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Richard L. Trumka August 18, 2016 - 4:35pm

Richard Trumka is president of the 12.5 million-member American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest organization of labor unions in the country. An outspoken advocate for social and economic justice, Trumka is the nation’s clearest voice on the critical need to raise workers’ wages in this slow and painful economic recovery. He heads the labor movement’s efforts to create an economy based on broadly shared prosperity and to hold government and employers accountable to working families.

Elizabeth Shuler August 18, 2016 - 4:35pm

Elizabeth Shuler is the current secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, one of three top-level officers for the federation. The first ever woman elected to the position in 2009, Shuler also holds the distinction of being the youngest officer ever to sit on the federation's Executive Council.

Tefere Gebre August 18, 2016 - 4:35pm

Tefere Gebre, born in Gondar, Ethiopia, was a political refugee who emigrated to the United States as a teenager. He graduated in 1987 from Belmont High School in downtown Los Angeles. A standout track and field athlete, he attended Cal Poly Pomona on an athletic scholarship.

Organizing II August 18, 2016 - 4:35pm

This course, focusing on the private sector, is designed for those who have completed Organizing I, who have comparable organizing experience, or who will assume (or have assumed) greater organizing responsibilities. Specific elements include recruiting and training of union members in the organizing process; leader development; corporate campaign research; legal strategies; database/reporting procedures; campaign issues and theme development; community involvement; campaign planning; and progress analysis. (5 days; tuition $1,099; lunch included)

QuickBooks Training for Secretary-Treasurers and Union Bookkeepers August 18, 2016 - 4:35pm

This is a hands-on class in the computer lab, designed for developing participant’s proficiency with QuickBooks as it relates to a financial operation of a typical local. The class is for beginners and advanced users of QuickBooks. The workshop will provide participants an excellent understanding of QuickBooks tailored to the needs of their Local.

Secretary-Treasurers and Officers Fiduciary Responsibilities Training August 18, 2016 - 4:35pm

It is crucial for the entire executive board of a local to understand their fiduciary responsibilities. This training will cover the legal responsibilities of union officers and review the LMRDA (the law that governs labor unions) and IRS rules and regulations. The workshop will cover various aspects of managing the financial side of administering a union, as well as managing the union finances through setting policies and procedures as well as organizing and managing the finances and budgeting.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Addresses the Democratic National Convention August 18, 2016 - 4:35pm

Last night AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka addressed the working people of the Democratic National Convention. 

Is Rick Snyder Smarter Than a 10-Year-Old? Apparently Not: Winners and Losers of the Week August 18, 2016 - 4:35pm

Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights.

Winners: Working people in Plainfield, N.J., after the city became the 30th place in the country to bypass an obstructionist Congress and require paid sick days for workers.

The Working People Weekly List August 18, 2016 - 4:35pm

Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List.

Winners and Losers of the Week August 18, 2016 - 4:35pm

Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights.

Winners: Nigerian workers, after the country's National Industrial Court ruled that working people have the right to strike.

Executive Paywatch 2 August 18, 2016 - 4:35pm

Executive Paywatch

High paid CEOs and corporate tax avoidance

Implement the overtime rule August 18, 2016 - 4:35pm

Tell President Obama and Department of Labor to move quickly on implementing the overtime rule that will increase workers' wages and rebuild our middle-class.

Quote 2 August 18, 2016 - 4:35pm

Show me the country that has no strikes and I'll show you the country in which there is no liberty.— Samuel Gompers

SMS Sign Up 2 August 18, 2016 - 4:35pm

Text WORK to 235246

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Union Member Benefits August 18, 2016 - 4:35pm

The benefits of being a union member extends beyond the workplace. AFL-CIO Union Plus benefits help current and retired labor union members and their families save money and support them through major milestones, celebrations and hardships. These benefits include:

Wireless Discounts

Switch to AT&T, the only nationwide unionized wireless carrier, and receive significant bill credits and other great deals.

Union Member Benefits August 23, 2016 - 3:58pm

The benefits of being a union member extends beyond the workplace. AFL-CIO Union Plus benefits help current and retired labor union members and their families save money and support them through major milestones, celebrations and hardships. These benefits include:

Wireless Discounts

Switch to AT&T, the only nationwide unionized wireless carrier, and receive significant bill credits and other great deals.

Contact Us August 23, 2016 - 3:58pm

The AFL-CIO is the federation of 56 autonomous national and international unions. Please note, the AFL-CIO is not involved in the internal affairs of its affiliated unions. We cannot respond to requests or questions concerning pensions, health care, grievances or other issues that must be addressed by your local or national unions. Also, we are unable to provide information on current or former union members or staff.

Union Member Benefits August 23, 2016 - 3:58pm

The benefits of being a union member extends beyond the workplace. AFL-CIO Union Plus benefits help current and retired labor union members and their families save money and support them through major milestones, celebrations and hardships. These benefits include:

Wireless Discounts

Switch to AT&T, the only nationwide unionized wireless carrier, and receive significant bill credits and other great deals.

Contact Us August 23, 2016 - 3:58pm

The AFL-CIO is the federation of 56 autonomous national and international unions. Please note, the AFL-CIO is not involved in the internal affairs of its affiliated unions. We cannot respond to requests or questions concerning pensions, health care, grievances or other issues that must be addressed by your local or national unions. Also, we are unable to provide information on current or former union members or staff.

Union Member Benefits August 23, 2016 - 3:58pm

The benefits of being a union member extends beyond the workplace. AFL-CIO Union Plus benefits help current and retired labor union members and their families save money and support them through major milestones, celebrations and hardships. These benefits include:

Wireless Discounts

Switch to AT&T, the only nationwide unionized wireless carrier, and receive significant bill credits and other great deals.