What We Care About
“A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work” is not just the motto of the AFL-CIO, it is the primary objective of the labor movement, trade unions and other workers’ groups — to increase pay, and adopt reasonable hours of work.
A majority of Americans say it is the government’s responsibility to enure all Americans have health care coverage, and according to a new national survey by Pew Research Center, a growing share now support a “single payer” approach to health insurance.
Access to affordable education and training is the gateway to a lifetime of economic and social mobility. All over America, millions of hard-working families agonize over financial choices because of the prohibitive cost of college and trade schools.
Investing in America by investing in people and high-quality infrastructure projects produces substantial economic, social, and environmental benefits while laying the foundation for a productive, sustainable economy for the 21st century.
Please leave a comment opposing the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB’s) attack on academic student worker rights ahead of the Jan. 15 deadline. I study atmospheric chemistry at Columbia University, where I research air pollution and offer teaching support for...read more
Hey all! I wanted to share that the United Steelworkers (USW) has a new podcast, Solidarity Works, and our first episode went live this morning! I sat down with our Rapid Response director, Amber Miller, to chat about the three major bills our activists are pushing...read more
We are excited to announce that registration for the 2020 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference is officially open. Click here to register for the MLK Conference: Give Us the Ballot Political Boot Camp! With a critical election right...read more
After many rounds of negotiations, and tireless support from allies like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal, Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Sens. Sherrod Brown and Ron Wyden, I’m writing to tell you that the AFL-CIO is endorsing the...read more
Did you know that the U.S. Postal Service is the most popular federal agency? USPS provides critical services to the American public, but now it’s at risk. If we don’t all act soon, USPS could be privatized.Tell the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors: Don’t...read more
Senate Transportation, Commerce and Workforce Senate Resolution 376 - Opponent Testimony October 23rd, 2019 Timothy Burga President, Ohio AFL-CIO Chairman McColley, Vice chair Thompson, Ranking Minority Member Antonio and members of the Senate Transportation,...read more