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The Toll of Neglect
The 2018 edition of the Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect report shows how too many workers remain at serious risk of workplace injury, illness and death.
The number of workers ages 55 or older killed on the job in 2016, which represents 36% of all worker fatalities.
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The rights of more than 1 million hardworking women and men working under protected status are at risk. Tell Congress to provide these working families the permanent protections they need and deserve.
Millions of working people across the country are paid wages that leave them in poverty, even when working full-time and year-round. Tell Congress it's time to raise the federal minimum wage.
More than one million federal contractors lost a month of pay during the government shutdown but have yet to receive the back pay they deserve. Tell Congress to right that wrong.
President Trump didn’t want to end this shutdown—the collective action of working people demanded it. By marching, rallying and protesting together, we forced him to the table and ensured that the labor and dedication of our public servants will not be taken for granted.
March 18, 2019
The AFL-CIO is taking a deeper look at each of our affiliates in our regular weekly series. Next up is the Association of Actors and Artistes of America.
March 15, 2019
This week, labor leaders from across the country descended on New Orleans to map out the path ahead for our movement. From trade and public education to equal pay and paid leave to back pay for federal contract workers and bargaining power for all, the AFL-CIO Executive Council tackled the issues that will define working people’s fight for economic justice in 2019 and beyond.
March 15, 2019
For Women's History Month, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various women who were leaders and activists working at the intersection of civil and labor rights. Today's profile is Frances Perkins.