AFL-CIO

  • Trumka vs. Trump - AFL-CIO Pres Joins Exodus from POTUS Manufacturing Council

    By Evan Henerson

    It’s a veritable exodus from President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council, and the AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka is one of the most prominent to jump ship.

  • CEOs Pull in Nearly 350 Times Their Workers' Salaries

    By Evan Henerson

    Everyone knows fat cat CEOs of S&P 500 companies earn a boatload of money while their low level workers take home … well not so much. 

  • AFL-CIO’s Trumka Meets with Trump, Blasts Health Care Plan

    By Evan Henerson

    Richard Trumka still has access to President Donald Trump. Although if  the AFL-CIO President keeps lowering the boom on the Trump administration’s policies and proposals, who knows how much longer that access may last?

  • Unions Celebrate International Women's Day, Day Without a Woman

    By Evan Henerson

    It may not draw 5 million people like the Women’s March back in January... or maybe 10 million will turn out!

  • Trump as the Union Candidate? Not so Fast!

    By Evan Henerson

    The AFL-CIO does not typically release its polling numbers on political candidates. But apparently Donald Trump’s boast that he’ll be vacuuming up the union vote in November has the nation’s largest union federation making an exception.

  • How to Spend Labor Day in DC

    By Evan Henerson

    Washington DC, as any visitor knows, is a vibrant and exciting place to investigate no matter what the occasion.  Spending a union-friendly weekend over the Labor Day holiday isn’t challenging since so many of the coolest activities are staffed by union workers – AKA the folks who deserve a tip of our cap on this holiday.

  • NPR Promotes a 411 for Good Employers in Philly (LISTEN)

    By Ross Lenihan

    Philadelphia’s NPR affiliate recently hosted Labor 411 founder Cherri Senders and Patrick Eiding, the President of the Philadelphia Council of the AFL-CIO, to discuss a new pro-labor business guide. Labor 411 Philadelphia is available online here and a print version will be presented to thousands of attendees at the Democratic National Convention in late July.

  • The Commitment: A Safe and Healthy Workplace for All on Workers Memorial Day

    By Michael Messina

    Today we remember those we have lost on the job. It is our obligation to remember, as loving, caring and responsible coworkers. And so we honor them and look to the future for a safer workplace.

  • Flashback Friday: The AFL-CIO Turns 60

    By Sandy Southivilay

    Sixty years ago, one of the biggest mergers between labor confederations took place between two longtime rivals, the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).

  • Democratic Candidates Face Off, Offer Few Specifics on Labor

    By Ross Lenihan

    On Tuesday night, the five leading candidates for the Democratic nomination for the presidency faced off in Las Vegas for the first of six planned debates. The debate, which focused on frontrunner Hillary Clinton and top challenger Bernie Sanders, covered a wide range of topics from economic inequality and regulation of Wall Street to gun control and foreign policy in the Middle East. Largely absent from the debate, however, were any specifics on the state of organized labor in America or the possible role of unions in helping to re-establish a strong middle class.