Civil and Workplace Rights
Working for the freedom from employment discrimination and the right of working families to fair pay, job safety, secure retirements and affordable health care have been goals fundamental to the union movement, which has long partnered with the civil rights and women’s movements and, more recently, with the LGBTQ community.
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Black History Month
As America celebrates the start of Black History Month, the AFL-CIO is reaffirming its commitment to fighting for black workers who make up such a vital part of our union movement.
I AM 2018: National Moment of Silence
Mary McColl, Executive Director of Actors' Equity Association, penned this column which appears in the latest issue of Variety.
In 1968, Memphis sanitation workers went on strike to demand fair wages and safe working conditions after workers Echol Cole and Robert Walker lost their lives on the job.
Join the Working People's Day of Action in New York, NY.
Thousands of working people and our allies will stand up for our freedoms and demand an end to a system that’s rigged against us. We will rise up and fight.
New York City Central Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez stated, “We applaud NY State Attorney General Schneiderman in leading this multi-state coalition, and for his steadfast support for workers across our state and country.
Thursday morning, Labor leaders from New York City stood with community leaders, members of the City Council, and the broader Labor Movement around the country to kick off the I AM 20
As 2017 comes to a close, it is important to look back on all that labor has accomplished this year.
An open forum to create solidarity across the labor and immigrant communities
The Harry Van Arsdale, Jr. Memorial Association
The Joint Industry Board of the Electrical Industry
In conjunction with the office of Congressman Joseph Crowley
This week, hundreds of Legal Aid Society and Brooklyn Legal Services attorneys walked out of Brooklyn Criminal Court to protest Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention of Legal Aid client Genaro Rojas-Hernandez.
Gregory Floyd, Teamsters Local 237 President, and Terrence Melvin, President, International Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and Secretary-Treasurer of the NYS AFL-CIO recently participated in the Summit for Civil Rights held at the University of Minnesota/Mondale School of Law.