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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Thursday, March 03, 2016
AFL-CIO All In Behind Democracy Spring
The AFL-CIO has become the latest in a long line of organizations endorsing Democracy Spring , one of the largest civil disobedience actions in a generation. More than 2,000 individuals from around the country, including Mark Ruffalo, Larry Lessig, and Zephyr Teachout as well as dozens of other...
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
New Report: A Year of Raising Wages Agenda
Marking nearly one year since the first ever Raising Wages Summit, the AFL-CIO today released a new report detailing the successes, struggles and path ahead to raise wages for working people. The report, “Fighting for a Better Life: How Working People Across America are Organizing to Raise Wages...
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Friday, September 11, 2015
New AFL-CIO Report: Landmark Year in Collective Bargaining Will Raise Wages for Millions
Working people are achieving significant victories through the most expansive period of collective bargaining in modern labor history, according to a new report by the AFL-CIO’s Center for Strategic Research. “This country is having an important debate about raising wages and tackling income...
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
3.2 Million Women to Receive Salary Increases Under New Overtime Proposal
Today the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in coordination with MomsRising released a new report that reveals working women will be benefit hugely from the newly proposed overtime changes with 3.2 million women receiving salary increases. 36% of working women who were formerly exempt...
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
More Than 165,000 Petition Signers Demand SEC Finalize Rule Requiring CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosure
In petitions delivered today to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), more than 165,000 Americans demanded that the commission finally implement the proposal requiring companies to disclose their CEO-to-median worker pay ratio which was mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. The...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
New AFL-CIO Report Shows 150 Workers Killed on the Job Every Day
According to a report released today by the AFL-CIO, 4,585 workers were killed in the United States during 2013 due to workplace injuries. An additional estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases, resulting in a loss of nearly 150 workers each day from preventable workplace conditions. “...
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Monday, April 06, 2015
AFL-CIO Mobilizes Tens of Thousands Against Fast Track
As Congress prepares to consider Trade Promotion Authority, also known as Fast Track, the AFL-CIO, community allies and their members including leaders like former Labor Secretary Robert Reich are taking action to stop this legislation. Working families have been holding local events, writing their...
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Monday, February 23, 2015
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Wisconsin Right to Work Fight
The effort to lower wages in America is going to reach new heights in Wisconsin this week. Wall Street billionaires and political extremists are joining together to force a vote on Right to Work legislation which is wrong for Wisconsin hardworking families. This is a blatant attempt to silence...
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Friday, February 20, 2015
In 24 Hours FairPoint, Walmart and Steelworkers Show Collective Action Makes a Difference
AFL-CIO Communications Director Eric Hauser issued the following statement in light of recent worker victories: “What a difference a day makes. In the past 24 hours, Walmart workers got a raise, IBEW and CWA workers settled their strike with FairPoint, and United Steelworkers made safety at oil...
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Monday, February 02, 2015
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on President Obama’s FY2016 Budget
"In the State of the Union, President Obama forcefully advocated for working families and the bold actions we need to create an economy that truly works for all working people. His budget follows through with a number of proposals that would benefit American workers, such as repeal of harmful...
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