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AFL-CIO: No Early Presidential Endorsements​

The AFL-CIO will not be making an early endorsement in the 2020 presidential contest. “There will be no early endorsement of any of the candidates who have announced,” Lee Saunders, chair of the federation’s political committee, told People’s World, as he arrived in New Orleans for the 2019 winter meeting of the AFL-CIO Executive Council. The federation’s political committee met March […]

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AFL-CIO National Survey to Examine the Lives of Working Women

(Washington, DC, October 27, 2015) Today, the AFL-CIO released the National Survey of Working Women to capture a multifaceted picture of the lives of working women across the country, both union and nonunion. The survey, developed under the guidance of the AFL-CIO Executive Council Committee on Working Women will ask women about their economic interests, family and work life, along with their experiences balancing […]

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Say No to Secret Trade Deals

Say No to Secret Trade Deals

Fast Track is a process used to negotiate massive trade deals, without transparency, that will ship jobs overseas to Asia, Central America, and other low-wage regions of the world. This results in lower wages for U.S. workers, weakened food safety regulations, and poor financial oversight. When these types of decisions are made behind closed doors, they tend to benefit the […]

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Remembering Hardworking Americans on Workers Memorial Day

Every year on April 28, we reflect on Workers Memorial Day. Today we pay tribute to all the hardworking Americans who have lost their lives or have been injured while on the job. We take time to remember all the sacrifices of workers who were only trying to pursue the American dream and provide for their families. AFL-CIO reports that […]

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AFSA Attends MLK Civil and Human Rights Conference

AFSA Attends MLK Civil and Human Rights Conference

From January 15-19, AFSA joined hundreds of union and civil rights activists in honoring the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the AFL-CIO’s 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta. Attendees participated in plenary sessions, workshops and panels, in order to build knowledge and skills on a wide range […]

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AFL-CIO Hosts Lunchtime Immigration and Globalization Discussions in DC

AFL-CIO Hosts Lunchtime Immigration and Globalization Discussions in DC

Please join the AFL-CIO for a series of informal lunchtime sessions to learn more about Common Sense Economics—our new mass education initiative designed to influence and inspire conversations and actions. Bring your lunch and join a conversation about how: Working people can and must change the direction of our economy, Economic outcomes are a result of political choices, and Working […]

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Trumka: Economy Leaves Workers ‘Confused, Angry, Frustrated, Scared’

LAS VEGAS–Stagnation of workers’ wages and declining benefits for the last 40 years, with the Great Recession piled on top of that, has left U.S. workers “confused, angry, frustrated and scared,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says. Speaking to the Steelworkers convention in Las Vegas in mid-August, Trumka added that bleak prospects for the workers’ children only add to those woes.  […]

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Protestors Spotlight ALEC Confab, Again

DALLAS–Led by North Texas Jobs With Justice, the Dallas AFL-CIO and other progressive groups, some 500 protesters descended on the secret conference in Dallas of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the cabal of right-wing corporate chieftains and their political puppets.

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AFL-CIO To Try To Recruit and Endorse Pro-Worker 2016 Presidential Hopeful

WASHINGTON–The AFL-CIO will try to recruit and endorse a pro-worker presidential hopeful before the 2016 campaign for the Oval Office starts, the federation’s Executive Council decided. But circumstances could even force an endorsement in 2015.

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AFL-CIO Launches National Petition Vs. Deporting Undocumented People

Fed up with congressional refusal to tackle comprehensive immigration reform, the AFL-CIO launched a national petition campaign to demand Democratic President Barack Obama take administrative action to remove the threat of deportation hanging over 11 million people.

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