John Sweeney, 1934-2021

Feb 17, 2021

Former national AFL-CIO president John Sweeney, who led an era of transformative change in America’s labor movement, died Feb. 1 at age 86.

AFL-CIO’s OSHA suit dismissed

Jul 1, 2020

COVID-19 has killed more workers in a shorter time than any other health emergency in OSHA’s 50-year existence, but the agency has refused to require employers to take any specific action to protect workers.

Labor confronts police brutality

Jun 17, 2020

Union members are taking part in protests, joining morning-after cleanup parties, and even walking off the job in support of Black Lives Matter.

AFL-CIO sues OSHA

Jun 2, 2020

COVID-19 has caused more deaths among workers in a shorter time than any other health emergency in OSHA’s 50-year existence, yet the agency hasn’t required employers to take any action to protect people on the job.

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