What We’re Doing
Labor Puts Working People in Charge
The three union member candidates who addressed the 2017 AFL-CIO Convention won their elections! This came shortly after the adoption of Resolution 10, "Encouraging Union Members to Run for Public Office," that pledges to adopt labor candidate programs in every state and local labor body labor in the country.
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.
Trumka, Shuler and Gebre Re-Elected; Four New Members Join AFL-CIO Executive Council
Last week at the AFL-CIO 2017 Convention, federation officers—President Richard Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre—and the Executive Council—made up of 55 vice presidents—were elected, with four new members joining the council.
Professionals Win Together
The delegates to the AFL-CIO Convention adopted Resolution 36, Celebrating DPE: 40 Years of Growing Professional Union Membership. The resolution recognized the 40th anniversary of the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE) — the AFL-CIO trade department composed of 23 unions representing employees in professional and technical occupations — and its success increasing professional union membership.