Detroit – “In Liz Shuler, the working families of the AFL-CIO have a President who understands the need to grow organized labor, focus resources on protecting America’s working families and America’s middle class, and a strong voice for free fair collective bargaining for all workers. The UAW, having championed diversity in union leadership throughout its history, is especially proud of the historic election of President Shuler breaking the glass ceiling by becoming the first female AFL-CIO President and also the First African American AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer in Fred Redmond, international Vice President of the United Steelworkers (USW). We know that ... Read more
In a special episode, Julie and Tim of the AFL-CIO discuss plant closures at General Motors with longtime autoworker Brad Markell.
The labor movement isn’t content to merely survive in an era when anti-union lawmakers control both chambers of Congress – we’re moving forward, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told delegates at the 2018 UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Conference in Washington, D.C. “It’s time to drop our shield, pick up our sword and go on offense for a while,” Trumka said. Trumka added that it was time to aggressively push our agenda in Washington, including protecting pensions, Medicare, Medicaid. Social Security, rebuilding infrastructure and protecting our water from becoming poisoned like it did in Flint, Michigan. “These investments will pay dividends ... Read more
(Washington, DC, March 3, 2016) – A new report released today from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) offers further data that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is fatally flawed. “EPI’s new report quantifies what a mistake it was to leave currency rules out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The trade deficit with TPP countries – attributable in large part to misaligned currency – cost America’s working families 2 million jobs in 2015, more than half in manufacturing,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “Omitting currency rules from the TPP benefits Wall Street, making the TPP a tool for off-shoring jobs, not for job ... Read more