Unions Must Address Racism

Unions must mobilize to defeat racism because it destroys solidarity and brutalizes union members, the demographics of working people are changing rapidly and morality demands action. But mobilizing all of labor to join the fight against racism will not be easy: Race fractures the labor movement itself. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said of Ferguson, Mo.,

AFL-CIO's Liz Shuler on President Obama's Final State of the Union

Tonight, President Barack Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address, and AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will be in the audience representing America’s working people.  Watch the video above for her thoughts on what she hopes the president will address. What issues would you like to hear him talk about? Log in and

AFL-CIO’s Liz Shuler on President Obama’s Final State of the Union

Tonight, President Barack Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address, and AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will be in the audience representing America’s working people.  Watch the video above for her thoughts on what she hopes the president will address. What issues would you like to hear him talk about? Log in and

State of the Union: Don’t Let the TPP Sink Our Wages

The president will give his final State of the Union address tonight. Traditionally, this annual speech reviews the accomplishments of years past and sets out a “to-do” list for the year ahead. Although the White House has indicated that this year’s speech will be “nontraditional,” it has made clear the economy will be a major focus.  Source:

STOP STAPLES

On December 7, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it would seek to stop the proposed mergers of Staples and Office Depot, the country’s two largest office-supply chains. The agency has filed an administrative complaint asserting that the merger would violate America’s anti-trust laws by substantially reducing competition across the country. This is an

COLUMBUS METAL TRADES COUNCIL HOLD RALLY TO DEMAND A FAIR CONTRACT

Ft. Benning, Georgia – The Columbus Metal Trades Council and community members from Columbus held a “Fair Contract Rally” outside Ft. Benning, Georgia this morning, Monday, December 7, 2015. The Columbus Metal Trades Council represents employees who support our men and women in uniform at Fort Benning by providing logistics support.  The Columbus Metal Trades

Veterans Day Remarks

By Ron Ault, President, Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO Every year on November 11, we observe Veterans Day by honoring the contributions of the more than 21 million veterans living today, and the countless others who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of our freedom. But Veterans Day is just one day a year. Don’t

TPP Text: Corporations Win, Working People Lose

By Celeste Drake From the Daily Kos It’s hard to believe but the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal is worse than we imagined, when it comes to working families. As it stands the TPP deal is made by corporations, for corporations, at the expense of working people and our democracy. Here are five
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