On Friday, April 26th, we will honor those men and women who died from work-related traumatic injury or illness at our 31st Annual Worker's Memorial Day breakfas

The Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO has a Public Sector Committee, led by Tom Tosti, Director of AFSCME District Council 88, and it puts out a newsletter called The Public Interest.

The National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which takes place every year on the second Saturday in May, is taking place this year on Saturday

As reports of hate crimes and bias incidents have risen sharply following the election of Donald Trump, the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO has passed a resolution condemning these incidents and is determined to stand with like-minded people who are also appalled by rising bigotry and intolerance. The resolution will be delivered today to all elected officials in Philadelphia.

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.

Anniversaries can be celebratory or somber. Today we celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and it is the kind of anniversary in which we hail the success of the act, while also acknowledging the deficiencies in our democracy that make the full act necessary.