News From: National Politics

by Press and Media | on Oct 30, 2018

A Union Lockout Could Decide Control of the Senate

Every day we hear how close the midterm elections will be. Control of the United States Senate is expected to come to down to just a few seats. One of those seats is in Montana where a group of...

by Brian Young | on Oct 26, 2018

How Trump's Economic Policies are Hurting Workers

Over the Summer, Trump began issuing a number of trade tariffs against China. While some unions applauded the move as it would prevent lower cost products from flooding the market, other union...

by AFL-CIO | on Oct 15, 2018

Working People Need Answers on Latest Trade Deal

It seems every talking head in Washington has been in a frenzy recently, rushing to either glorify or condemn the new North American Free Trade Agreement, known as the United States...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 10, 2018

How We Can Defeat Kavanaugh and Trump’s National Right to Work Law

Most of the media centered around Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh has been concentrated on sexual assault allegations, alcoholism and being unfit to serve as a justice on the...

by Press and Media | on Oct 09, 2018

AFL-CIO's Trumka: Midterm Election Optimism

There are just four weeks until the midterm elections and the AFL-CIO's Rich Trumka is optimistic about Labor's chances. Find out what he said to the Wall St. Journal.

by AFL-CIO | on Oct 01, 2018

AFL-CIO: Trade Deal Not Worth Celebrating

AFL-CIO Trade Policy Specialist Celeste Drake’s first take on the recently released North American Free Trade Agreement text: While there are too many details that...

by Brian Young | on Sep 28, 2018

AFL-CIO Taking a Stand Against Kavanaugh

After an intense hearing, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted today to recommend the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate. While Senator Mitch McConnell hopes to vote on the nomination over...

by Brian Young | on Sep 26, 2018

NYS Comptroller Candidate: My Favorite Case is Janus

With an election coming up in just a few weeks, everyone from state assembly members to the Governor are running for election. In New York, getting the union vote is an important endorsement. Not...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 18, 2018

Ladies of Labor: From the Union Hall to the House Floor

2018 has been called the “Year of the Woman.” In the wake of the Trump election and the “Me Too,” movement women have stepped up in record numbers to run for office and take...

by Brian Young | on Sep 17, 2018

AFT President Calls on Senate to Delay Kavanaugh Vote

On Friday, Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, was accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford. With the Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled to vote on approving...