Working people in America have certain basic legal rights to safe, healthy and fair conditions at work. Laws allow working people to join together with their co-workers to advocate for better working conditions, such as better pay, health care and retirement, fair scheduling, sick days, and training opportunities.
But some employers, and the big business lobby who back them, seek to roll back these fundamental rights because they value their profits more than they value their employees. We work tirelessly to counter the increasingly sophisticated and well-funded groups who threaten our rights. Union members work together to advocate for better working conditions and better pay and to narrow the widening chasm of income inequality.
Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of labor is the future of America.”
- John L. Lewis
What We’re Doing
Trumka on New NAFTA at Maryland/DC AFL-CIO Convention: We Are Not There Yet
Workers’ Right to Organize: A Discussion of the Need For Stronger Labor Laws