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Despite its setbacks, or perhaps because of them, organized labor has an energy level that AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka says he hasn’t seen before in his 50 years with the movement.

On May 7, while recovering from an illness, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President Larry Hanley died suddenly.  In a brief statement, his family,

Patt Moon-Updike wanted to be a nurse since she was 9 years old.

After arriving at your polling location on Election day you will present one form of identification from List #1 or two different forms of identification from List #2 or #3.

AFL-CIO National Association of Letter Carriers and Arizona State Association of Letter Carriers will be walking in support of Hillary Clinton and Arizona candidates for Congress and the U.S. Senate. It is their "Columbus Day of Action."

Two walks are scheduled:

8:00AM In support of Hillary Clinton, Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema CD-9 and U.S. Senate Candidate Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, NALC Branch #1902, 262 W. 2nd Ave. Mesa, AZ 85210. 

AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, published a new column on Huffington Post. He writes how Hillary roots for working people and why working people are championing her in tonight's presidential debate.
Arizona AFL-CIO has endorsed and urges a “Yes” vote on Proposition 206, the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act. When approved by voters at the November general election our state’s minimum hourly wage goes from $8.05 to $10 starting in 2017.

Important elections are coming this fall. In addition to electing the next president of the United States, we will be voting for members of Congress, and state and local leaders. The outcome of these elections is likely to have a direct impact on your life, from the president, who will make lifetime appointments, to the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts to the city council members, who will decide whether or not you get that stoplight at the dangerous intersection near your home.

One night at his UPS job, Tefere Gebre's co-worker handed him some union material. 

“He told me that I’d get health care and vacation and other benefits by filling it out. I said, ‘Are you serious?’ I thought, ‘Hmm. Everyone should have that.’”

Tefere, the executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, has been a proud union member for most of his life, valuing the freedom of people to come together in union.

Growing up in rural Kentucky, Augusta Thomas witnessed the extreme measures elected officials would take to prevent African-American men from voting.
Culinary worker Brittany Bronson talks not only about the benefits of joining her union, but also about the opportunities being part of a unionized workforce offer women, particularly women who have long careers in the workforce.