The AFL-CIO is an expression of the hopes and aspirations of the working people of America. We resolve to fulfill the yearning of the human spirit for liberty, justice and community; to advance individual and associational freedom; to vanquish oppression, privation and cruelty in all their forms; and to join with all persons, of whatever nationality or faith, who cherish the cause of democracy and the call of solidarity, to grace the planet with these achievements.

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Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
October 26, 2021 at 8:00 PM

74% of Americans support workers on strike. Are you one of them?

Americans were asked whether we support workers who are on the picket line fighting for better wages, benefits and working conditions. 74% said we approve. Add your name to show you support workers during Striketober! Hi …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
October 21, 2021 at 6:04 PM

#Striketober: 20 strikes and counting!

Working people across the country are on strike. We’ll be on the picket line until we get what we deserve on the job: fair pay, paid leave and good benefits. Working people are rising up this #Striketober. Hi John,   Working people, rise …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
October 20, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Petition: I support union-made electric vehicles

As auto companies move toward lower emissions, the market share of EVs will grow. To make this shift to EVs work for our communities, we need policies that promote U.S. manufacturing and good union jobs. ? …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
October 15, 2021 at 1:05 PM

PETITION: I support the Build Back Better agenda

The Build Back Better agenda invests trillions of dollars into our jobs, families and communities. Sign the petition to tell Congress: pass the budget reconciliation bill AND the infrastructure act. We’ve waited long enough! Hi John,   The Build Back Bett…
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
October 13, 2021 at 4:41 PM

Join Liz Shuler and Stacey Abrams on Oct. 14!

Fair Fight Action founder Stacey Abrams will join AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler for a fireside chat. They’ll be discussing the urgent need to protect the freedom to vote and the power of organized labor.   …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
October 7, 2021 at 5:41 PM

PETITION: I support Kellogg workers on strike!

Some 1,400 BCTGM members are on strike at Kellogg. Management demanded they give up holiday and vacation pay, retirement benefits, and quality health care. We support Kellogg workers holding strong on the picket line! Hi …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
September 28, 2021 at 5:03 PM

PETITION: Support film and TV crews

IATSE film and TV crews are fighting to end unsafe hours, unlivable wages and the lack of reasonable rest on set. They make the content we all love, and they deserve a fair contract! Sign the petition now. ? …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
September 24, 2021 at 3:56 PM

What’s budget reconciliation?

There’s a lot of people talking about budget reconciliation recently. But what exactly is that? And how does this complicated congressional procedure affect me and other working people? Read more to find out!   …
Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO · [email protected]
September 21, 2021 at 2:33 PM

ACTION: Path to citizenship for millions of workers

The Senate must deliver a budget that includes a clear pathway to citizenship. Millions of immigrants and refugees are helping our economy recover, and they need and deserve permanent protections. Hi John,   The best way to strengthen our…
Lisa Cruz, Hilton Housekeeper · [email protected]
September 14, 2021 at 6:07 PM

ACTION: Hilton hotel rooms should be cleaned every day

Ending daily housekeeping would eliminate up to an estimated 39% of all U.S. hotel housekeeping jobs. Tell Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta to do the right thing for guests and housekeepers: clean rooms every day! ? …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
September 10, 2021 at 2:32 PM

PETITION: I’m someone who supports working people

Last action of the week! And we know it’s Friday, so it’s a quick one. Sign our petition to say you support working people and you want laws that protect our right to join unions. Then enjoy the weekend! Hi John,   Thank you for participa…
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
September 9, 2021 at 5:04 PM

Call your senators: Pass the PRO Act

Our second action this week is calling your senators. The House passed the PRO Act in March and now it’s stalled in the Senate. This is inexcusable. Working people deserve better labor laws now! Hi John,   Our week of action continues. To…
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
September 8, 2021 at 5:03 PM

Write your senators: Pass the PRO Act

Our first action this week is sending a letter to your senators telling them to pass the PRO Act. We made it really easy to find your senators and can help you with the letter. Write a letter and support workers! Hi John,   We’re taking a…
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
September 7, 2021 at 5:03 PM

‘State of the Unions’ is back 🎉🎉🎉

Our “State of the Unions” podcast is back with a new episode! We started off with a bang and sat down with Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. We’re excited to be back and for you to join us!   Hi John,   We’ve got a …
Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO · [email protected]
September 6, 2021 at 3:26 PM

On Labor Day, we’re putting workers first

We celebrate the workers who fought for the weekend and eight-hour workdays. We celebrate the workers who are fighting, right now, for safer workplaces and fair pay. Here’s to our past and future victories! Hi John,   As workers, we have …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
August 30, 2021 at 8:33 PM

Event Invite: School Safety Amid New COVID-19 Surge

AFT is hosting a virtual town hall about how we can return to in-person teaching and learning safely. Join President Randi Weingarten, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy and other experts on Aug. 31 at 6:45 p.m. ET.   …
Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO · [email protected]
August 20, 2021 at 6:28 PM

I’m honored to lead the AFL-CIO

This morning, I was elected president of the AFL-CIO. I’ll be joined by Fred Redmond and Tefere Gebre. I’m ready to fight for working people—and I know you are, too. Hi John,   In 2009, I was elected secretary-treasurer. Now, I’m honored to be the first …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
August 18, 2021 at 8:34 PM

Invitation: Fighting for Our Vote, Aug. 21 at 1 p.m.

Join us Saturday at Lincoln Park on Capitol Hill to fight for our vote. Congress must restore voting rights by passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to protect against racism and voter suppression. ? …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
August 11, 2021 at 5:50 PM

INVITATION: Pay your respects to President Trumka

President Trumka will make one last trip to the House of Labor, a place and idea he loved dearly. Pay your respects at the AFL-CIO headquarters on Aug. 14, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dear John, You’re invited to…
Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO · [email protected]
August 6, 2021 at 10:07 PM

Rest in Peace, Rich

I’m heartbroken to inform you that our brother and leader, Rich Trumka, passed away suddenly this week at the age of 72. He was doing what he loved: spending time with his family.   Dear AFL-CIO F…
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
August 3, 2021 at 1:53 PM

Emergency COVID-19 Rental Assistance

If you’re having trouble making rent payments, you’re not alone. With the CDC moratorium ending on July 31, many of us need help. Get assistance from the Emergency Rental Assistance program.   H…
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
August 2, 2021 at 8:22 PM

YOU’RE INVITED: The Unions Power America Contest starts today!

We’re celebrating the hardworking union members who keep our country moving forward. Tell us how you’re helping to get America back on its feet—and you could win!   Hi John,   The Unions Power A…
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
July 29, 2021 at 7:06 PM

Unions = Better Pay + Better Benefits

Union members get paid more, have health care coverage and paid sick leave. That’s why we should all join unions! The union difference is REAL.   Watch “The Union Difference” (1:15)   Hi John,  …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
July 27, 2021 at 5:22 PM

PETITION: I’m against unpaid internships

Interns are workers and should be paid for their work. Unpaid internships are exploitative and deepen racial inequality. If you believe all workers should be paid for our labor, sign the petition! ? Hi John,   W…
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
July 26, 2021 at 3:54 PM

PETITION: I support workers and democracy!

Unions give workers a voice in the workplace. It’s our right to form unions to bargain over wages, benefits and working conditions. Let’s protect that right by passing the PRO Act now!   Hi John,   The Protectin…
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
July 20, 2021 at 3:15 PM

PETITION: I support workers and democracy!

Unions give workers a voice in the workplace. It’s our right to form unions to bargain over wages, benefits and working conditions. Let’s protect that right by passing the PRO Act now!   Hi John,   The Protectin…
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
July 19, 2021 at 2:44 PM

Invitation: Passing the PRO Act and Building the Next Union Generation

Young workers support unions and are organizing in the workplace. Passing the PRO Act will protect our right to organize for years to come. Join us on July 21 for a panel on the PRO Act and young workers. ? Hi J…
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
July 15, 2021 at 7:07 PM

PRO Act Week of Action, July 17-25

We’re going ALL OUT to pass the PRO Act. We’re rallying and marching to Senate offices, demanding our senators protect our right to organize and join unions. Beginning this Saturday, we’ll have actions across the country. Join us!   …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
July 14, 2021 at 9:15 PM

Workers make $1? CEOs make $299.

Pay inequity grew in 2020 during COVID-19. Working people bore the brunt of the pandemic. Meanwhile, CEO salaries went up even higher. Learn more in our Executive Paywatch report.   Hi John,   C…
Kojak Valentine, CWA Local 4008 · [email protected]
July 10, 2021 at 2:09 PM

PETITION: Invest in better broadband access

I have a great job. I help families get online with fast, reliable broadband internet. Tell Congress to “Build Broadband Better” because we need affordable broadband and good union jobs in our communities.   …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
July 1, 2021 at 3:20 PM

PETITION: Stop Elon Musk’s union-busting!

The American Jobs Plan expands tax credits for electric vehicle manufacturers, but we have to make sure it also has strong union protections. Especially since Elon Musk is a known union-buster.   …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
June 29, 2021 at 6:58 PM

Get your Vaccinated Union Member sticker

Getting vaccinated is the safest way to build protection for you, your loved ones and your entire community. Tomorrow is the last day to get your sticker saying you are a proud vaccinated union member. Hi John, Get vaccinated for yourself, your fri…
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
June 25, 2021 at 8:12 PM

Invitation: #FreedomRide2021 march and rally

Tomorrow at noon, join UNITE HERE and Black Voters Matter for the Freedom Ride for Voting Rights. We’re marching, rallying and demanding the Senate pass crucial legislation to protect our rights.   …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
June 24, 2021 at 8:19 PM

ACTION: Tell your senators, ‘I support democracy.’

The For the People Act and the PRO Act would restore democracy to America’s voting booths and workplaces after decades of destructive attacks. Tell your senators you support democracy.   Hi John,   It’s simple. …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
June 21, 2021 at 5:50 PM

This is our shot. Let’s all get vaccinated.

Getting vaccinated is the safest way to build protection for you, your loved ones and your entire community. Add your name and get your sticker saying you’re a proud union member who got the vaccine. Hi John, Get vaccinated for yourself, your frien…
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
June 18, 2021 at 3:49 PM

Juneteenth: Honoring Black joy and resilience

Juneteenth is June 19. It’s a sacred holiday celebrating Black people and Black power. Every day, the labor movement must unite to boldly declare and demonstrate that Black lives matter.   Hi John,   O…
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO · [email protected]
June 14, 2021 at 2:32 PM

📣 Immigration and labor law reform NOW 📣

Tell your senators that we need to pass the PRO Act and create a broad path to citizenship. We need to empower every worker helping to build, serve and feed our exceptions.   Hi John,   Every person …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
June 11, 2021 at 5:33 PM

Tell The New York Times: Stop Union-Busting

The New York Times publicly supports the right to organize. But when its own tech workers organized a union drive, management began union-busting. Tell the Times: No more union-busting!   Hi Joh…
Lorenzo Patterson, USW Local 13-243 · [email protected]
June 4, 2021 at 8:24 PM

Sign the pledge: I support locked out steelworkers!

On May 1, ExxonMobil locked us out because it wanted us to accept an unfair agreement. We worked through COVID-19, hurricanes and an unprecedented freeze. Now we’ve been forced off our jobs.   H…
Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO · [email protected]
June 1, 2021 at 11:29 PM

✉️ Tell your members of Congress: Reduce child poverty ✉️

Our most precious resource is our children. Congress must pass policies that ensure each child in the U.S. can succeed now and in the future. Write a letter (or send ours) to your members of Congress.   Dear Joh…
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
May 28, 2021 at 2:13 PM

PLEDGE: I say no to anti-Asian racism

Our fight against anti-Asian racism can’t be confined to a single month. Systemic racism doesn’t care what the calendar says, so neither should we. Here are everyday actions to keep fighting.   Hi John,   As we …
Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO · [email protected]
May 26, 2021 at 1:31 PM

I’m on the strike line in Alabama

Mine workers at Warrior Met Coal are on strike for a fair contract. Management cut their pay and benefits but gave bonuses to Wall Street executives. Add your name to say you support their strike!   …
Erin and Sally, Audubon for All · [email protected]
May 19, 2021 at 5:20 PM

Solidarity is for the birds 🐣

We are Audubon for All. We’re asking management to voluntarily recognize our union so we can get to the bargaining table. Please support our efforts to unionize and sign our petition.   Hi John,…
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
May 12, 2021 at 11:53 PM

Join us: Public education and the pandemic

At 11 a.m. ET on May 13, President Randi Weingarten (AFT) will outline her vision for public education as we emerge from the pandemic. How do we support students and educators as they return and recover?   …
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO · [email protected]
May 11, 2021 at 8:39 PM

Invitation: Anti-Asian Racism Town Hall

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by joining APALA for a Labor Town Hall on Anti-Asian Racism. It’ll be held on Wednesday, May 12, at 3 p.m. ET.   Hi John,   Join us on …
Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO · [email protected]
May 6, 2021 at 10:18 PM

Add your name to support working families

The American Families Plan invests in our children and provides relief to caregivers. It builds a better care infrastructure and gives resources to working people so we can raise our families.   …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
April 30, 2021 at 2:04 PM

📞 Our last PRO Act action of the week 📞

To wrap-up our PRO Act National Week of Action, we’ll be calling our senators and telling them to vote YES on the PRO Act. Our calls worked on Sens. King and Manchin. Who else can we get?   Hi John,   Thank you …
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
April 28, 2021 at 2:02 PM

Today is Workers Memorial Day

We remember the people who have lost their lives on the job. This past year has been a time of extraordinary loss, so we must respond with extraordinary action. We’ll keep fighting for them.   Dear John,   On Wo…
Congressman Mark Pocan · [email protected]
April 25, 2021 at 8:22 PM

Why we passed the PRO Act

The PRO Act helps workers. So we passed it in the House with bipartisan support. Now it’s with my colleagues in the Senate. Join AFL-CIO’s Week of Action to tell senators: Pass the PRO Act.   Hi John,   I'm Cong…
Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
April 18, 2021 at 5:01 PM

You’re Invited: Accelerating the Energy Transition on April 19

The path to clean energy will be built by good-paying union jobs. To address climate change, we must confront inequality and make sure no one is left without opportunity and a way forward.   …