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Working Familes at Verizon Strike for a Better Workplace

Working Familes at Verizon Strike for a Better Workplace

Working people at Verizon are on strike. After months of negotiations with the telecommunications giant, they’ve decided to take a stand to create a better workplace. They want to make sure the needs of working families are met, instead of standing by as a handful of individuals get richer and richer. They’re fighting to stop the company from sending jobs overseas and to get Verizon to end its continued intimidation of working people at Verizon Wireless who are trying to create a better future for themselves and their families.

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Long Overdue DOL Rule Will Protect Retirement Investors

Long Overdue DOL Rule Will Protect Retirement Investors

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement in reaction to the Department of Labor's final fiduciary ruling.

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AFL-CIO Applauds New Lifesaving Silica Dust Rules

AFL-CIO Applauds New Lifesaving Silica Dust Rules

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issuing new workplace silica standards.

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AFL-CIO Urges Administration to Finalize Long-Overdue Worker Protections

AFL-CIO Urges Administration to Finalize Long-Overdue Worker Protections

Following the U.S. Department of Labor sending the much-needed overtime rule to the Office of Management and Budget, the AFL-CIO renewed its call for final action on these worker protections to improve the lives of working people across the country. These regulations include rules on fiduciary responsibility, silica and the persuader rule.

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Senate Should Schedule Hearing and Vote on Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

Senate Should Schedule Hearing and Vote on Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Trumka: Bad Trade Deals Kill American Jobs

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In an op-ed that appeared in USA Today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka explained why voters are so mad in this election.

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Richard Trumka on Trump: He’s an Anti-American Bigot

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In a speech yesterday to the Plasterers and Cement Masons (OPCMIA) union, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka challenged Donald Trump’s appeal to working-class voters.

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Trumka to Senate Republicans, 'Do Your Job' and Consider the Nominee for the Supreme Court Vacancy

America's working people get up every day and do their jobs, and they expect their elected leaders to do the same. 

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has a message for Senate Republicans who are signaling they will place a giant roadblock in the way of filling the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat: Do your job. 

Watch his message above. 

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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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