The AFL-CIO hosts conferences, summits and an ongoing series of lectures and symposiums at our headquarters, colloquially known as the "House of Labor."
We celebrate today's achievements, remember our legacy and continue to forge a path toward a future of shared prosperity.
An occasional series of lunchtime lectures and film screenings. These events are free and open to the public.
Bayard Rustin was the organizer of the March on Washington and one of the leaders of the civil rights movement. In the 1980s Bayard adopted his younger boyfriend Walter Naegle to obtain the legal protections of marriage. In this intimate love story, Walter remembers Bayard and a time when gay marriage was inconceivable.
In the past few decades, the wages of most workers have stagnated, social supports have been cut, and downward mobility has produced political backlash. What is going on? Robert Kuttner argues global capitalism is to blame.
The dramatic story of the Flint water crisis—the signature environmental disaster of our time—and an inspiring tale of scientific resistance by a relentless physician who stood up to power.
On April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. This year we will come together to defend hard-won victories by working people from attacks by right-wing Republicans and business groups. We will commit to fighting until all workers have safe jobs and the freedom to form unions to seek a better future.
Every four years, the AFL-CIO holds a convention to democratically elect officers. Elected delegates representing working people from across the country and from every job category come together to choose their leaders and express their policy preferences. Our convention adopts resolutions that guide the labor movement and improve the lives of working people. Openness, transparency and democracy are key components of how we work.
The AFL-CIO 2017 Convention was held Oct. 22–25, 2017, in St. Louis.