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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Monday, October 27, 2014
AFL-CIO Ad Tells Congress: Listen to Workers, Say No to Fast Track
Today, the AFL-CIO and its affiliates began an unconventional four-week ad campaign designed to ensure that when Congress returns this November, they do not undermine our already fragile economy by moving forward with any form of “Fast Track” trade legislation. The ads, running through the entirety...
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Monday, October 20, 2014
Labor Movement Mobilizes Latino Working Families Ahead of Midterm Elections
With the 2014 midterm elections around the corner, the AFL-CIO is increasing its mobilization efforts to reach out to Latinos voters in key states across the country. The AFL-CIO is urging voters to support candidates who stand up for the issues that matter the most to working families, not just...
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Friday, January 04, 2013
Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on December Jobs Report
The economy added 155,000 net new jobs in December, sufficient to keep the official unemployment rate steady at 7.8 percent, but not enough to make a dent in long-term unemployment. Deep problems remain in our economy and labor market—under-employment remains at 14.4 percent, wages are barely growing, and too many workers are seeing their skills atrophy as they sit on the sideline of our economy. Our urgent focus must be on investment that creates jobs and lays the foundation for sustainable growth and shared prosperity.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Joint Statement by AFL-CIO, CLC and UNT on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement
The AFL-CIO, the CLC, and the UNT, the national labor organizations of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, join in urging caution regarding the announcement that Mexico and Canada have been invited to join negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPP).
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Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Thirteen Workers Killed on the Job Every Day According to New Report on Worker Safety and Health
In 2010, 4,690 workers were killed on the job – an average of 13 workers every day – and an estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases, according to a new AFL-CIO report, “ Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect .” As a comparison point, in 2009, 4,551 people died on the job. West Virginia, Wyoming, Alaska, South Dakota and North Dakota were among states with the highest workplace fatality rates while New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island were states with the lowest rates.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
CEOs Collect Raises, Hoard Record Cash Reserves
According to data released by the AFL-CIO today, CEOs of S&P 500 Index companies received an average of $12.9 million in pay in 2011 – a 14 percent raise. The ratio of CEO to worker pay is now 380 to 1. The newly designed Executive PayWatch, a searchable online database, provides direct comparison of top CEO pay to average wages of workers, such as a nurse, teacher, firefighter and others.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
National Immigration Law Center and AFL-CIO Seek To Restore Rights for Wrongly Fired Immigrant Workers
The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) today asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to review a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision denying backpay for workers who were fired after complaining about unfair working conditions at Mezonos Maven Bakery in Brooklyn, New York.
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Monday, January 23, 2012
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka on Possible Bank Mortgage and Foreclosure Fraud Settlement
We need to hold banks accountable for the fraudulent practices that brought about the worst economic crisis since the Depression. State Attorneys General have been investigating bank fraud, and these critical investigations must not be undermined by a premature and inadequate settlement. We call on the administration to reject any deal that insulates banks from full responsibility.
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Friday, January 06, 2012
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on December Employment
The economy added a surprisingly strong 200,000 net new jobs in December, as growth has improved over the past six months. The recovery has clearly gained speed since last summer, but is still not strong enough to close the 11 million job gap in our labor market anytime soon. The recovery remains vulnerable, particularly to slowing growth globally, financial shocks from Europe and premature and misguided austerity policies in Washington and in state capitals.
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Tuesday, October 04, 2011
AFL-CIO Runs Ads Opposing Korea, Panama and Colombia Trade Agreements
Standing up for working families who have seen their jobs shipped overseas, the AFL-CIO launched ads today calling on Congress to oppose flawed trade deals with Korea, Colombia and Panama. The ads coincide with a fly-in lobby day which brings hundreds of workers to DC to call for a new trade model which benefits working families.
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