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)
Workers’ Memorial Day is an important symbol of our ongoing fight for safe workplaces, so that every worker can go to work and return home safe and healthy at the end of the day. Every April 28th, unions and community organizations, workers and central labor bodies hold events to remember those who have died, and to renew our conviction to continue the fight for workers. Read More
Urgent Message From CWA and IBEW:
After ten months of intensive negotiations to reach a fair contract with Verizon, the CWA and IBEW have announced a strike deadline of 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13. We will set up picket lines and shut this company down if a fair agreement is not reached by then. Read More
The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, (USA), held a very successful First Annual Richard L. Trumka Tri-State Shoot in Coplay Pennsylvania at the Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays outdoor facility on Saturday August 29. Union outdoor enthusiasts and their families from the Tri-State area had the opportunity to meet President Trumka as they all enjoyed a day of clay shooting. Read More