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.
Ideas at Work is the AFL-CIO’s ongoing series of panels, film screenings and other events that captures the activism happening in the workplace and around the country. These events are free and open to the public.
A Conversation with Robert Kuttner: Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?
Robert Kuttner, one of our leading social critics, argues global capitalism is to blame, recounts capitalism’s finest hour and shows us how we might achieve it once again.
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.