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Five Labor Priorities for the Biden Administration

President Biden, who has a stronger union background than any incoming president for decades, has promised to adopt a strong pro-worker agenda, and he has already assembled a labor-focused economic team. Senior advisors, Jared Bernstein and Heather Boushey, Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellin,  and head of the Council of Economic Advisors, Cecilia Rouse, are leading experts on […]

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Marty Walsh Will Be an Exceptional Labor Secretary

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for secretary of labor: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will be an exceptional labor secretary for the same reason he was an outstanding mayor: he carried the tools. As a longtime union member, Walsh knows that collective bargaining is essential […]

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AFL-CIO Looks Forward to Working with President-Elect Joe Biden

Democracy is prevailing. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ victory in this free and fair election is a win for America’s labor movement. Everywhere in every way, working people are heroically and resiliently fighting back against this pandemic, its economic fall out, chronic income inequality and systemic racism. President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris saw us, […]

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Stop Uber and Lyft from Buying Their Own Law to Cheat Workers – No on Prop 22!

You probably can’t turn on the TV for five minutes without seeing a Yes on Prop 22 ad. The tech giants – Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart – are spending $184 million, which buys a lot of fancy TV spots. In fact, that $184 million is more than any campaign has spent on a ballot […]

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Equality in Opportunity is on the Ballot: Yes on Prop 16

2020 exposed the massive inequalities that plague our country. From the COVID-19 pandemic to police brutality, to unemployment rates disproportionately affecting women and communities of color, America is facing a reckoning over racial, gender, and economic injustice. And although we can’t control the way our federal government chooses to address this moment, California voters have […]

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Schools and Communities First! Vote YES on Proposition 15

For California workers, their families and friends, a vote for Prop 15 on this November’s state ballot should be a no-brainer.  For more than 40 years the state of California has been robbed of billions of dollars a year by a corporate tax loophole.  Unlike in virtually every other state in the country, here commercial […]

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California Farmworkers At Risk

A deepening COVID­-19 crisis­­­–now surging in most California agricultural counties–puts farmworkers in the pandemic’s crosshairs. Thousands of farm and packinghouse workers have contracted the virus in the agricultural counties of Imperial, Kern, Kings, Tulare, Merced, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Monterey, Ventura. Farmworkers in the North Bay are at risk too. These workers are the foundation of our […]

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California Labor Stands Unequivocally with Black Lives Matter

Labor Federation Calls for Policy Solutions to Address Structural Racism and Police Violence We’re living in a recurring nightmare in America. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen the senseless killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, Tony McDade, and George Floyd. And for centuries, our brothers and sisters have been murdered for no […]

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Working People Support Heroes Act

Labor leaders and union members are demanding that the U.S. Senate act on the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, which passed the House of Representatives by a 208 to 199 vote May 15. The HEROES Act would provide $3 trillion in relief that working people desperately need—including the continuation of unemployment […]

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