA-CLC From phonebanking to precinct walking to phone banking the goal was to hit everysingle union member and track it so no one was missedI believe that Labor played a major part in the strategy of gettingconstituents out to vote of Barack Obama in battleground states such asOhio and Wisconsin Because of the major events that have taken placesuch as the Governor Walker and public workers WI and the autoindustry bailout in Ohio and surrounding states a lot of union membersUAW and Public Workers had a battle on their hands when dealing withthe Republicans There is no doubt that if Romney had got into officethe labor movement would have faced the battle of their lives It was nosecret that Romney is against unions and had plans of dismantling themas much as possible on behalf of big businessIt is my belief that labor knew this was going to be a problem and theyneeded to do what was needed to campaign on behalf of the DemocraticPartyLITERATURE REVIEW Since the results of the election in November of 2012 many mediaoutlets have reported how labor union efforts made it possible forPresident Obama to win re-election According to these writings this isespecially true in key battleground states such as Ohio and WisconsinFor a labor movement thats found itself on its heels for much of thepast two years President Barack Obamas decisive victory in Tuesdayselection proved that unions political ground
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