AFL-CIO

 

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) works tirelessly to improve the lives of working people. We are the democratic, voluntary federation of 56 national and international labor unions that represent 12.5 million working men and women.

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Monday, October 02, 2017
100 Organizations Urge Congress to Reject Giant Tax Loophole for Offshoring and Tax Avoidance
Today, 100 organizations sent a letter urging members of Congress to reject a proposal that would allow U.S. multinational corporations to pay little to nothing on their offshore profits. President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress included this proposal for a “territorial tax system” in the...
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017
DACA Announcement Will Not Deter Our Fight for Justice
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement on today’s announcement that the Trump administration will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program: President Donald Trump’s move to terminate DACA and strip work authorization away from 800,000 productive members of...
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Extending Essential Protections Will Benefit All Working People
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the implementation of the DACA program: The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status programs provide work authorization to more than 1 million people, preventing workplace...
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Thursday, May 26, 2016
AFL-CIO Challenges Navient Corporation to Disclose Its Lobbying Spending
Today the AFL-CIO demanded that student loan debt servicer Navient disclose its corporate spending on lobbying activity. The labor federation delivered a proposal during Navient’s annual shareholder meeting calling on the company to disclose all of its lobbying efforts and expenditures. Navient,...
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Overtime Protections to Raise Wages for Millions of Workers
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in response to new overtime rules unveiled by the Department of Labor: New overtime protections mark a major victory for working people that will improve the lives of millions of families across America. The new rule more than doubles the salary...
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
CEOs Paid 335 Times Average Rank-and-File Worker; Outsourcing Results in Even Higher Inequality
CEO pay for major U.S. companies continues to soar as income inequality and outsourcing of good-paying American jobs increases. Outsourcing has become a hot presidential election topic with candidates calling out corporations who say they need to save money by sending jobs overseas. Meanwhile,...
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Friday, May 06, 2016
Ahead of Mother’s Day, Pregnant Mom Discusses TPP Food Safety Fears in New AFL-CIO Trade Video
As Mother’s Day approaches, the AFL-CIO released a video featuring a pregnant mom who’s concerned that the secrecy around food labeling and regulations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could negatively impact her unborn child. “American families deserve to know that the food on their dinner...
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Workers Memorial Day Commemorated Across the Country as We Fight for Better Workplace Safety Standards
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Workers Memorial Day: Today, on Workers Memorial Day, we take time to commemorate all those who lost their lives while on the job. We reflect on how far we have come in making workplaces safer and healthier, and how much farther we still have to go...
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Congress Must Pass Pro-Worker Puerto Rico Debt Legislation
On a conference call today, union and faith advocates for the people of Puerto Rico discussed ways Congress can do its job and help end the humanitarian and fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico. The AFL-CIO, AFSCME, UAW, UFCW and SEIU represent more than 50,000 working people in Puerto Rico. The groups are...
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Friday, April 15, 2016
AFL-CIO Stands with Brazilian Workers and their Defense of Democracy
The AFL-CIO vehemently rejects the effort to invalidate the progressive policies and achievements designed to build inclusive democracy in Brazil. We firmly support the democratic, pro-worker programs for social justice that have been pursued and administered with professionalism and success,...
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