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Labor Applauds Overdue Passage of Equality Act

February 26, 2021

Members of the LGBTQ community deserve to be free from discrimination in all forms. Thursday, we’re another step closer to that becoming a reality. While the Title VII Supreme Court decision barred job discrimination, the Equality Act would […]

AFL-CIO’s Black History Month Profile: A.J. Starling

February 26, 2021

A respected pillar of Tennessee’s labor community for nearly five decades, A.J. Starling has become synonymous with the fight for economic and racial equality. As both an advocate for and friend to working families throughout the state, his […]

AFL-CIO’s Black History Month Profile: John Coats

February 24, 2021

John Coats has been teaching in Philadelphia for more than three decades and is one of the most dedicated people you’ll meet. A building representative for 28 years, he has also served for 14 years as a member of the executive board […]

AFL-CIO’s Black History Month Profile: Trina Dean

February 23, 2021

A Philadelphia public school parent and educator, Trina Dean has taught for 12 years and serves as a building representative and associate secretary on the executive board of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, American […]

AFL-CIO’s Black History Month Profile: E.J. Jenkins

February 22, 2021

United Steelworkers Local 1014’s Jenkins is the epitome of a union activist. He got involved through the USW’s Next Generation program for young members and has since been active in civil rights, election and organizing work […]

AFL-CIO’s Black History Month Profile: Lucy Wells

February 20, 2021

Before she was eligible for union membership, Lucy Wells was active in IATSE Local 154 and has maintained involvement even while the theatre industry was shut down because of COVID-19. Over the years, she has participated in numerous […]

AFL-CIO’s Black History Month Profile: Akua Dixon

February 19, 2021

Looking back after nearly 50 years in the union, jazz cellist and composer Akua Dixon reflected on how much she’s depended on the American Federation of Musicians throughout her career: “I’ve seen a lot of progress since the 1970s when the […]

AFL-CIO’s Black History Month Profile: Corean Holloway

February 16, 2021

A longtime union leader, Corean Holloway works as a laundry attendant at the Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. She canvassed her city full time to get out the vote for Biden-Harris during the general election for president. […]

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