2017 Executive Council Report

The following report is a highlight of our efforts to promote and expand the voice of workers, change the rules of our economy so they work for all of us, and build a strong and inclusive labor movement.

To that end, we’ve been recalibrating the AFL-CIO to modernize how we meet the challenges of the changing workforce and rapidly evolving technology. We’ve been working closely with our affiliate unions, state federations, central and area labor councils and allies to build a federation and a labor movement that is proactive, strategic, nimble and fiscally responsible.

We’ve eliminated the outdated mix of old departments and focused our staff on three main hubs—mobilization, advocacy, and economic power and growth. We also have three resource departments—communications, legal and a new data and tech tools team—to advance the work and support the three hubs.