AFL-CIO Weblog

Genevieve Meany Lutz, 83, a long time staff member at the National Labor College, which was founded in 1969 by her father, former AFL-CIO President George Meany, died March 18 in Frederick, Md.  AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said, “Genevieve made an indelible mark on the lives of students and labor leaders in her own right.”
While Republicans in Washington, D.C., are doing their best to stop a federal increase to the minimum wage, working families and their allies across the country are fighting to increase the minimum wage at the state and local level. America's working families consistently support a minimum wage increase, supporting the idea that jobs should lift workers out of poverty, conservatives continue to rely upon disproven criticisms of increasing the wage. But Americans aren't buying the conservative lies and are demanding that Congress and the president raise the wage for millions of workers,...
In honor of Women’s History Month, here are four great quotes on working-class activism from activist women spanning the 19th to 21st centuries. Feel free to copy and share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and via other social media.   
The St. Louis Union Label and Service Trades Council is printing stickers that union members can attach to cash, checks or credit card receipts, letting business owners know that the purchase was paid for by union wages.
Here's a look at some of the recent key battles in the states.