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.

Releases by this organization

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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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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
AFL-CIO Supports Verizon Workers in Strike over Bad Faith Negotiations
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Verizon Workers Strike: The AFL-CIO stands in solidarity with the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers fighting for a fair contract. The 39,000 working people who went on strike this morning at...
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
California Poised to Make History for Working People
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the California State Legislature introduction of a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour: Millions of working people in California and across the nation want an economy that will raise wages for working people. The governor and...
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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Statement of AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka on OSHA’s New Workplace Silica Standards
Today millions of workers can literally breathe easier knowing that they will not have to sacrifice their lungs and their lives by working in deadly silica dust. The new OSHA silica rules – nearly 20 years in the making – will save hundreds of workers’ lives a year. Silica dust is a killer that...
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
New DOL Rule Will Expose Union Busting Industry
Today, the Department of Labor released the final persuader rule, which closes a current loophole that allows corporations and management consultants to avoid reporting certain anti-union activities. “This long-awaited rule will increase transparency about employers’ activities when they hire...
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
New AFL-CIO TPP Video Addresses Potential Deadly Consequences of Trade Deal
Today, the AFL-CIO released a video of cancer survivor Zahara Heckscher explaining how passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could put the lives of cancer patients like her in jeopardy. She wants the world to know that the TPP affects human lives. “I’m alive right now because of the...
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