Press Release

Entire Labor Movement Supports Striking Workers

Statement from the AFL-CIO Executive Council reaffirming the labor movement’s solidarity with all striking workers:

The AFL-CIO Executive Council reaffirmed a commitment to support striking workers everywhere in their fights for respect, and the wages, benefits and health and safety protections they deserve. Executive Council members commit to show up, collaborate and share resources to wield the full power of the labor movement anywhere workers are standing up for our rights at work. 

Today, we stand with members of the Mine Workers (UMWA) at Warrior Met who have been on strike for nearly a year, the Minneapolis teachers and professional staff who recently walked out for safe, stable schools, and all the other workers standing up together for justice at work.  

The 12.5 million members of the AFL-CIO offer our unwavering support to the striking workers. We will always have their backs. 

Contact: Carolyn Bobb, 202-637-5018