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.
Joe Madison invited AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to discuss the value of unions and their growing popularity ahead of the Labor Day Weekend.read more
The Ironworkers of Local 44 deliver top-quality craftsmanship with the highest level of professionalism and safety. Find out how we can take your next project to the next level. As the Ironworkers of Local 44, we commit to use our training and skills, each and every...read more
Appropriations for Teach for America, charters, charter facilities, quality charter schools support, vouchers, non-public administrative cost reimbursement, auxiliary services, charter and private schools transportation, Bright New Leaders for Ohio Schools...read more
A wave of collective action continues to sweep across the country. Working people from all walks of life—teachers, hotel workers, federal government employees, actors—are joining together for better wages and benefits, access to health care, respect on the job and the...read more
We need your help. The Department of Labor just released a proposal that could decimate training and labor standards in registered apprenticeship programs across the country, and we only have a few weeks to stop it. Tell the Department of Labor: Hands off our...read more
If you haven’t subscribed to our “State of the Unions” podcast yet, you’ll want to stop what you’re doing and go listen. Every other Wednesday, podcast co-hosts Tim Schlittner and Julie Greene sit down with someone connected to workers—whether a union...read more