Conferences and Events

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.

Labor Movement Discussions

The AFL-CIO hosts an occasional series of lunchtime lectures and film screenings called [email protected]. These events are free and open to the public.

Tues., Feb. 27: David Bonior, Whip

Former Democratic Whip David Bonior spent 26 years in the House of Representatives, compiling a record as one of Washington’s most effective progressives. Bonior will discuss his new memoir and discuss ways progressives can win in today’s political and economic climate.

Thurs., March 1: Marie Mora, Population, Migration, and Socioeconomic Outcomes among Island and Mainland Puerto Ricans: La Crisis Boricua

This book represents the first comprehensive analysis of the economic and humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. Please join us for a discussion with academic and author Marie Mora who will talk about what happened and what's next.

AFL-CIO Conventions

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.