Trumka on the COVID-19 Pandemic

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (UMWA) appeared on CNBC yesterday afternoon to discuss the labor movement’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the concrete steps our government can take right now to protect the health and safety of workers, our society and our economy. This includes emergency legislation that will help protect health care workers from infectious diseases, make test kits free and accessible to the public, provide paid sick leave for all workers, and ensure the most vulnerable members of our society have access to food assistance programs.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on CNBC Closing Bell

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka appeared on CNBC's Closing Bell this afternoon and talked about what we are doing to fight for frontline workers and workers across the country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted by AFL-CIO on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Register now: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference!

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 around the corner, the theme for the 2020 MLK Conference is “Give Us the Ballot,” drawn from Dr. King’s 1957 voting rights speech delivered at the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom gathering in Washington, D.C.

Decades after Dr. King advocated tirelessly for full access to the voting booth, we are still facing voter disenfranchisement at alarming levels. In the labor movement, we know that ensuring full voting access and a fair count of every ballot is critical.

When it comes to the important work of fighting for free and fair elections, we can’t wait. Join us at our upcoming conference boot camp to roll up your sleeves and get to work!

See you in January!

In Solidarity,

Team AFL-CIO

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State of the Unions’ Podcast: A Huge Deal

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