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AFL-CIO’s Trumka: Biden’s OSHA, MSHA order ‘will save lives’

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 22, 2021) — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed an Executive Order directing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to prepare emergency temporary standards related to COVID-19, calling on the agencies to issue them by March 15 if they are determined to be […]

Workers First Agenda: AFL-CIO applauds Biden’s Day 1 actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 21, 2021) — As America celebrated the peaceful transfer of power and the inaugurations of Joe Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President of the United States, the AFL-CIO redoubled its push for Workers First Agenda that aims to transform the lives of America’s working people through bold, structural change. […]

Watch the Jan. 20 inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

UPDATE (Jan. 21, 2021) — Inauguration Day has come and gone, but you can still watch it from start to finish below, or you can find clips of specific portions here. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 20, 2021) — Watch the LIVE STREAM of Wednesday’s inauguration. Coverage is set to go live at 7 a.m. Pacific time. […]

Marty Walsh: The union member we need as Labor Secretary

As a union leader and Boston mayor, Walsh has fought for working families   The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 19, 2021) — The labor movement has learned that when we stand together and fight for change in our country, we can truly make the change working people need and deserve — […]

Murray: More federal support needed to speed vaccinations

Sen. Murray holds roundtable discussion to hear from — and thank — frontline healthcare workers battling COVID-19 in Washington state   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 15, 2021) — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Health Committee, held a video roundtable with health care workers from across Washington state to thank them […]

Trumka unveils Workers First Agenda; reiterates call for Trump’s removal

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 12, 2021) — On Tuesday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka introduced the Workers First Agenda to fight back against COVID-19 and build an economy that puts more power and prosperity into the hands of working people. He also discussed the role the labor movement has in preserving democracy […]

AFL-CIO General Board: Trump must resign or be removed

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 8, 2021) — After a discussion Thursday, the AFL-CIO General Board today released the following statement: The deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol by a mob looking to overturn the results of a free and fair election, encouraged and inspired by President Donald Trump, was one […]

Unions helped win key Georgia victories, pro-worker Senate

With Dems poised to take control, labor calls for quick passage of the PRO Act   (Jan. 7, 2021) — Two pro-union champions of working people, the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, have won this week’s runoff elections for U.S. Senate in Georgia thanks to major boosts from America’s unions, which mobilized across America […]

Violence is the result of Trump’s ‘venom, conspiracies, hate, lies’

Labor, elected leaders call for Trump’s immediate removal from office   (UPDATED with additional union statements.) WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 7, 2021) — After a violent mob of President Trump’s supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and temporarily delayed certification of the presidential election results, labor and political leaders condemned the rioters and the president […]

AFL-CIO decries ‘attempted coup’ at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 6, 2021) — Domestic terrorists who support President Trump, egged on by the president himself, stormed the U.S. Capitol today, forcing a delay in the certification of the election result of Joe Biden as the next President of the United States. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement at 1 p.m. […]

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