Richard Trumka

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.

Rich would want us to not miss a beat

Rich Trumka believed in the potential of strong local and state labor movements, and invested and supported state federations like ours.

AFL-CIO endorses Trump’s revised re-write of NAFTA trade treaty

For the first time in a generation, NAFTA is getting a re-write, and even America’s premier trade union federation has endorsed the final draft.

Merkley bill: Green jobs should be union jobs

A bill in the U.S. Senate would incentivize private renewable energy projects to sign union-brokered project labor agreements and follow the federal government’s Davis Bacon prevailing wage requirements for construction.

Trump denounces America’s top labor leader … on Labor Day

The tweet was in reaction to an appearance on Fox News Sunday by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

An end to NAFTA?

A new two-nation trade deal with Mexico could take the place of the three-nation agreement known as NAFTA.

TRUMP 100 DAYS: What’s his labor record so far?

Have Trump’s acts in office lived up to his pledge to put the American worker first?

Big Day for Billionaires

The Trump inauguration means a billionaire in the White House and cabinet spots for five more.

AFL-CIO plans national campaign for immigration reform

Proposal would end “shadow economy” of illegal and exploited workers