Unions Divided at Standing Rock

December 15, 2016

Some labor organizations have declared support for pipeline protesters, and in Oregon and Washington, a number of union members have traveled to Standing Rock to take part in the massive protest encampment — a nonviolent uprising that has united Indian tribes nationwide. […]

AFL-CIO: Union-Made in America Hanukkah

December 13, 2016

Hanukkah begins this year at sundown December 24 and runs through January 1, 2017. Here are some union-made-in-America recipe ingredients and drinks you may want to include in your holiday observances. […]

AFL-CIO Endorses Keith Ellison to Lead DNC

December 9, 2016

The Executive Council of the 12.5-million-member AFL-CIO has voted overwhelmingly to endorse Representative Keith Ellison to lead the Democratic National Committee. “I am proud to be on their side, and I am even prouder that the AFL-CIO is on mine […]

Meyerson: Donald Trump Can Kill the American Union

November 23, 2016

“As Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin … dropped into Donald Trump’s column on election night, one longtime union staff member told me that Trump’s victory was ‘an extinction-level event for American labor,'” writes Harold Meyerson in […]

AFL-CIO Backs Pelosi in Leadership Challenge

November 22, 2016

Richard Trumka, the AFL-CIO’s president, tweeted that his group is standing firmly behind Pelosi’s bid to lead as she faces a long-shot challenge from Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio). “Nancy Pelosi was with us before and after the election […]

AFL-CIO Vows to Work with Trump on Trade

November 15, 2016

“The president-elect made promises in this campaign — on trade, on restoring manufacturing, on reviving our communities,” AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said last week. “We will work to make many of those promises a reality.” […]

AFL-CIO’s Trumka ‘Ready to Work With’ Trump

November 9, 2016

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka offered a tentative olive branch to President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday, saying that the nation’s largest labor federation was willing to try to meet him part way on economic policy issues. […]

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