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Civil and Workplace Rights

Civil and Workplace Rights

Working for the freedom from employment discrimination and the right of working families to fair pay, job safety, secure retirements and affordable health care have been goals fundamental to the union movement, which has long partnered with the civil rights and women’s movements and, more recently, with the LGBTQ community.


2016 AFL-CIO Martin Luther King Civil and Human Rights Conference

 Jan. 15–18, 2016 • Washington, D.C.

Early registration starts in October. The conference fee is $180 per person.
Rooms will be available at the Washington Hilton starting at $159 plus 14.5% tax.

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Race and the Labor Movement Town Hall Draws More Than 300 Attendees

Charity Jackson
AFL-CIO Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department Program Coordinator Tiffany Dena Loftin

On Monday, the AFL-CIO Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department and the NAACP DC Branch hosted the first Race and the Labor Movement Town Hall. In light of the recent racial injustices in Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore and most recently the brutal racially motivated killings in Charleston, S.C., the town hall provided a space for an open conversation on race and the role it plays in the lives of millions of workers across the country. 

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