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.
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
A legend of the U.S. Senate and hero to working people joined us on our latest podcast. He’s famous for championing working families and wearing a canary pin on his lapel. If you haven’t guessed yet, our guest is Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio). Listen to our entire...read more
Kenneth Quinnell September 19, 2019 Welcome to our regular feature, a look at what the various AFL-CIO unions and other working family organizations are doing across the country and beyond. The labor movement is big and active—here's a look at the broad range of...read more
by Kenneth Quinnell September 18, 2019 On the latest episode of “State of the Unions,” podcast co-hosts Julie Greene and Tim Schlittner check in with AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council Executive Director Brad Markell about the UAW strike at General Motors and interview...read more