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 16, 2024 at 11:02 PM

Tell the White House to stop the raid on postal workers’ pensions

Hi John,   For more than 52 years, U.S. Postal Service (USPS) workers have unfairly had their retirement funds raided by the U.S. government—resulting in more than $90 billion in unjust expenses to the USPS. We need your…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
February 10, 2024 at 4:07 PM

SOLIDARITY ALERT: Support flight attendants at an airport near you!

While airlines rake in billions of dollars, flight attendants are standing together for fair compensation and retirement security. Hi John,   The airline industry had a record number of travelers in the past year and made…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
February 7, 2024 at 10:32 PM

Union Weekend Watch: 🎥🏀⛹️‍♀️ ‘Shattered Glass’

Here’s a streaming recommendation about gender equity in athletics and the life-changing power of workers standing together. Hi John,   Female professional athletes need unions. The issues that workers face are universal …
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
February 7, 2024 at 3:53 PM

Tell the USPS Governors: Save the Postal Service

Join us Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. to rally to help save the U.S. Postal Service! Hi John,   Postmaster General Louis DeJoy—a Trump appointee who had no prior experience with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS)—is currently implementing a 10-year Delive…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
February 1, 2024 at 9:48 PM

Black History Month: A Reading List

What are you reading during Black History Month? Hi John,   This Black History Month, we at the AFL-CIO want to recognize that Black history is not a separate history; it’s not a single month. Black history is also Americ…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
January 30, 2024 at 10:03 PM

VIDEO: It’s Better in a Union

“I liked it a lot better once I got a union job.” Thanks for sharing your stories. Hi John,   We are more committed than ever to ensuring every worker who wants a union has a fair shot at joining one.    Last year, we ask…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
January 26, 2024 at 9:32 PM

Journalists on strike

Corporations engage in unfair labor practices while newsrooms are under attack. Hi John,   There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Journalists and staffers at newsrooms and media publications across the country are getting hit ha…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
January 17, 2024 at 4:36 PM

How we spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sharing the best from our 2024 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference. Hi John,   This past weekend, more than 800 union members, activists, organizers and leaders gathered in Montgomery, Alabama, for the 202…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
January 12, 2024 at 3:16 PM

Watch it live! The 2024 AFL-CIO MLK Conference starts today

Select panels and sessions from the MLK Conference will be livestreamed. Check out the scheduled lineup. Hi John,   We are delighted to kick off our 2024 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conferenc…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
January 8, 2024 at 7:40 PM

DEADLINE: 📣 Registration for the 2024 MLK Conference Closes Jan. 9

This is your last chance to register for our 2024 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Montgomery, Alabama, Jan. 12–14. Hi John,   We have an incredible lineup planned for our 2024 AFL-C…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
January 2, 2024 at 9:48 PM

A brilliant lineup of speakers

Hi John,   Our 2024 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference is coming up fast, and the registration window is closing! We hope you’ll join us at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at …
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
December 28, 2023 at 10:01 PM

Important new info... and an exciting announcement!

Check this off your end-of-year list—register for our 2024 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Montgomery, Alabama, Jan. 12–14. We wanted to share some important new information with yo…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
December 15, 2023 at 4:33 PM

REMINDER: January MLK Conference

Check this off your end-of-year list—register for our 2024 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Montgomery, Alabama, Jan. 12–14. Hi John,   We wanted to make sure you checked this off yo…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
December 12, 2023 at 9:16 PM

What brings you here?

A banner with the words, “We Want to Hear From You!” with two solidarity fists and an orange button that reads, “Weigh In.” Hi John,   It’s a fact: Standing together with co-workers in a union creates a solidarity you can…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
December 7, 2023 at 6:38 PM

EVENT: 📞 Call Center Workers in D.C., Dec. 12

Join the Rally to Demand Good Jobs for Federal Call Center Workers on Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. Hi John,   Maximus is a multibillion-dollar federal contractor that runs the call centers for Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. …
  Danielle Noel, Acting Director of Civil, Huma · [email protected]
December 4, 2023 at 8:41 PM

INVITATION: Jan. 12–14, MLK Civil and Human Rights Conference

Union brothers, sisters and siblings: Please join us in Montgomery, Alabama, Jan. 12–14. Hi John,   My name is Danielle Noel, and I am the acting director of Civil, Human and Women’s Rights at the AFL-CIO.   There’s simpl…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
December 1, 2023 at 3:31 PM

Buy union for the holidays!

Our 2023 expanded Union-Made Holiday Gift Guide for shopping this holiday season. Hi John,   It’s that time of year! No matter what you celebrate or how, we know many of you are looking for that perfect gift for your frie…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
November 22, 2023 at 3:16 PM

This is the story of how workers win

We’re thankful for workers and supporters who have stood together united for a better future. Hi John,   It has been a monumental month for American labor. UAW ratified powerful new contracts with each of America’s Big Three automakers: F…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
November 17, 2023 at 4:14 PM

EVENT: 2024 MLK Civil and Human Rights Conference

Please join us in Montgomery, Alabama, Jan. 12–14. Register now to secure your spot! Hi John,   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once noted that “Montgomery [Alabama] led to the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and 1960,” and so it’s a…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
November 16, 2023 at 4:29 PM

It’s National Apprenticeship Week!

Apprenticeships aren’t just about lifting up one worker. They’re a path to a career and financial stability that lifts entire communities. Unions continue to make sure every single one of those jobs is a good job. Hi John,   Registered ap…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
November 12, 2023 at 2:03 PM

SOLIDARITY ALERT: Starbucks

Starbucks workers and community supporters are mobilizing in support of workers who have voted to form a union at more than 360 stores. Hi John,   Starbucks workers are leading one of the most visible national organizing …
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
November 10, 2023 at 2:05 PM

Now is not the time

Extreme politicians are threatening to shut down the government if they don’t get radical cuts that could hurt veterans. Hi John,   Veterans are the embodiment of dedication to our nation, but many don’t realize that their …
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
November 9, 2023 at 8:16 PM

Workers: Write MSNBC ✍️ to tell it to walk the talk

Stand with workers at MSNBC by calling on management to negotiate a fair contract that addresses MSNBC Union’s demands. Hi John,   MSNBC regularly covers the rights of working people and the fights of the labor movement i…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
November 7, 2023 at 9:23 PM

Deondra’s story

My name is Deondra Bridges, and I’ve been a customer service representative with Maximus for the past two years. I’m a mom of three with two stepchildren, and the past few years have been tough. Hi John,   Maximus is a mu…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
November 6, 2023 at 4:05 PM

Election Day is tomorrow

Tomorrow is the day to exercise your democratic rights. Hi John,   Tomorrow—Tuesday, Nov. 7—is Election Day. It’s nearly time to vote!   We believe that you should be the one who chooses the elected officials who will rep…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
November 2, 2023 at 6:31 PM

Worker-centered AI

Workers’ tax dollars made AI innovations possible, so workers need to share in the benefits and wealth created by this technology. Hi John,   Americans are experiencing the greatest technological transformation of the modern era. Automati…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
October 30, 2023 at 2:33 PM

Early voting is starting!

Find your polling place and make a plan to vote. Hi John,   We’ll keep this short and sweet. It’s time to vote early before the Nov. 7 election. Voting Resources There are important local election…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
October 20, 2023 at 1:05 PM

Why workers strike

To the corporations that think they have all the power—guess again. It’s the workers who hold this country together. Hi John,   People across the world know that it’s better in a union. Not only for union members but also for nonunion wor…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
October 18, 2023 at 5:16 PM

10 proposed cruel cuts

This again: Extreme politicians could shut down the government if they don’t get radical cuts that could hurt working families. Hi John,   We can all see the chaos in Congress as House Republicans attempt to choose a speaker—but we should…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
September 28, 2023 at 10:43 PM

ACTION: Workers need child care

Call Congress to prevent 3.2 million workers from losing their child care. Hi John,   In just a few days, millions of working parents could see their child care programs close or their fees increase if Congress does not act to extend enhanced resources as…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
September 27, 2023 at 10:03 PM

TONIGHT at 7 p.m. ET: ✊ ‘How to Organize’ Webinar

We hope you can join us for our webinar, “It’s Better in a Union: How to Organize Your Workplace.” Hi John,   In one hour, we’re holding a free webinar, “It’s Better in a Union: How to Organize Your Workplace.”   You’ll l…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
September 25, 2023 at 2:54 PM

Historic nursing home staffing rule

The deadline to submit a comment in support of a strong safe staffing standard is Nov. 6. Hi John,   The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering a historic new rule that would establish a minimum staf…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
September 22, 2023 at 1:06 PM

ORGANIZING OPPORTUNITY: Let us teach you how to form a union!

We're offering a FREE virtual training, “It’s Better in a Union: How to Organize Your Workplace.” Register now for this can’t-miss event! Hi John,   Want to know how to organize a union? Curious about first steps? You’re …
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
September 13, 2023 at 10:33 PM

TOMORROW: UAW Nationwide Community Call

The union contracts for 150,000 UAW members at Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis expire tomorrow night. Hi John,   It’s solidarity time. Approximately 150,000 members of the International Union, United Automobile, Aero…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
September 11, 2023 at 8:01 PM

JOIN US: Sept. 14 at a Starbucks near you

Starbucks workers are gearing up for a big day of action this Thursday, Sept. 14. Will you join us? Hi John,   In less than two years, workers at over 350 Starbucks stores have organized to have a voice on the job to advo…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
September 6, 2023 at 2:06 PM

What’s bad for workers and food prices? Megamergers.

Our grocery budgets are begging you: Tell the FTC to stop the Kroger Albertsons megamerger. Hi John,   Every single American family has been impacted by historic rates of inflation and rising food prices.   Despite this, …
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
September 4, 2023 at 1:04 PM

Happy Labor Day! ✊

We hope every worker experiences how life is better in a union. We’re offering a free virtual training: “It’s Better in a Union: How to Organize Your Workplace.” Register now! Hi John,   Happy Labor Day! Today is a holiday to honor workin…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
August 30, 2023 at 8:27 PM

There’s a Labor Day event near you in Alexandria!

You’re cordially invited to join us for a Labor Day event in Alexandria. Dear John, What do labor unions mean to you? If you said building a better future for ourselves and our families, you’d be right. But labor unions also put on fantastic Labor Day events. And there’s…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
August 28, 2023 at 9:24 PM

JOIN US for a special live event!

Please join us at 11 a.m. ET for AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler’s inaugural State of the Unions address. Hi John,   You’re invited to a special Labor Day event tomorrow! Please join all of us—AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fre…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
August 24, 2023 at 7:37 PM

Get a sticker in honor of 💪 Labor Day

Countries where most workers are in a union are among the happiest and healthiest on Earth. Celebrate your union pride with a free sticker! Hi John,   Are you a union member? Do you have a family member in a union? Or do…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
August 18, 2023 at 6:31 PM

March on Washington, Aug. 26

Make history with us once again as we continue the progress of labor and civil rights legends Martin Luther King Jr., A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin and others. The 60th anniversary of the March on Washington is Aug. 26. …
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
August 3, 2023 at 9:09 PM

Workers make $1? Well, CEOs make $272.

CEO pay was at the second-highest level ever last year. And yet CEOs are rushing to incorporate AI into their businesses while worker wages fall behind. Hi John,   Worker strikes are at an all-time high. And CEOs continue…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
July 27, 2023 at 3:24 PM

Summer of strikes

AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler joined the SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), picket line Monday in New York City. Support a strike near you by donating or volunteering. Hi John,   Workers from coast to coa…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
July 25, 2023 at 6:58 PM

Tomorrow: Join SAG-AFTRA Members and Allies for a Family-Friendly Leaflet

Hi John,   It’s popsicle weather!   On Wednesday, join SAG-AFTRA members and allies for a family-friendly informational leaflet of Netflix’s screening of "Ladybug & Cat Noir: The Movie." Leaflet participants will mee…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
July 13, 2023 at 3:22 PM

JOIN US TODAY: Virtual Rally to Support Nursing Home Safe Staffing

Join us at 2 p.m. today as we rally to show our support for federal nursing home safe staffing! John,   Our virtual rally is starting TODAY at 2 p.m. ET. If you haven't already registered, RSVP now to receive reminders—or just join us her…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
July 11, 2023 at 5:24 PM

WE NEED YOU to Support Nursing Home Safe Staffing

It’s up to us to make sure a strong federal nursing home safe staffing rule becomes reality. Hi John,   Right now we have the power to transform the state of our nursing homes in the United States.   We know there is a di…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
July 10, 2023 at 5:57 PM

JOIN US: Virtual Rally to Support Nursing Home Safe Staffing

Join us July 13 as we rally to show our support for federal nursing home safe staffing! Hi John,   Long before COVID-19 highlighted the shortfalls of the long-term care system in the United States, nursing home workers ac…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
June 27, 2023 at 10:19 PM

Picket opportunity at ‘Captain America’ filming tomorrow

Join a writers’ strike picket line tomorrow! Hi John,   The Writers Guild of America strike continues, and we have a solidarity opportunity near you.   Studios have used the transition to streaming to cut writers’ pay and separate writing…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
June 16, 2023 at 2:25 PM

Virtual Event: AFL-CIO for Biden

The AFL-CIO just endorsed President Biden for re-election. Will you tune in tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET? Hi John,   President Biden has invested in infrastructure, strengthened workers’ rights, protected our retirements, booste…
  Team AFL-CIO · [email protected]
June 13, 2023 at 1:30 PM

Year two starts now

It’s time for a bigger, stronger, modern labor movement. Hi John,   This time last year, Liz Shuler and Fred Redmond were elected by AFL-CIO Convention delegates as president and secretary-treasurer.   It’s been a busy year. The Center fo…