To revitalize American communities, workers must address massive economic shifts that have occurred in the last 20 years. These economic shifts have removed the “ladder of opportunity” and replaced it with a deepening “well of dependence” where workers and their families must rely on the goodwill of others to survive. Dedicated leadership and creative approaches are needed to bring forth a new labor vision within our communities realizing that each community has a unique combination of assets on which to build their future.
The mission of the AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation. To accomplish this mission we will build and change the American labor movement… (Read More)
On Labor Day, we recognize and honor the achievements of unions and working people across America. While the Labor Movement has been under attack in recent years, our Unions and members are joining together to fight back. Working people are standing up for their rights on the job. Read More
August 7, 2018 marks Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. It takes a Black woman an additional 8 months to make what her white male counterparts make in a year because on average her wages equate to 63 cents on the dollar. Read More
American beer brewing and the Labor Movement have a long legacy together dating back to the National Union of United Brewery Workmen founded in 1886. Thousands of union members across the country are working in some of America’s oldest breweries. On International Beer Day, show your support for ethical workplaces and your union brothers and sisters by choosing union-made brews! Read More