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by Brian Young | on Jan 18, 2021

AFL-CIO: Ban Imports from Forced Cotton Labor Plants

The Uyghur region in China is the site of one of the world’s largest forced labor camps. These camps have an estimated 1.5 million Uyghurs in them. Many have been sent there for “re-...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 12, 2021

Will Unions' Calls to Resign Work?

Nearly a week ago Trump supporters attacked the Capitol in an effort to stop the certification of the Electoral College vote. They were spurred on by Trump, Senators like Missouri’s Josh Hawley...

by AFL-CIO | on Nov 27, 2020

Unions That Gave on Thanksgiving

This post was written by the AFL-CIO For Thanksgiving weekend, many working families will take time off to share a meal, either virtually or in person. Many others have to...

by Brian Young | on Nov 17, 2020

Biden to CEO's: I'm a Union Guy

Ushering in a new climate in the White House, President-elect Joe Biden met with union officials and CEO’s on Monday to discuss plans for the economy and what steps need to be taken to help...

by Brian Young | on Nov 13, 2020

Longshoremen Union Leaves the AFL-CIO

For 61 years the International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA) has been a member of the AFL-CIO. That partnership ended this week with the ILA voting to disaffiliate with the labor federation...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 13, 2020

Who Will Biden Pick for Secretary of Labor?

President-elect Joe Biden is moving forward with the transition from Trump to Biden. Earlier in the week, he announced that 27 labor leaders will serve on his agency review teams in addition to the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 11, 2020

Biden Adds 27 Union Leaders to Transition Team

With Joe Biden becoming the President-elect on Saturday, the process of transitioning from Trump to Biden has begun. Even without the help of Trump or the General Services Administration (GSA), Biden...

by Brian Young | on Oct 12, 2020

AFL-CIO: OSHA's Many Pandemic Failures

Seven months into the pandemic and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has still failed to investigate many of the COVID-19 workplace complaints that have been filed by employees...

by Brian Young | on Oct 07, 2020

Trump Ends Stimulus Negotiations

Months of negotiations between the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were upended on Tuesday when Trump took to Twitter to announce that he was...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 08, 2020

Biden: Strongest Labor President Ever

Instead of spending Labor Day at the golf course, former Vice President Joe Biden joined the AFL-CIO and their President Richard Trumka on a webstream with labor leaders and members.