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Labor is not a building: We will never stop fighting for economic, social, racial justice

AFL-CIO’s Trumka: “We will clean up the glass, sweep away the ashes and keep doing our part to bring a better day out of this hour of darkness and despair.”   The AFL-CIO headquarters a block north of the White House has been ransacked. There’s a fire in the lobby, all the windows are smashed […]

A national call for safety and job security

UPDATE (June 1, 2020) — America faces a crisis on three critical fronts: a public health pandemic, an economic freefall, and long-standing structural discrimination. As a labor movement, we must attack all three with precision and purpose. To create the space for and contribute to the national conversation around racial justice happening right now, the AFL-CIO […]

Letter carriers: Our link to the outside world

NALC heroes are delivering. Tell Congress to deliver funding for USPS.   WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 26, 2020) — In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Postal Service is providing an essential service, and letter carriers are recognized as heroes for delivering during this crisis. Millions of people are in isolation or quarantine in […]

AFL-CIO sues OSHA for emergency temporary standard to protect workers

Trumka: “It’s truly a sad day in America when working people must sue the organization tasked with protecting our health and safety.”   The following is from the AFL-CIO: WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 18, 2020) — This morning, the AFL-CIO filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in the U.S. Court of Appeals to compel […]

DeVos’s new Title IX rules benefit sexual harassers, UAW says

The following is from UAW Academic Workers and Workers’ Equity: WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 11, 2020) — The Trump administration and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos aren’t letting the COVID-19 crisis slow their efforts to weaken the rights of survivors of sexual assault and harassment. Despite strong opposition, which was voiced by the UAW and tens of […]

Congressional leaders to Alcoa: Save Intalco

Sign IAM petition to Trump urging his assistance in avoiding smelter’s closure   WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 7, 2020) — Members of Washington’s congressional delegation have urged Alcoa Corp. management to reconsider the planned closure of the Intalco Works aluminum smelting facility in Ferndale, Wash., and to work with the International Association of Machinists (IAM) “to […]

Sign two petitions to support AFGE federal employees’ safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 7, 2020) — Congress has moved swiftly in recent weeks to approve historic levels of emergency funding to help the nation withstand the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet more help is needed for the federal workers who are on the front lines of this rapidly evolving health crisis. The American Federation of Government Employees, […]

Be counted: Participate in the 2020 Census by mail, phone or online

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 5, 2020) — A complete and accurate count in the 2020 Census is vital to working families in Washington state and in every corner of our country. The results are used for important decision-making that affects all of us at the federal, state and local levels of government. Its data also is […]

Tell Congress to provide state COVID-19 aid

Begin Public Service Recognition Week by supporting state, local public employees   WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 4, 2020) — Public Service Recognition Week has begun. The best way you can honor public employees’ service right now is by fighting to save their jobs. State and local governments are facing major budget crises due to the COVID-19 […]

UFCW: Trump meatpacking order needs worker protections

The following is from the UFCW: WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 29, 2020) – On Tuesday, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), America’s largest meatpacking union with 250,000 members across the industry, called on President Trump to take immediate action to support his new order that all meatpacking plants remain open during the coronavirus […]



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