News From: AFL-CIO

by Guest Post | on Jun 13, 2017

Anti-Right to Work Rally on Pennsylvania Capitol Steps

On Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00pm, union members and activists from across the state will gather on the Capitol steps in an anti-"Right to Work" rally hosted by the Pennsylvania...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 19, 2017

Want our Opinion? Tax the Rich!

As you can imagine, I am on a bunch of email distribution lists. More than the average bear. The other day I got a silly one from a GOP Congressman asking what I thought about our Federal Tax Code....

by Press and Media | on Mar 24, 2017

AFL-CIO: Stand Strong Against Gorsuch

This week, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch got the Senate confirmation hearing that Merrick Garland never got.  Many in the labor movement were worried about previous pro-employer decisions...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 14, 2017

PLA's in Trouble in Texas

Across the country, Project Labor Agreements are under attack.  UCOMM recently covered attempts to repeal Project Labor Agreement (PLA’s) requirements in Kentucky, Wisconsin, and even...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 01, 2017

Unions react to Trump's B.S.

I got to be honest, I didn't watch Trump's Joint Address to Congress. I said I wasn't going to, I joined a movement of millions under the hashtag #BLACKOUTTRUMP and I did other things. In...

by Press and Media | on Feb 24, 2017

Using the Feds to bust up Unions

Over the last few weeks, Trump has stepped up deportations and issued travel bans for immigrants from around the world. These stepped-up enforcements have meant that Immigration and Customs...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 03, 2017

What you buy for Super Sunday Matters

So the Super Bowl is this Sunday. If you’re a Packer Fan like me, your still kinda bummed, but if you're a Football fan like most American's, Sunday is a big day. It doesn't hurt to...

by AFL-CIO | on Jan 24, 2017

Protect the gains we made

Much has been made of President Trump’s sweeping comments and random tweets. But now that he’s been officially sworn in, the consequences for American workers are much more tangible....

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 09, 2017

Right to Work in the Northeast

New Hampshire is a red state, full of Libertarians and few of us ever go there, except every four years for the circus of what has become the Presidential Primary. As we speak, New Hampshire is a hot...

by AFL-CIO | on Jan 04, 2017

Don’t Let Trump Speak for Workers

This editorial first appeared in the New York Times.“I am your voice,” President-elect Donald J. Trump declared at the Republican National Convention. In another campaign speech, he told...

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