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The Michigan AFL-CIO on Wednesday endorsed Democrat Gretchen Whitmer in her run for governor, citing her track record of leadership that benefits working people. "Working people in Michigan need a governor who will be in our corner," said Ron Bieber, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO, said in a ...
Besides Martin, the Democratic field includes John Drinkwater, legislative director for the Massachusetts AFL-CIO; City Councilor/former mayor Rodney Elliott; City Councilor/former mayor Edward Kennedy; and Westford School Committee Chairman Terry Ryan. Ryan ended his candidacy for the 3rd District ...

The Executive Board of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO voted to endorse U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David N. Cicilline, Congressional District 1, and Congressman James R. Langevin, Congressional District 2 for re-election to their respective seats in the United States Congress.
Lori Pelletier, president of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, linked the issue to campaign finance rules easing corporate involvement in political races. She cited the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision known as “Citizens United” that cleared the way for companies and unions to donate to political campaigns.
But to its president, Mario Cilento, those big numbers mean little unless unions are coordinated and motivated about pressing issues. "The numbers are great, but unless everyone is working off the same page and working out of the same playbook, the numbers don't really mean anything," Cilento said.
“Jon Hendry is no longer in the position of NM State Fed President, and the AFL-CIO does not have jurisdiction over internal local union investigations,” AFL-CIO spokesperson Michelle Blau told Deadline in an email. “Hope that clarifies your request. I have passed your contact information onto IATSE.”.

Ned Lamont, the wealthy Greenwich businessman who electrified progressives with an antiwar challenge to Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman a dozen years ago, easily won a straw vote for governor Friday at the Connecticut AFL-CIO's political convention, an unusually early effort by labor to shape the crowded ...
Bronin was not invited because he did not correctly fill out the labor federation's candidate questionnaire, said AFL-CIO Connecticut communications director David C. Dal Zin. The survey was intended to be done online, Dal Zin said, but Bronin handed in a paper copy and did not follow the correct format.
AUSTIN -- As expected, the political arm of the AFL-CIO has endorsed Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez over one of the other top contenders, Andrew White. The vote came Sunday after Valdez, the former Dallas County sheriff, and White, a Houston entrepreneur, addressed the ...
The group's constitution requires two-thirds support to endorse a candidate, and O'Rourke did not make the cut, said Rick Levy, the president of the Texas AFL-CIO. "I think that our members don't like to be just taken for granted," Levy told The Texas Tribune. "Just because you have a D or an R behind your ...
John DiStaso is the most experienced political writer in New Hampshire and has been writing a weekly column since 1982. BIG, THOUGH NOT UNEXPECTED, ENDORSEMENT. WMUR has learned that the New Hampshire AFL-CIO has endorsed its former president, Mark MacKenzie, in the race for the ...
In Washington state, 30 women took AFL-CIO political campaign training courses, and 22 of them ran for office last year, Mosqueda reported. Of those, 14 won their primaries and 12 won the general election last November. And half of the winners were minorities. And the women, including women of color ...
Rich Templin of the Florida AFL-CIO called the Legislature “a one-stop shop for corporate special interests.” Other bills on Corcoran's priority list involve healthcare deregulation, workers' compensation, eliminating red light cameras and extending from two to six years a ban on lobbying by former legislators ...
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois AFL-CIO Thursday endorsed Carl Spoerer in the Democratic primary for Illinois' 15th Congressional District but made no choice in the five-way Democratic race in the 13th District. Spoerer, of rural Mahomet, is one of two Democrats seeking his party's nomination to take on ...
Ron Bieber is president of the Michigan AFL-CIO. ... Labor Voices columns are written on a rotating basis by United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams, Teamsters President James Hoffa, Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber and Michigan Education Association President Paula Herbart.
“The New York State AFL-CIO has added the important issue of addressing sexual harassment in the workplace to our legislative agenda and I am very pleased Senate Democrats are also committed to making this a priority issue this session,” said Cilento in a statement. “For far too long sexual harassment ...
All of the AFL-CIO's Adopt-a-Family Christmas program families have been taken care of for Christmas. According to Executive Director Penny Adams, the holiday needs of all 710 of the families participating in the organization's Adopt-a-Family Christmas program have been addressed. Several families that ...

Last week State Rep. John Becker unveiled the latest round of attacks on unions and Ohio's working class, aiming to dissolve unions in both the public and private sector. However, Ohio AFL-CIO is fighting back with a fiery letter sent to all state representatives. Ohio AFL-CIO calling State Rep. Becker out for ...
Editor's note: The complaint is here . U.S. and Mexican unions will file a complaint with the U.S. Labor Department claiming Mexico is violating its NAFTA labor obligations, Reuters reported on Thursday – a move timed to affect ongoing talks about retooling the agreement. The AFL-CIO told Reuters that it ...
The AFL-CIO says it will support political candidates, no matter the party, whose platform is based on supporting working people. The department will also recruit and train affiliate union members to run for office. “We have a big task at hand. This is not just about 2018 or 2020, this is about building power for ...
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Patrick and Edgar about Land Commissioner George P. Bush walking back statements on Hurricane Harvey relief and the Rainy Day Fund, and the Texas AFL-CIO's decision not to endorse Beto O'Rourke over a convention the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate ...
County Council at-large member Marc Elrich is racking up union endorsements this week in his bid for county executive. On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO announced it had unanimously voted to endorse Elrich. The council is comprised of 180 area unions that represent an ...
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Trump has done nothing to invest in America's infrastructure, has rejected plans to revitalize the coal community and has been too timid on trade. “Broken promises are bad enough, but President Trump has used his office to actively hurt working people,” Trumka ...
“[The] decision will force hundreds of thousands of hardworking people who have lived in our country and played by the rules for decades into the shadow economy,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a statement. “This decision will not only destabilize families, communities, and workplaces, ...
In North Carolina, says MaryBe McMillan, secretary-treasurer of the state AFL-CIO, only 3 percent of workers are organized. Because the state ...
Labor Day. For some Americans, it's a time for friends, family and fellowship. The end of summer. The beginning of the school year. The start of ...
The nation's most powerful labor union chief, still reeling from Democrats' big losses in 2016, has a message for them as they work to win back ...
The Virginia AFL-CIO gave its endorsement in the race for delegate from the 20th House District to Democrat Michele Edwards.
Frank J. Montanaro Sr., the former president of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO who was at one time among the state's most influential political ...
Thea Lee, a former top official with the AFL-CIO, the nation's largest labor federation, said in an op-ed that she and AFL-CIO President Richard ...
In January, I was invited to serve on President Donald Trump's manufacturing council, along with my boss, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said Thursday that President Trump's manufacturing council that was disbanded Wednesday was "a joke.".
The president of AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, is the latest to leave the council. He said in a statement: "I cannot sit on a council for a president that ...
The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust will serve as the financing partner for the $1.6 billion redevelopment of the Mary Ellen McCormack ...
After the AFL-CIO leader left the president's manufacturing council following Trump's highly criticized response to the deadly violence in ...
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and deputy chief of staff Thea Lee said Tuesday they resigned from the council. Trumka said "we must ...
WASHINGTON — Scott Paul, president of the American Alliance for Manufacturing, and Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, resigned ...
UPDATE: 6 p.m. ― The AFL-CIO resigned from President Donald Trump's manufacturing council Tuesday evening. In a statement, AFL-CIO ...
One of the largest unions in the U.S., the AFL-CIO, is still assessing its role on the President's Manufacturing Council, even as four CEOs on the ...
The AFL-CIO, the nation's largest labor federation, on Monday demanded transparency in the renegotiations for the North American Free Trade ...
In a set of recommendations released last month, the AFL-CIO claimed that “[NAFTA] has failed working people in Canada, Mexico and the ...
Unions such as National Nurses United have long supported a single payer health care solution such as Medicare for All. Photo courtesy of ...
Silver Spring, MD – The AFL-CIO's Executive Council has denounced efforts to roll back federal laws and regulations that “have protected ...
SILVER SPRING, Md.—A strong endorsement of government-run single-payer Medicare for All as the ultimate solution to U.S. health care ills ...
The AFL-CIO on Tuesday urged lawmakers to reject President Trump's picks to fill two vacant seats on the National Labor Relations Board, the ...
The AFL-CIO, the nation's largest labor federation, attacked President Trump's nominees to fill the remaining open seats on the National Labor ...
I think I defy a lot of the stereotypes that people have about a union boss,” says MaryBe McMillan, the secretary-treasurer of the state AFL-CIO ...
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said the labor union will fight for the rights of immigrant employees that participated in the DACA program.
President Donald Trump's now-disbanded manufacturing council was "sort of wasted and useless," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told ...
Nichi Yeager, AFL-CIO fundraising and marketing development specialist, said the event is part of the agency's Christmas in July fundraising ...


 

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