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. 

Upcoming Events

Workers Memorial Day

April 28, 2017

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 call for work in this country that is safe and healthy and pays fair wages. We will celebrate the victories won by working people and commit to fighting until all workers have safe jobs and the freedom to form unions without the threat of retaliation.

Labor Movement Discussions

The AFL-CIO hosts an occasional series of lunchtime lectures called Ideas @ Work. These events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Event

Labor Under Fire: A History of the AFL-CIO since 1979
June 1, 2017
12–1 p.m.

In a history that spans from 1979 to the present, Timothy J. Minchin tells a sweeping, national story of how the AFL-CIO sustained itself and remained a significant voice in spite of its powerful enemies and internal constraints. Full of details, characters and never-before-told stories drawn from unexamined, restricted and untapped archives, as well as interviews with crucial figures involved with the organization, this book tells the definitive history of the modern AFL-CIO.

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 2017 AFL-CIO Convention will be held Oct. 22–26, 2017, in St. Louis.