Taking the Wheel: A New Generation Is Driving the Future of the Labor Movement
Building on the achievements of the past, newly elected labor leaders and young workers are spreading optimism across the country. Inspired by the history and mission of the labor movement, a new generation of workers and activists are assuming leadership roles as the ranks of young union workers continue to grow.
Shuler: ‘What Unites Us Is Work and the Desire for a Better Life'
“Our movement is made up of working people of all parties and ideologies,” AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler told a crowd of more than 300 labor leaders and activists gathered at the AFL-CIO Northeast District Meeting in Silver Spring, Md. “What unites us is work and the desire for a better life. Improving the lives of union members and all working people must be our guiding light in politics.”
The Purpose for Which I Rise: What I Saw at the 2017 AFL-CIO Convention
I saw an election that renewed a leadership team that inspired me in profound ways. I saw a man whose confidence and calm drive I can emulate in my endeavors. I saw a woman whose competence and resolve emboldens me to pursue justice for myself and the least of my brothers and sisters. I saw another man whose back story makes me embarrassed to have ever filed a complaint about my own privileged life. I have been reintroduced to leadership that I can follow into the battles ahead.