AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued a statement this Thanksgiving, reaffirming the labor movement’s commitment to hold America’s newly elected president accountable to the promises he made to working people, and reaffirming its commitment to vanquish oppression and protect the freedoms for all who live and work here.
Month: November 2016
In a shocking and wrongly-decided opinion, a U.S. district court judge in the Eastern District of Texas has taken away overtime protection from millions of American workers. The Labor Department, labor movement and its allies denounced the decision and pledge to restore overtime protections.
This country holds sacrosanct the principle that regardless of who you are, or where you come from, your hard work will be rewarded. For day laborers in America, at least half of whom report experiencing wage theft during their work here, this ideal rings hollow. It is no longer enough to merely have abstract principles, […]
On the heels of a rancorous election cycle, working people in unions around the country are assuring members who feel threatened and unsafe that the labor movement will stand with them in these uncertain times. The following statement of solidarity was issued by Rusty Hicks, executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, […]
As the number of hate-related incidents has been escalating in the recent days following the 2016 election campaign marked by the extreme and hateful rhetoric of Donald Trump, working people in unions are calling on the president-elect to take a stand. During his acceptance speech, Trump said he would work to unite all working people. Working […]