News From: AFL-CIO

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 10, 2020

AFL-CIO: Police Unions Can Stay In

Since the George Floyd killing, groups like the AFL-CIO have come under pressure to cut ties with police unions. On Tuesday, the AFL-CIO’s Executive Council considered a resolution that would...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 10, 2020

Historic Call to Remove Defense Secretary from AFL-CIO

The AFL-CIO is expected to take up and pass a resolution on Tuesday that would call on Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to resign over their participation in the...

by Brian Young | on Jun 09, 2020

A Call on AFL-CIO to Disaffiliate with Police Unions

With the George Floyd killing sparking peaceful protests around the country, the role of police unions is coming under scrutiny. While many are considered independent unions, meaning they are not a...

by AFL-CIO | on Jun 01, 2020

AFL-CIO HQ Gets Vandalized

The following is a statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. My heart is heavy at the events of the past few days. I watched the video of George Floyd pleading for his life under the knee...

by AFL-CIO | on May 27, 2020

AFL-CIO Endorses Joe Biden

The General Board of the 12.5 million-member, 55 union AFL-CIO voted today to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States. Over the past year, working people have engaged in a comprehensive...

by AFL-CIO | on May 18, 2020

AFL-CIO Sues OSHA Over COVID-19 Safety Standard

This morning, the AFL-CIO filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in the U.S. Court of Appeals to compel the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an emergency temporary...

by AFL-CIO | on Apr 15, 2020

Remembering the Fallen

This post was written by the AFL-CIO and is being updated whenever new deaths are reported. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the United States, our sisters, brothers...

by Brian Young | on Feb 10, 2020

Congress Passes PRO Act

The Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act has passed its first hurdle as the Democratic-led House of Representatives voted to pass the bill.

by Guest Post | on Feb 06, 2020

The House Must Stand Up For Labor

The editorial below was written by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and appeared in the NY Daily News on February 6th. Support for the labor movement is the highest in nearly half a century...

by Kris LaGrange | on Dec 10, 2019

AFL-CIO Announces Support for USMCA Trade Deal

For three years Trump has been attempting to negotiate the USMCA, a trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It now appears that a deal has been reached by Congressional...

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