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.
Hundreds of social justice professionals, activists and community leaders will join together in Houston for the annual AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, Jan. 12-15, 2018.
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.
Labor in America: A History
Dec. 7, 2017
This book, edited by Melvyn Dubofsky and Joseph A. McCartin, surveys the history of American labor from colonial times to the present. As issues of growing inequality, stagnating incomes, declining unionization, and exacerbated job insecurity have increasingly come to define working life over the last 20 years, a new generation of students and teachers is beginning to seek to understand labor and its place and future in American life.
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Dec. 19, 2017
Nancy MacLean's explosive exposé of the right’s relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education and change the Constitution.
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.