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On May 7, while recovering from an illness, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President Larry Hanley died suddenly.  In a brief statement, his family,

Patt Moon-Updike wanted to be a nurse since she was 9 years old.

On Feb. 15, just days after massive layoffs at Activision Blizzard, the AFL-CIO issued a powerful public statement of support to game developers in the United States. Its message, published in an open letter at Kotaku, was both simple and profound.

Today is Equal Pay Day. We are 100 days into 2017, and today some women have finally reached the point where their earnings match their male counterparts’ 2016 earnings. We can’t forget that black and Latina women have to work even more until they reach pay parity.

Just beyond the halfway-mark in President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka gave a major address at a National Press Club Luncheon on April 4, 2017, assessing opportunities around trade and infrastructure that could create jobs, as well as possible threats to workers' rights.


Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains the truth behind so-called "Right to Work" laws and how they hurt working families.

Testimonials from IUOE Local 115 members discussing their experiences working with and without Union support.

Union busting HB 11 hits the house floor in our latest update from the halls of the capitol!

The halfway point is looming... Find out what happened last week during the legislative session!

An Amazing Victory for Grassroots Action; House Health Bill is Defeated 

On Friday, facing sure defeat, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) cancelled a vote on the American Health Care Act, legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid payments to the states.  The bill is opposed by all Democrats. In addition, there are at least two dozen Republicans who were ready to vote against the bill.  The Republican opponents included a mix of moderates who oppose it because it would hurt too many people and right-wing members who believe the bill does not go far enough.

Find out what happened during week 3 of the Florida legislative session.