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 10, 2011
AFL-CIO, National Domestic Workers' Alliance, National Guestworkers' Alliance Announce Partnership Agreements
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka along with Saket Soni of the National Guestworkers' Alliance and Barbara Young of the National Domestic Workers' Alliance announced separate partnership agreements with the AFL-CIO today in Manhattan. The agreements outlined a framework for the groups to partner with the labor federation around issues of organizing, winning rights for excluded workers and building long term relationships.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
CEOs Collect Raises, Workers Collect Pink Slips
While millions of Americans struggled to get back on their feet after the worst economic downturn in decades, chief executive officers of the nation's largest companies got average pay of $11.4 million in 2010–a 23 percent increase in one year, according to Executive PayWatch ( www.paywatch.org ), released today by the AFL-CIO. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said release of the searchable online data bank is part of a broad campaign to strengthen Wall Street reform, close corporate tax loopholes and ensure that poor and middle class Americans are no longer required to pay fo
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Friday, April 08, 2011
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Federal Budget Choices
Working people expect our elected leaders to put creating jobs first. Yet since Republicans took power in this Congress, they have done just the opposite. They have passed one bill after another that kills jobs, and they have pursued an ideological agenda that has nothing to do with jobs and everything to do with helping the rich get richer and dismantling the safety net. Now they are playing political games to force a shutdown of the federal government that will cost even more jobs.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Nationwide Effort to Eliminate Voice of Nurses, Teachers, Firefighters and All Working People
All eyes are trained on Wisconsin, but corporate-backed politicians are clearly gunning for working people in every state across the country. In a brazen new low, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is on track to sign a new law under the guise of fiscal responsibility that will allow him to appoint emergency fiscal managers with powers so expansive they could "fire local elected officials, break contracts, seize and sell assets, eliminate services - and even eliminate whole cities or school districts without any public input," according to CBS.
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Friday, March 04, 2011
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka on February Jobs Report
With today's jobs report, we are finally seeing the beginning of a fragile economic recovery. The economy continues to grow, but the recovery remains threatened by irresponsible budget cutting in Congress and in states and cities across the country.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on FY 2011 Budget Proposal Up for Vote Today
Laying out a budget for the year's priorities provides one of the rare moments when working people can see with clarity who is committed to creating jobs and restoring our middle class, and who is playing politics.
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Friday, February 04, 2011
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on January Jobs Numbers
It is certainly good news that the unemployment rate dropped for the second consecutive month to 9%, but the current level of job growth is nowhere near sufficient to sustain robust economic growth and put back to work the millions of American workers whose lives have been put on hold. It is crucial that we ramp up efforts to create new jobs and ensure that the economic recovery can lift up America's workers – and not just further enrich corporate CEOs and the super-rich.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Homeowners, Tax Payers, Workers Ask Pulte Mortgage CEO Debra Still: Show Us The $900 Million Bailout Money!
Over one hundred show up at rally during the scheduled Mortgage Bankers Association Summit to demand same level of accountability given to GM and Chrysler.
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Friday, January 14, 2011
What's at Stake? Ohio and the War against Workers
Across the country we are seeing conservative governors and legislators make it a priority to stamp out workers' rights and eliminate unions. These lawmakers are hiding behind the guise of fiscal austerity and budget cuts in order to move a conservative corporate agenda that seeks to weaken the power of workers to organize and bargain collectively for better wages and a better quality of life.
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Friday, December 10, 2010
The agreement reached by President Obama with Republican leadership, including a two-year extension of tax cuts for the wealthiest in return for a one-year extension of unemployment insurance for families decimated by joblessness, is the wrong way to stim
Trade union leaders, ministers and activists supporting farm workers and victims of bank home foreclosures will protest at 100 Chase Bank branches from coast to coast on International Human Rights day, Friday December 10 at 12 noon. Handing out flyers to bank customers, the protesters are calling on JP Morgan Chase to institute a one-year moratorium on home foreclosures and use its influence as the lead banker for Reynolds Tobacco to facilitate talks that could lead to improved conditions in America's tobacco fields and farm labor camps.
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