News From: AFL-CIO

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...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 15, 2017

AFL-CIO needs to exit Manufacturing Council

Let’s take a look outside right now; riots in the streets, Nazi’s and Klan members mowing down protestors while the world mocks Trump. What the hell is going on people. Donald won with...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 04, 2017

New Leadership Needed at the AFL-CIO

I recently spoke and participated at a conference of unions, discussing the many fronts organized labor will be taking on in the months and years to come. In New York, a Constitutional Convention is...

by Brian Young | on Jul 27, 2017

Rethinking Our Union's Political Allegiances

Over the last 30 years, the union movement has moved further and further to the left.  From the 1950’s- 1970’s, the height of union membership, International unions would often...

by Press and Media | on Jun 19, 2017

The Constitutional Convention Coalition

Every 20 years, New York voters get to vote on whether or not the state should hold a constitutional convention.  This year, organized labor is joining with environmental advocates, even the...

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