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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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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.
March 20, 2019
In the latest episode of State of the Unions, Julie and Tim talk to the co-chairs of the House Blue Collar Caucus. Brendan Boyle (Pa.) and Marc Veasey (Texas) both come from union families and formed the caucus in the aftermath of the 2016 election to better connect with blue collar workers. They say the path to a stronger America runs through the labor movement and any plan to rebuild our economy must include the working people who make it go.
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.