AFL-CIO News

  • Labor and Community Allies Fight for Jobs and Public Safety in Atlantic City

    Labor and Community Allies Fight for Jobs and Public Safety in Atlantic City

    Atlantic City may be the gambling capital of the East Coast, but there are certain things that shouldn’t be left up to chance, namely public safety. However, bureaucrats in charge of the state...

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  • The House Republican Health Care Plan—a Betrayal of Working People that Keeps Getting Worse

    The House Republican Health Care Plan—a Betrayal of Working People that Keeps Getting Worse

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka blasted the Republican health care plan on which House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has announced plans for the House of Representatives to vote later today, stating...

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  • Stand with Mondelez/Nabisco Working People Whose Jobs Were Outsourced by Watching and Sharing This Video

    Stand with Mondelez/Nabisco Working People Whose Jobs Were Outsourced by Watching and Sharing This Video

    The consequences of corporate greed are disastrous. Just ask the 600 former Mondelēz/Nabisco working people and members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM)...

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  • Investors with $3 Trillion in Assets Call for CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosure

    Investors with $3 Trillion in Assets Call for CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosure

    Today, more than 100 institutional investors with a combined $3 trillion in assets under management sent a letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in support of a CEO-to-worker pay...

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  • Getting Kids to Be Activists Through a Graphic Novel

    Getting Kids to Be Activists Through a Graphic Novel

    One of the lessons of history is that it must be retaught so our children won’t repeat it. When I left Union Plus last year, I decided to enter into an “encore” career and published a graphic...

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  • AFL-CIO Analysis of President Donald Trump’s FY 2018 Budget

    AFL-CIO Analysis of President Donald Trump’s FY 2018 Budget

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s proposed budget: “Working people in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin didn’t...

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  • 9 Ways the Republican Health Care Bill Makes Health Coverage in America Unaffordable and Out of Reach

    9 Ways the Republican Health Care Bill Makes Health Coverage in America Unaffordable and Out of Reach

    The congressional Republican health plan is an attack on everyone’s health benefits. No health care coverage—workplace plans, Medicare, Medicaid or the individual insurance coverage now available...

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  • Women's History Month Working Women Profiles: Kara Sheehan

    Women's History Month Working Women Profiles: Kara Sheehan

    Meet Kara Sheehan, a field organizer at the Texas AFL-CIO and member of Office and Professional Employees Local 298. Before joining the AFL-CIO, Sheehan worked with the Workers Defense Project and...

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  • Rep. Steve King and the Racist Origins of 'Right to Work'

    Rep. Steve King and the Racist Origins of 'Right to Work'

    Controversial Iowa Rep. Steve King is once again in hot water for espousing racist, white nationalist views, tweeting that "we can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies." He...

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  • How to Find Union-Made Tires

    How to Find Union-Made Tires

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has made it very easy to find union-made tires by requiring that each tire carry a code that shows the company and the location of the plant that...

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  • Still Getting 'It' Wrong

    Still Getting 'It' Wrong

    On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the economy gained 235,000 payroll slots in February and upped its estimates for December and January by another 9,000 jobs. Over the...

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  • The Working People Weekly List

    The Working People Weekly List

    Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here’s this week’s Working People Weekly List.

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  • In Washington, D.C., Another Contractor Stiffed by Trump

    In Washington, D.C., Another Contractor Stiffed by Trump

    Freestate Electrical is suing Donald Trump's organization for failing to pay $2 million for work done on the luxury hotel in the Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. Freestate, an...

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  • The Economy Adds 235,000 Jobs in February, and Unemployment Little Changed at 4.7%

    The Economy Adds 235,000 Jobs in February, and Unemployment Little Changed at 4.7%

    The U.S. economy added 235,000 jobs in February and unemployment was little changed at 4.7%, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wages were up 2.8%...

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  • Telemundo Performers Vote to Join SAG-AFTRA

    Telemundo Performers Vote to Join SAG-AFTRA

    In a historic vote, telenovela performers at Spanish-language station Telemundo have voted to join SAG-AFTRA. The vote was 91–21 in favor of membership, and this is the first time in 65 years a...

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  • House Republicans Propose Giving Health Insurance Companies a Tax Break on CEO Pay

    House Republicans Propose Giving Health Insurance Companies a Tax Break on CEO Pay

    CEOs of health insurance companies received a generous early Christmas gift, thanks to Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives.

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  • Advancing Immigration Reform in Maryland

    Advancing Immigration Reform in Maryland

    In a time of heated rhetoric and divisiveness around immigration, Maryland’s unions, faith community and immigrant rights groups are leading the way forward on state-level immigration reform. Two...

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  • ‘A Day Without a Woman’: How You Can Show Solidarity

    ‘A Day Without a Woman’: How You Can Show Solidarity

    On Wednesday, March 8, International Women's Day, women across the world are taking action to call attention to the contributions we make every day in our workplaces, homes and communities.This...

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  • Congressional Republicans Attack a Law That Keeps Federal Contractors Accountable on Worker Safety and Fair Pay

    Congressional Republicans Attack a Law That Keeps Federal Contractors Accountable on Worker Safety and Fair Pay

    Federal contractors who seek lucrative contracts with the government are subject to commonsense scrutiny of their worker safety and pay records, thanks to an executive order signed by...

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  • Historic March Signals to Nissan to Do Better, Right Racist Wrongs

    Historic March Signals to Nissan to Do Better, Right Racist Wrongs

    On Saturday, more than 5,000 auto assemblers, handlers and servicers marched with their families and supporters in Canton, Mississippi, to demand Nissan respect their employees' desire to come...

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