What We’re Doing
Letter Opposing Three Bills That Assault the Freedom of Working People to Form and Join Unions
Letter to the Committee on Education and the Workforce opposing three bills--the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (H.R. 986), the Employee Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 2775), and the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 2776)--that assault the freedom of working people to form and join unions to negotiate with their employers over wages, benefits and working conditions.
Letter to Senators Opposing a Bill That Would Undermine the Civil Service Protections of Veterans Affairs Employees
The AFL-CIO opposes the "VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act" (S. 1094) in its current form because it erodes the collective bargaining rights of workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs and undermines their civil service protections from management retaliation when they report mismanagement or political corruption.
Letter to Congress Opposing a Bill that Would Stifle the Voices of Workers at the Department of Veteran Affairs
The AFL-CIO opposes H.R. 1461, the "Employees and Taxpayers Protection Act of 2017," because this bill imposes undue restrictions on the ability of federal employee unions to represent adequately their members at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Highlights from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka’s Major Address at the National Press Club
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka gave a major address calling upon leaders of both parties to not only pursue an agenda that benefits working people across the country, but that strengthens the right of every American to negotiate for better wages and benefits.
Labor’s Future: Bargaining for All
The law today only requires employers to bargain with recognized unions, so we are proposing something bolder and better. Every worker, everybody, deserves a job and the power to make it a good job, to bargain for higher wages, safe working conditions and retirement security.