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News From: AFLCIO

by Brian Young | on Mar 18, 2021

Unions Speak out On Rise in Violence against Asian Americans

One year ago, the world changed as many countries around the world shut down to protect their citizens from COVID-19. In the following twelve months, Asian Americans have faced increasing attacks as...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 24, 2021

AFL-CIO: Now is the Time to Expand Rights for All

For decades, politicians in Washington have fought over what to do about immigration. Both Presidents Bush and Obama attempted to pass comprehensive immigration bills that failed to get through...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 31, 2020

Where are Union Leaders on Portland?

For the past few weeks, federal mercenaries have been attacking peaceful protestors in Portland, Oregon. In scenes more reminiscent of Hong Kong, Americans are being gassed and shot at under the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 24, 2020

Seattle Labor Federation Kicks Out Police Union

The fight over the role of police unions continues as a labor federation in Seattle has made the decision to remove a law enforcement union from the federation’s ranks.

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 18, 2020

Unions Join Juneteenth March for Black Lives

June 19th is celebrated across the country as Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. The holiday marks the day that the last slaves in Texas were freed thanks to...

by Guest Post | on Aug 16, 2019

Updates from the Labor Podcast Community

A lot is happening in the union podcast community. Below is an update from some of our friends from around the country. We would like to thank Chris Garlock of Union City Radio for compiling this...

by AFL-CIO | on May 20, 2019

AFL-CIO to Trump: Stop Trade Talks with Philippines

In a joint letter released publicly today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton urged President Trump and his administration to...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 17, 2019

UCOMM Live: Delta Sucks & Problems at the AFL-CIO

On this week's show we discuss: Delta Airlines sucks a big one, we'll explain why. Are good things to come for wages and benefits at the state level? Forecasts are saying yes and it...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 02, 2018

We Need Two New Presidents

I feel stupid even talking about this, but it must be addressed. Newsmax reported, and Fox News and a host of other news outlets later recycled - that the very weathered AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka...

by AFL-CIO | on Aug 01, 2018

Workers Win Around the Country

Our latest roundup of worker wins begins with a breakthrough contract for Spanish-speaking performers at Telemundo and includes numerous examples of working people organizing,...

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