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Ideas At Work
AFL-CIO

The AFL-CIO is launching a new event series under its Ideas at Work banner to capture the activism that is happening in our workplaces and communities all over the country.

We are facilitating an ongoing conversation about how collective action is the key to winning an economy and society that works for all of us.

As working people continue to rise, Ideas at Work will feature panels, film screenings, book discussions and other creative events, spanning topics from the future of work to child labor laws.

The AFL-CIO will host a conversation with photojournalist Earl Dotter about his new book, Life’s Work: A 50 Year Photographic Chronicle of Working in the U.S.A. This event will be complemented by a curated exhibition of his works.

In the lead-up to the November elections, join us for an event highlighting union members in public office. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO Political/Electoral & Issue Mobilization Director Julie Greene and Operating Engineers (IUOE) Political Director Jeffrey Soth will lead a discussion on the importance of having labor’s voice in the halls of power.

We also will co-host a conversation with the German Embassy to provide an international perspective on the future of work. Featured guests include Trumka and Reiner Hoffmann, president of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB).