AFL-CIO condemns Hamas attacks, calls for cease-fire

The AFL-CIO, the federation of labor unions that represents about 12.5 million working people, issued a call Feb. 8 for a cease-fire in Gaza.

Bill in Congress could lead to cuts in Social Security

Northwest Democrats Earl Blumenauer and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez back the proposal to create a "fiscal commission" that could fast-track cuts.

AFL-CIO supports bid by Microsoft for Activision

Affiliate CWA opposed the merger but changed its stance in June 2022 after Microsoft signed a union neutrality pledge.

National AFL-CIO endorses Biden for re-election

Seventeen months out, it’s the earliest the federation has ever voted to endorse in a presidential election.

Biden vetoes bill targeting shareholder activism 

Republicans wanted to overturn a rule allowing ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investments in pensions.

Biden: ‘Let’s finish the job’

Three Oregon union members were guests at Joe Biden's 2023 State of the Union address, which featured heckling and off-script engagement.

Women’s basketball union joins AFL-CIO

Founded in 1998, WNBPA was the first U.S. labor union of professional women athletes. It represents all players on the 12 teams of the WNBA.

Baseball players union joins AFL-CIO … and launches campaign to unionize minor leaguers

MLBPA’s affiliation comes as the national AFL-CIO is paying increased attention to sports unions, and recently created a Sports Council.

Bus drivers, flight attendants say they’re feeling less safe

Incidents of disruptive airline passengers and abusive mass transit users have increased sharply in the past few years.

AFL-CIO: Abortion rights are workers rights

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reverse its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision drew immediate opposition from national labor groups.

A proud moment for Oregon labor

Liz Shuler's re-election to her first full term as AFL-CIO president marks a historic and proud moment for the Oregon labor movement.

Homecoming for Liz Shuler

In 1993 U of O grad Liz Shuler went to work at Portland-based IBEW Local 125, her father’s local. Today she’s America’s top union leader.

Unions, and members, step up to support Ukraine

Unions in Poland, Slovakia and other countries sent members and trucks to pick up refugees. Members in the U.S. are donating to relief.

National AFL-CIO leader takes job at Greenpeace

Tefere Gebre, executive vice president of the national AFL-CIO, says the climate crisis is the "fight of our lifetime.” 

Liz Shuler elected AFL-CIO president

She succeeds Rich Trumka, who died Aug. 5. Shuler, AFL-CIO secretary treasurer since 2009, is the first woman to hold the office of president.

Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO, dies at 72

Trumka was the fifth person to serve as president since the AFL-CIO was formed in 1955, and was the first AFL-CIO president to die in office.

As the nation reeled, CEO pay rose 

CEO pay increased an incredible $712,720 last year on average among S&P 500 companies, according to the latest annual report by the AFL-CIO.

Trump’s new NAFTA labor rules to be tested

The AFL-CIO says 600 Mexican auto parts workers were fired in acts of retaliation for union activity—violating Mexico's labor rights pledge.

Biden’s new trade enforcers

The Biden Administration continues to name union figures to top government positions. The latest two appointments will oversee trade policy.

Death on the Job: The toll of neglect

For 30 years the national AFL-CIO has been reporting on workplace safety and fatalities on the job. Progress has stalled.