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Over 31,000 members of the UFCW who work at over 240 Stop & Shop stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut have gone on strike after the company proposed completely unr

On Wednesday, April 17th, the Philadelphia Commission for Women will have a Town Hall regarding Dignity for Domestic Workers.

On Wednesday, April 17th, join the International Labour Organization (ILO) for a panel discussion entitled "In Conditions of Freedom and Dignity: Decent Work for Tomorrow's Workers." This event fol

The Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO has voted to issue the following endorsements in the May 16th Primary Election:

For City Controller: Alan Butkovitz

For District Attorney: NO ENDORSEMENT

For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas: Stella Tsai, Mark Cohen, Daniel Sulman, Leon Goodman, Deborah Canty, Dawn Tancredi, Wendi Barish, Zac Shaffer, Vincent Melchiorre, David Conroy, Lucretia Clemons

At a press conference held on March 30th at their office in Center City, the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO announced their unanimous endorsement of Alan Butkovitz. Pat Eiding, President of the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO opened the press conference saying that Butkovitz “has proven himself to be a tireless advocate for Philadelphians and we are united in our support of his reelection.” Eiding continued, “As City Controller, Alan Butkovitz has worked hard to save taxpayer’s money. Since taking office his work has saved Philadelphians over $800 million.”

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.