AFL-CIO’s Report Shows Commitment To Defending Police Unions

By Hamilton Nolan. In These Times. -

On July 2020, a month after protests over racial injustice and police violence set the AFL-CIO headquarters on fire, America’s largest union coalition formed a ​“Task Force on Racial Justice” as [...]

Why Is The AFL-CIO So Worried About Its Vermont Affiliate?

By Steve Early, Counterpunch. -

For as long as Richard Trumka has been a national AFL-CIO leader—more than a quarter of a century—his labor federation has been encouraging its local affiliates to revitalize themselves to help [...]

The Year That Labor Hung On By Its Fingertips

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

Broad­ly speak­ing, there have been two very large labor sto­ries this year. The first is, ​“I have been forced into unem­ploy­ment due to the pan­dem­ic, and I am scared.” And the sec­ond [...]

2020 Saw Resurgence Of Strikes Around the World

By Candace Bernd, Truthout. -

Like every other social movement in the U.S. this year, the compounding crises of 2020 proved a catalyzing force for the labor movement, compelling essential and frontline workers to join picket [...]

The AFL-CIO Aided US Interference in Venezuela

By Telesur English. -

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Solidarity Center has a long history of working hand in glove with the U.S. government in undermining democracy [...]

AFL-CIO Leader Richard Trumka Defends Police Unions

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

Union locals and progressive factions within larger unions have taken up the call. The King County Labor Council expelled the Seattle police union last week, and even SEIU leader Mary Kay Henry, [...]

AFL-CIO Calls For A Break With “Lesser Of Two Evils” Politics

By John Wojcik and Mark Gruenberg, www.peoplesworld.org -

By John Wojcik and Mark Gruenberg for People's World - ST. LOUIS – The AFL-CIO convention here passed yesterday a political resolution that calls for a break with “lesser of two evil politics” [...]

Faux-Populist Trump Wages All-Out War On American Workers

By Lauren McCauley, www.commondreams.org -

By Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams. President-elect Donald Trump, a supposedly populist candidate who rose to power on promises made to frustrated American workers, has now seemingly launched [...]

Dakota Access Foes Call On AFL-CIO To Retract Support Of Pipeline

By Mark Hand, www.dcmediagroup.us -

By Mark Hand for DC Media Group - The AFL-CIO is coming under attack from labor groups and their supporters angry about the organization’s support of the construction of the Dakota Access [...]

Newsletter: Labor Day Time To Build Worker Power

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. Private-sector workers who are members of a union have fallen from 1 in 3 workers in the 1950s to about 1 in 20 today. Politics is [...]

Labor’s Neoliberal Caucus: Work With Corporations, Don’t Fight Them

By Warren Heyman & Andrew Tillett-Saks, www.jacobinmag.com -

By Warren Heyman & Andrew Tillett-Saks for Jacobin. Democrats have historically been the grudging partners of the labor movement, the more willing of the two major political parties to make [...]