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Trumka: TPP Is a New Low

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In a new op-ed for the Hill, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka explains the key reasons why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is bad for working people, both in the United States and overseas. Trumka describes the deal by saying that "the TPP is a giveaway to big corporations, special interests and all those who want economic rules that benefit the wealthy few."

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New Report: A Year of the Raising Wages Agenda

New Report: A Year of the Raising Wages Agenda

Marking nearly one year since the first-ever Raising Wages Summit, the AFL-CIO today released a new report detailing the successes, struggles and path ahead to raise wages for working people.

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Obama Administration’s Crackdown on Immigrants Ignores Due Process and Creates Communities Filled with Fear

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in response to the Obama administration’s large-scale deportations.

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Trumka: 'We Deserve Better' Than Donald Trump's Racism

As Donald Trump maintains a high standing in Republican primary polls, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka had to speak out about the reality TV star's negative campaign that includes racism, attacks on workers and attempts to divide Americans and treat them differently because of their religion. In Trumka's words, "We deserve better."

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Trumka: Federal Reserve Rate Hike Wrong Decision for Working People

In anticipation of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement.

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Working Families Speak Out on Friedrichs Case

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joins a growing chorus of working family representatives who have spoken out about the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which will go before the Supreme Court in January. Greedy CEOs and wealthy special interests want to manipulate the rules in their favor and make it harder for teachers, firefighters, nurses and other public servants to join together and fight for working families. A bad decision from the court could limit working people's ability to negotiate better wages, benefits and working conditions.

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Trumka: Despite Legal Setback on Immigration Relief, Working People Keep Up Fight for Stronger Protections

Trumka: Despite Legal Setback on Immigration Relief, Working People Keep Up Fight for Stronger Protections

In response to the decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas v. U.S., AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement.

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Trumka Applauds Missouri Students for Collective Action Against Racism on Campus

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in response to the resignation of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe over how the school handled several incidents of racism on campus.

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'The Hardworking Families of the AFL-CIO Will Join with Our Allies to Defeat the TPP,' says Trumka

'The Hardworking Families of the AFL-CIO Will Join with Our Allies to Defeat the TPP,' says Trumka

From what we have reviewed so far, we are deeply disappointed that our policy recommendations and those of our trade reform allies in the environmental, consumer, public health, global development and business sectors were largely ignored. The investment rules still provide expansive new legal rights and powers to foreign businesses to challenge legitimate government actions, the labor enforcement provisions are still inadequate to address the enormous challenges posed by this deal and the lack of enforceable currency rules subject to trade sanctions mean the promised new export markets may never materialize.  

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Trumka: Failure of the ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill in Senate a Win for America’s Communities

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in response to the failure of the “Sanctuary Cities” bill in the U.S. Senate.

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