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)
Dennis Hower decided he would dye his beard pink if he raised $10,000 dollars for breast cancer. The President of Teamsters Local 773 has far out paced his initial goal of 10,000. By the end of October 2018, Hower will have raised more than $40,000 for Real Men Wear Pink, dyed his beard a bright shade of fushia, and committed to getting a brand new tattoo. Read More
From a centuries-old German tradition to the global phenomenon it is today, October Fest is a great time to celebrate the wonders of Union-Made brews. Thanks to our friends at Labor 411 and the Union Label, we’ve got a Labor-approved list of beers and snacks that will last you for the month. Read More
This week, Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder joined union members from across western Pennsylvania in remembrance of the NLRB v. Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp supreme court decision. Pennsylvania’s labor movement understands and respects its place within labor history. This case serves as the Magna Carta for American unionism. Read More