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AFL-CIO news and analysis from The Nation
August 5, 2021
Richard Trumka, 1949–2021
The labor leader practiced “true solidarity”—from his days as an anti-apartheid activist to his bold embrace of immigrant rights and Black Lives Matter.
March 14, 2018
Here’s Why Labor Should Resist Trump’s Tariff
It will have little economic effect but will add more bellicosity to a world already overdosing on it.
February 15, 2017
The Resistance Prevented Puzder From Becoming Labor Secretary
Puzder’s withdrawal shows that the resistance movement is building
and beating the odds.
October 3, 2016
Dopey Donald Trump Can’t Figure Out Why AFL-CIO Members Aren’t Showing Up at His Rallies
The Republican nominee is discovering that running on “the most anti-worker, anti-union platform of any party in the history of the United States” might turn off union members.
February 18, 2016
The AFL-CIO Is to Remain Neutral in the Democratic Primary
The labor federation’s decision opens the door for local activists to campaign for Sanders.
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September 25, 2013
A Reboot for the AFL-CIO?
At its LA convention, organized labor vowed to reinvigorate organizing and strengthen progressive alliances. And not a moment too soon.
September 16, 2013
Bhairavi Desai of Taxi Workers Alliance Elected to AFL-CIO Executive Council
Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the Taxi Workers Alliance, makes history as a newly-elected member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council.
September 10, 2013
AFL-CIO Pledges Prison Reform, Partnerships and Accountable Organizing Plans
At its quadrennial convention, the nation’s top labor federation pledged to combat mass incarceration.
April 17, 2013
AFL-CIO’s Non-Union Worker Group Headed Into Workplaces in Fifty States
Working America is set to expand across the country—and directly enter the workplace.
October 4, 2011
AFL-CIO Young Worker Summit Declares Support for Occupy Wall Street
In the latest sign of solidarity between labor and the Occupy Wall Street movement, the AFL-CIO has issued a statement from its
Next Up Young Worker Summit
in support of the Manhattan protesters.