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We are the umbrella federation for U.S. unions, with 57 unions representing more than 12 million working men and women. We work to ensure that all people who work receive the rewards of their work—decent paych
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is an expression of the hopes and aspirations of the working people of America.
We resolve to fulfill the yearning of the human spirit for liberty, justice and community; to advan
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Book Event: The Dirty Secret of Our Digital Addiction
12:00 PM - 05/26/2017
At AFL-CIOJoin Chris Garlock for a reading of his book: 'Death By Design: The Dirty Secret of Our Digital Addiction' Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones,...
Book Event: 'Labor Under Fire'
12:00 PM - 06/01/2017
At AFL-CIOJoin author Timothy J. Minchin for this special book event: Labor Under Fire: A History of the AFL-CIO Since 1979. From the Reagan years to the present, the labor...
FILM Viewing: ‘The Freedom to Marry’
05:00 PM - 06/07/2017
At AFL-CIO“The Freedom to Marry” chronicles the decades-long battle to win marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples, culminating dramatically at the U.S. Supreme Court. This...
Film Screening: 13th
05:00 PM - 06/14/2017
At AFL-CIOPlease join us for a special documentary film event: "13th" by director Ava DuVernay. Terry Melvin, President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, will give...
Book Event: The Price for Their Pound of Flesh
12:00 PM - 06/22/2017
At AFL-CIOJoin author Daina Ramey Berry for a discussion on her new book, The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building...
Book Event: Union Organizing in the 1970s
12:00 PM - 09/08/2017
At AFL-CIOWe are proud to host author, Lane Windham, for a special reading of her book: 'Knocking on Labor's Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic...
2017 DC Laborfest event: Sista In The Brotherhood (LaborFest Fi
12:00 PM - 05/12/2017
2017 DC Laborfest event: Labor History Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon (La
12:00 PM - 05/05/2017
DC Labor Filmfest: Afl-Cio building art & history tour
12:00 PM - 05/02/2017
Mother Jones Memorial Wreath-Laying & Selfie Photo-Op
12:00 PM - 05/01/2017
At AFL-CIOHosted by Saul Schniderman, AFSCME 2910 and the Labor Heritage Foundation; wreath provided by UnionPlus Wreath-laying celebrating the birth of legendary labor organizer...
DC Labor Filmfest: Working Lunch: DC Labor FilmFest previews
12:00 PM - 04/28/2017
Book Event: Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice
12:00 PM - 04/27/2017
At AFL-CIOJoin author Radhika Balakrishnan for this special book event. The dominant approach to economic policy has so far failed to adequately address the pressing challenges...
AFL-CIO Pres. Richard Trumka's Speech at The National Press Club
12:30 PM - 04/04/2017
At AFL-CIOAFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will give a major address at a National Press Club Luncheon. He will assess opportunities around trade and infrastructure that could...
Book Discussion with Daina Ramey Berry
12:00 PM - 02/23/2017
At AFL-CIOJoin author Daina Ramey Berry for a discussion on her book, The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of...
MLK Civil and Human Rights Awards and Day of Service
08:00 AM - 01/13/2017
At AFL-CIOJoin hundreds of social justice professionals, activists and community leaders in Washington, D.C. for the AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights...
Book Discussion with Sarah Jaffe
12:00 PM - 01/11/2017
At AFL-CIOJoin author Sarah Jaffe for this special event to discuss her book, Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt. Books will be available for purchase at the event....
The Jackson Project
12:00 PM - 12/06/2016
At AFL-CIOJoin author Phil Cohen for this special book event. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Lunch also will be available for purchase in the AFL-CIO...
Shadow Courts: The Tribunals that Rule Global Trade
12:00 PM - 12/01/2016
At AFL-CIOJoin author Haley Sweetland Edwards for this special book event. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Lunch also will be available for purchase...
Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed America
12:00 PM - 11/15/2016
At AFL-CIOJoin author John Judis for this special book event. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Lunch also will be available for purchase in the AFL-CIO...
Please Don't Touch My Hair: A Convo On Black Hair In The Workplace
12:00 PM - 06/24/2016
At AFL-CIOHave you ever worried that wearing your hair the way it naturally grows would prevent you from getting a job or receiving a promotion? For many Black women and men,...
We The People: Race and the New Fight for The Right to Vote
12:00 PM - 06/15/2016
At AFL-CIOWith the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act approaching this November, voters all over the country –...
South Carolina Raising Wages Summit
11:00 AM - 02/06/2016
At AFL-CIOSouth Carolina’s economy is out of balance. Join working people, leaders from unions and local community, clergy and elected officials to discuss ways we can...
A Future for Workers: A Contribution from Black Labor Symposium
05:30 PM - 02/04/2016
At AFL-CIOThe AFL-CIO and the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) cordially invite you to join us at our Symposium on the report, A Future for Workers: A Contribution...
Dog Whistle Politics: Race Baiting and Right Wing Populism in the 2016 Election
09:00 AM - 01/14/2016
At AFL-CIOA panel discussion around the release of the report “Race and Economic Jeopardy for All: A Framing Paper for Defeating Dog Whistle Politics” by Professor Ian...
Human Rights Day Discussion: How the TPP Trade Agreement Would Undermine Our Rights Globally
03:00 PM - 12/10/2015
At AFL-CIOHuman Rights Day is observed every year on December 10. It commemorates the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights...
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