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by Kate Hogan | on Oct 26, 2017

AFL-CIO Maps Out Labor's Future

This week, the AFL-CIO met in St. Louis for their 2017 convention. Along with re-electing their governing board, the delegates passed a number of resolutions. These resolutions will govern the issues...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 23, 2017

Everybody Re-elected at the AFL-CIO

This weekend, union leaders began the 2017 AFL-CIO convention. The convention, which happens every four years, included the election of the AFL-CIO leadership including President, Secretary/Treasurer...

by Guest Post | on Oct 03, 2017

AFL-CIO Seeking Volunteers for Puerto Rico Relief Effort

The AFL-CIO is coordinating relief efforts for Puerto Rico.  We hope that UAW Region 9A could supply a few volunteers, however, please read the information (see below) closely, it is a rigorous...

by AFL-CIO | on Sep 18, 2017

North Carolina AFL-CIO Elects First Female President

MaryBe McMillan becomes the first woman to lead the North Carolina labor movement after being unanimously elected president of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO during the 60th annual convention that...

by Brian Young | on Sep 13, 2017

$500 Million AFL-CIO Trust in Houston

With many areas of Houston facing years of rebuilding, the AFL-CIO has announced that they are interested in stepping in and investing $500 Million in long term investments to rebuild affordable...

by AFL-CIO | on Sep 04, 2017

UCOMM Ed: Who was Samuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers was the first and longest-serving president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL); it is to him, as much as to anyone else, that the American labor movement owes its structure and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 01, 2017

Where are you, modern day Gompers?

When I worked in government years back I acquired a nickname from a buddy of mine who did press relations. He used to call me "Gompers" because of my commitment to the theory and...

by Brian Young | on Aug 29, 2017

Help Rebuild after Harvey

Over the last week, one of the worst storms to ever hit the United States has ravaged the Houston area. Hurricane Harvey hit the Lone Star State as a Category 4 hurricane and dropped over 40 inches...

by Brian Young | on Aug 22, 2017

Another Gathering of American Fascists

On Tuesday, Trump is scheduled to visit the Arizona/Mexico border and hold a campaign rally in Phoenix.  The Mayor of the Phoenix has already said that Trump is not welcomed in his city, due to...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 18, 2017

60k to Rally Against Hate in Boston

The events inspired by this repost from the Massachusetts AFL-CIO will be dominating headlines this weekend. If you are in the region, do all you can to attend this very important counterprotest...

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