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]
February 10, 2022 at 3:02 PM

✉️ Pass the Postal Service Reform Act! ✉️

This bipartisan legislation will financially stabilize the U.S. Postal Service. It will lift unfair funding requirements and guarantee six days of mail delivery for consumers. Hi John,   Tell your senators to pass the Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 3076)…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
February 1, 2022 at 8:13 PM

Happy Lunar New Year! Happy Black History Month!

Today is an important day for both the Black and Asian American communities. This year, let it be a reminder that our communities have always lived, worked and struggled together. We will not be divided. Hi John,   Today is Lunar New Year and the first da…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
January 28, 2022 at 4:14 PM

ACTION: Restore Tax Fairness for Arts Workers 📨📨📨

Don’t punish arts workers for doing our jobs! We need a tax code that lets us deduct common business expenses. Send a letter to your members of Congress and tell them: Support arts workers and tax fairness! Hi John,   The…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
January 12, 2022 at 9:46 PM

PETITION: Sideline the filibuster and protect voting rights

The choice is clear: Sideline the filibuster, not the hopes and aspirations of the American people. The U.S. Senate must protect democracy and protect our right to vote. Hi John,   Our democracy is under attack. The Sena…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
January 11, 2022 at 9:35 PM

Speakers announced for the MLK Conference

We’ll hear remarks from Vice President Kamala Harris, Actor Michael B. Jordan and Judge Greg Mathis. We’ll also have musical performances from Tom Morello, PJ Morton and Brittney Spencer. Hi John,   Join us Jan. 16–17 for…
  Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO · [email protected]
January 6, 2022 at 4:38 PM

Remembering Jan. 6

One year ago, extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol, violently attacking our democracy. This attack continued as state legislatures targeted Black communities with voter suppression laws. Dear John,   On Jan. 6, an angry mob attacked the U.…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
December 22, 2021 at 8:35 PM

Thank You, John.

I am so honored to be able to do this work with all of you. ? John, It’s truly been a year like no other for America’s labor movement. From the picket lines to the bargaining tables, w…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
December 18, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Register Now: 2022 MLK Conference

The 2022 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference will be held Jan. 16–17, 2022. The theme is Honoring Our Past and Protecting Our Future. Save the date! Registration is now open for the 2022 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
December 16, 2021 at 6:10 PM

PETITION: Build Back Better Now

The Build Back Better Act would help working people. It would create union jobs, protect workers’ rights and lower health care costs. Sign the petition to tell the Senate: Pass the Build Back Better Act now! Hi John,   Th…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
December 10, 2021 at 6:23 PM

Save the Date: 2022 MLK Conference

The 2022 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference will be held Jan. 16–17, 2022. The theme is Honoring Our Past and Protecting Our Future. Save the date! Watch Video Invitation Hi Joh…
  Caleb at AFL-CIO · [email protected]
December 9, 2021 at 7:56 PM

Build Back Better Explained

There’s a lot of talk about the Build Back Better Act, but here’s the bottom line: It will help working people. It will create union jobs, protect workers’ rights and lower health care costs across the country. Hi John,  …
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
November 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM

#Strikesgiving Update: Don’t Cross the Wirecutter Digital Picket Line

Pledge to support the Wirecutter Union virtual picket line by not shopping during the strike (Nov. 25–29).   Hi John, After two years of negotiations with management at The New York Ti…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
November 23, 2021 at 6:02 PM

Strike Update: November

Workers are still on the picket line fighting for the fair treatment they deserve. We are rising up across the country, and our momentum is stronger than ever. Find a strike near you and support workers! Hi John,   You thought Striketober was over? Not at…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
November 15, 2021 at 9:39 PM

Infrastructure bill: What it means for you

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is an incredible investment in working people. This will create good union jobs and help repair our crumbling infrastructure. Check out a few facts about the bill. Hi John,   Wit…
  Tom Morello (for AFL-CIO) · [email protected]
November 12, 2021 at 7:39 PM

Hold the Line—Strikes Are Not Over!

This is for every single person fighting for their rights on the picket line. The cause of workers’ rights is in my blood, and I was a union man before I ever picked up a guitar. Watch a New Music Video for "Hold the Lin…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
November 4, 2021 at 5:24 PM

Petition: I support health care workers

Kaiser Permanente employees are ready to strike for a fair contract. Executives said health care workers were heroes during the pandemic, yet they won’t pay these workers higher wages or address chronic understaffing. Hi …
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
November 1, 2021 at 5:39 PM

PETITION: HelloFresh workers need a union

While HelloFresh profited from the pandemic, employees faced disrespect, a COVID-19 outbreak and preventable injuries. Tell HelloFresh to cancel the anti-union consultant. Hi John,   Workers at HelloFresh are organizing a…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
October 28, 2021 at 5:31 PM

Petition: #NoMoreSideHustles for Women Soccer Players

Women soccer players are fighting for equal pay and fair contracts. Professional athletes of any gender should not have to work two, three or four full-time jobs in addition to playing their sport professionally.   …
  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…