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Despite its setbacks, or perhaps because of them, organized labor has an energy level that AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka says he hasn’t seen before in his 50 years with the movement.


Enacted in 2012 thanks to an executive action by President Barack Obama, DACA has helped more than 742,000 youth obtain work permits and identification while they pursue higher education. While DACA's sister program, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans — which shielded undocumented immigrants with American-born children from deportation while giving them work permits — was shot down by the U.S. Supreme Court, DACA remains on the table. For now, at least.

Lead aircraft maintenance technician, Stan Odell, stands on the wing of a United Boeing 777 inside a hanger at United Airlines maintenance facility near San Francisco Airport.

Failing to enforce the Open Skies Agreements will result in dire consequences for the U.S. economy.

 Galveston Labor Assembly, AFL-CIO Endorsements



Michael Cole                     US Representative District 14



Lloyd Criss                          Texas House District 23



Cornell Walker                  District Judge 10th Judicial District

AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, published a new column on Huffington Post. He writes how Hillary roots for working people and why working people are championing her in tonight's presidential debate.

One night at his UPS job, Tefere Gebre's co-worker handed him some union material. 

“He told me that I’d get health care and vacation and other benefits by filling it out. I said, ‘Are you serious?’ I thought, ‘Hmm. Everyone should have that.’”

Tefere, the executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, has been a proud union member for most of his life, valuing the freedom of people to come together in union.

Growing up in rural Kentucky, Augusta Thomas witnessed the extreme measures elected officials would take to prevent African-American men from voting.
Culinary worker Brittany Bronson talks not only about the benefits of joining her union, but also about the opportunities being part of a unionized workforce offer women, particularly women who have long careers in the workforce.