AFL-CIO

Lawmakers Call On Unions to Stop Collecting Dues From Laid-Off Workers

GOP leaders send letters slamming top unions after Free Beacon report

Lawmakers urged union leaders to stop collecting dues from workers left unemployed by the coronavirus after the Washington Free Beacon revealed that a California union threatened to cut off health insurance to laid workers if they stopped membership payments.

Biden Taps Top Bernie Allies to Craft Economic Agenda

Sanders surrogates, union execs will shape 2020 platform

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has called on two of socialist senator Bernie Sanders's (I., Vt.) top allies to help lead an economic advisory group tasked with shaping the party's 2020 agenda.

De Blasio Squeaks Into Iowa

Audio glitch causes mayor's voice to sound high

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio's voice sounded high and squeaky as he remotely addressed an AFL-CIO event in Iowa on Wednesday.

AFL-CIO Income Inequality Report Uses Dubious Data

Critics say union's CEO pay report ignores economic reality

America's largest union used suspect data to inflate the divide between workers and their bosses. The study includes part-time and global workers and uses the mean compensation for CEOs, rather than the median figure, which some experts argue creates a more accurate comparison. 

AFL-CIO President Opposes Green New Deal

'Workers' interests weren't completely figured into it'

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka expressed opposition to the Green New Deal during a forum hosted by the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

AFL-CIO Has a Union Problem

Janitors, support staff vote to strike against America's largest labor group

Workers at AFL-CIO's Washington, D.C., headquarters are fed up with the "anti-union" attitude of America's largest labor union.

Teamsters Scold Pa. Members for Voting Trump

State council warns members not to vote the 'wrong way' in midterms

The Pennsylvania Teamsters scolded its members for helping President Donald Trump capture the White House in 2016 and warned of dire consequences if they break from the union slate in 2018.

Labor Holds Out on NAFTA Renegotiation

AFL-CIO praises progress but needs more information before endorsing

Labor unions are holding off on endorsing the Trump administration's renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.