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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Mar 9, 2018 | News Story

Is your local prepared for the upcoming Janus decision?

Mar 9, 2018 | News Story

Women's History Month has been recognized in the United States since 1987 but this past Thursday, March 8, we celebrated International Women's Day.

Mar 2, 2018 | News Story

On Thursday, the NYC CLC once again partnered with the United Federation of Teachers to hold the second annual Future in Focus: Exploring College and Careers fair yesterday to highlight the many opportunities that exist for high school students post graduation.

Mar 2, 2018 | News Story

On February 24, working people in New York City and across the country

Feb 23, 2018 | News Story

America produces more wealth today than at any time in history, yet the economic rules written for the rich and for powerful corporations have resulted in hard times for regular people.

Feb 2, 2018 | News Story

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

Feb 8, 2018 | News Story

Mary McColl, Executive Director of Actors' Equity Association, penned this column which appears in the latest issue of Variety.

Feb 1

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.