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She's With Us: Congratulations Hillary Clinton


The working people of the AFL-CIO proudly congratulate Hillary Clinton as the first female presidential nominee of a major party. 

 Are you with Clinton on building an economy of shared prosperity for all? Join us

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Quality Early Childhood Education and Care Is a Necessity for All Children

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Every day you hear stories about families sitting around the kitchen table trying to figure out how to pay for their children’s college tuition. But the reality is that many families with young children also struggle to figure out how to pay for early education and child care. In fact, today, early childhood education and child care are two of the most pressing issues facing working families. These issues are very important to the AFT  and to the entire labor movement. High-quality early childhood care and education should be available for all children, not just the wealthy few.

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Liz Shuler Talks About the 2016 Election and Workers' Rights

In an interview with Machinists' (IAM's) Dierdre Kaniewski, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler talks to the ViewPoint host about the 2016 election, workers' rights and everything else that is at stake for the labor movement.

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AFL-CIO's Liz Shuler on President Obama's Final State of the Union

Tonight, President Barack Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address, and AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will be in the audience representing America's working people. 

Watch the video above for her thoughts on what she hopes the president will address. What issues would you like to hear him talk about? Log in and leave your comments below. 

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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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Shuler: Working Women Are Rising to the Occasion

Earlier this week, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler delivered a speech on working women at the Whittemore House, co-hosted by the National Women’s Law Center. 

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Our Days, Our Lives: Working Women Need a Voice on the Job

Our Days, Our Lives: Working Women Need a Voice on the Job

Shirley Chisholm broke ground as the first African American woman elected to Congress. But back in 1970, she knew her story was the exception, not the rule. Speaking during a debate on the Equal Rights Amendment, she said, and I quote: “Discrimination against women, solely on the basis of their sex, is so widespread that it seems…normal, natural and right.”

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Women Labor Leaders Speak Their Minds on the Future of Labor with Union Privilege President Leslie Tolf

Women Labor Leaders Speak Their Minds on the Future of Labor with Union Privilege President Leslie Tolf

In her latest  Huffington Post article , Union Privilege President Leslie Tolf talks with prominent women labor leaders about the importance of Labor Day and the future of the labor movement.

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Shuler Spotlights Organizing Efforts in Twin Cities

In the video above, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler discusses the type of coalition-building that is necessary to succeed in  efforts like those in Minnesota's Twin Cities  to raise wages and improve working conditions. 

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What Ellen Pao Overlooked…and Gawker Writers Get Right

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Earlier this month, the CEO of Reddit, Ellen Pao, announced the company would no longer allow employees to negotiate their salaries. Pao explained the move was an attempt to close the pay gap between women and men since, based on her experience, women are worse negotiators than men and as she put it, “From what I've heard from women, they…feel like there’s no way to win.”

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