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Day of Action: Tell Senate, pass the PRO Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 8, 2021) — Today is the AFL-CIO National Day of Action for the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. TAKE A STAND — Click to call your senators or go ahead and dial 866-832-1560, and tell them to support working people by voting YES on the PRO Act. Let’s show the […]

New poll: 77% of Americans support Amazon union drive

The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 5, 2021) — Today, the AFL-CIO and GBAO released a nationwide poll of registered voters that found more than three-quarters of Americans support workers’ efforts to organize a union at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. The findings come days after voting closed in the organizing […]

Sen. Murray, Rep. Smith fight for Hanford workers

Legislation would ease benefits for nuclear cleanup workers if they get sick   WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 26, 2021) — Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA, 9th) are once again leading the charge to ensure cleanup workers at Hanford Nuclear Reservation and other Department of Energy environmental management sites can more easily claim […]

No, the PRO Act doesn’t threaten freelancers and contractors

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 25, 2021) — A recent poll found that when the provisions of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act are described to voters, there is strong support (51-36) for reforming Senate rules so that a simple majority could pass it. That might explain why corporate interests opposed to restoring Americans’ freedom […]

Celebrate union women with CLUW; join King Co.’s chapter

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 24, 2021) — The Coalition of Labor Union Women is America’s only national organization for union women. At its founding convention in Chicago in 1974, CLUW adopted four core objectives: to empower women for greater participation at all levels in the labor movement; to organize the unorganized; to promote affirmative action, social […]

AFL-CIO acclaims House passage of H.R. 6 on immigration

American Dream and Promise Act offers path to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS recipients   WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 19, 2021) — The American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), which the AFL-CIO hails as an important first step toward fixing our unjust immigration system, passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday by a 229-197 vote, […]

Six ways the PRO Act restores workers’ bargaining power

The following is from the Economic Policy Institute: WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 18, 2021) — When it was passed in 1935, the National Labor Relations Act declared that its purpose was to promote the practice of collective bargaining, where workers and their union sit down with their employer to negotiate over wages, safety, fairness, and other […]

Essential workers: One year into the COVID-19 pandemic

The following is from Brookings: WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 18, 2021) — One year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic upended our lives, transformed work, and temporarily shut down many non-essential businesses. The last year has seen an outpouring of gratitude for essential workers, whose critical and often low-paid work has kept the country functioning. Millions of these […]

Support champions of workers to lead U.S. Department of Labor

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 16, 2021) — President Joe Biden has nominated two lifelong champions of labor and workers’ rights to lead the U.S. Department of Labor. The AFL-CIO considers Marty Walsh and Julie Su a “Dream Team” to lead an agency that will oversee the recovery of the country’s economy and labor force. But Su, […]

Tell Congress to begin fixing our unjust immigration system

H.R. 6 would create pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, immigrants with TPS status   WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 15, 2021) — The AFL-CIO’s Workers First agenda is about expanding rights and protections for all working families, with no exclusions. That’s why union members and others across the United States are fighting for a pathway to citizenship […]



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