January 20, 2016

New Report: A Year of the Raising Wages Agenda

Marking nearly one year since the first-ever Raising Wages Summit, the AFL-CIO today released a new report detailing the successes, struggles and path ahead to raise wages for working people.
January 20, 2016

By Our Hands: A Sex Advice Columnist Says Unions Are Great

Today, the AFL-CIO is launching a new online magazine through Medium called “By Our Hands.” This new feature will highlight the stories of working people and national figures—and some that may come as unexpected such as from sex advice columnist and gay rights activist Dan Savage in the first offering. This periodical publication will include content from the AFL-CIO and contributing authors. Make sure to check it out often, and we’ll be sure to pass along some of the top content as it comes.

January 21, 2016

One Union Summer Later, Three Found Their Calling as Organizers

Meet Tarah Taylor, Lynda Berg and Shaine Griffin from the class of Union Summer 2014. These superstar summeristas are working alongside nurses, and one another, as union organizers with California Nurses Association/ National Nurses United in...
January 22, 2016

Here’s Some History to Help Understand the Racial Wealth Gap

Next month is Black History Month. We will hear stories about black Americans and their successes in this country against the barriers (slavery, Jim Crow, poll tax just to name a few) thrown in their paths. Yet for every success story, there is still t...