December 14, 2015

Burn the TPP

Middle America is smoldering. For too long, average citizens worked harder and produced more, yet corporations cut pay and benefits, off-shore community-sustaining factories, kill family-supporting jobs and crush opportunity. 
December 15, 2015

The Paris Climate Change Agreement Is a Landmark Achievement

The AFL-CIO applauds the U.N. Paris climate change agreement as a landmark achievement in international cooperation that is both sensible and achievable. We support the use of “nationally determined contributions” and recognize the importance of the transparency mechanisms, which allow appropriate responses if commitments are not met.

December 15, 2015

Seattleā€™s For-Hire Drivers Win in Historic Vote

Drivers in Seattle’s for-hire industry won the right to collectively bargain over their wages and working conditions through a historic first-in-the-nation ordinance passed unanimously by the Seattle City Council on Monday. The measure, sponsored by Council member Mike O’Brien, will now move to Mayor Ed Murray’s desk for his signature.