Greenhouse: John Sweeney the Organizer

April 25, 2021

Ai-jen Poo, co-founder of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, was facing a quandary: She was making little headway getting the New York state legislature to enact a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. It was 2008, and the bill of rights, which called for overtime pay, one day off a week, and protections […]

Manchin Throws Support Behind Union-Backed PRO Act

April 22, 2021

Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) on Monday threw his support behind the PRO Act, union-backed legislation to promote labor organizing. The PRO Act would block “right-to-work” laws, which allow people who benefit from union […]

Trumka: Chauvin Verdict ‘Just the Beginning’

April 21, 2021

“We are relieved the jury delivered justice for George Floyd’s family,” wrote AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. “Floyd’s murder shocked our collective conscience and sparked a movement for change that has inspired America over the past year. While this verdict is welcome news, the work […]

AFL-CIO Signals Support to Nix Senate Filibuster

March 14, 2021

AFL-CIO on Thursday called for the Senate to abolish the filibuster if it prevents Democrats from moving forward with a pro-worker agenda. “For decades, working people have paid the price for corporate-first government,” said AFL-CIO President […]

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