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, May 18, 2020
AFL-CIO Sues OSHA for Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Workers
This morning, the AFL-CIO filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in the U.S. Court of Appeals to compel the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an emergency temporary standard (ETS) protecting U.S. workers against the coronavirus. The petition demonstrates that thousands...
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Friday, February 07, 2020
PRO Act Passage, a Giant Step Toward Leveling Playing Field for Working People
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the House passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 2474): I applaud the U.S. House for passing the PRO Act. Make no mistake, this is the most significant step Congress has taken to strengthen labor laws in the United States in 85 years and...
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Monday, August 27, 2018
NAFTA Negotiations on Track But Not Done
Joint statement from five labor leaders on the latest North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) news: NAFTA has had a devastating impact on workers for more than 25 years. We are aggressively engaged in pursuing an agreement that works for working people in all three countries, and we are not...
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Moment of Truth for NAFTA Renegotiations: Labor, Consumer, Farm Representatives Discuss Pivotal Fifth Round of NAFTA Talks
WHAT: Press call with civil society representatives addressing the critical juncture in North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations. Speakers include Celeste Drake, trade policy specialist with the AFL-CIO; Bill Bullard, chief executive officer, Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (...
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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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