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  • AFL-CIO: America’s Unions Mourn the Passing of TTD President Larry Willis

    AFL-CIO: America’s Unions Mourn the Passing of TTD President Larry Willis

    AFL-CIO: America’s Unions Mourn the Passing of TTD President Larry Willis | site |


    (Information contained in AFL-CIO press release: November 30, 2020)

    Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the passing of Transportation Trades Department (TTD) President Larry Willis: The collective hearts of America’s labor movement, particularly transportation unions, are broken by the tragic death of our brother, TTD President Larry Willis. Larry brought a love of workers and a deep understanding of transportation issues to his leadership of TTD. He paid incredible attention to detail, always looking for opportunities to win more power and prosperity for the working people who move America. As a lawyer, congressional staff member, policy expert and worker advocate, Larry was respected across the aisle and throughout our movement. Larry’s passing is a reminder that we cannot take a single day for granted, and the AFL-CIO will honor his memory by fighting
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  • AFL-CIO Announces a Target Date Fund Series for the Labor Movement

    AFL-CIO Announces a Target Date Fund Series for the Labor Movement

    AFL-CIO Announces a Target Date Fund Series for the Labor Movement| site |


    AFL-CIO says Innovative Partnership with Wilmington Trust, BNY Mellon and PGIM Fixed Income Will Bring Low-Cost Product to Market


    (October 15, 2020) - - Today, October 15, 2020, the AFL-CIO published the following information:

    Washington, D.C.—The AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of labor unions, consisting of 56 affiliate unions representing some 12.5 million working people, today announced its partnership with three major financial institutions—Wilmington Trust, BNY Mellon and PGIM Fixed Income—to launch an innovative target date fund suite specifically suited for defined contribution plans. Target date funds provide a diversified investment mix based on an investor’s age and expected retirement date, shifting from higher equity exposure to higher fixed income exposure throughout an investor’s working life. With more than three-quarters...
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  • AFL-CIO President says, As President, Biden Will Fight for All Working Families

    AFL-CIO President says, As President, Biden Will Fight for All Working Families

    AFL-CIO President says, As President, Biden Will Fight for All Working Families | site |



    (October 22, 2020) - - In a press release dated October 22, 2020, the AFL-CIO published the following:




    As President, Biden Will Fight for All Working Families



    Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in response to tonight’s presidential debate: Joe Biden reminded America tonight how a strong, thoughtful, engaged and compassionate leader acts. His plan for defeating COVID-19 and delivering economic relief to the American people are the solutions we need in the face of the enormous spikes in cases and unemployment across the country. And his commitment to growing the labor movement will give more working families the collective power to win better wages, health care, retirement security and safety on the job. America’s families deserve leaders who focus on “we, the people,” not just on the person ...
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  • Death on the Job - - - AFL-CIO Releases Its Toll of Neglect Report

    Death on the Job - - - AFL-CIO Releases Its Toll of Neglect Report

    Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, the AFL-CIO Releases Its Annual Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect Report| site |



    (October 6, 2020) - - Today the AFL-CIO published the following information:


    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka highlights how the current health crisis is a product of the Trump administration’s regulatory rollbacks, weakened regulations and OSHA neglect. Expresses urgency in passing the HEROES Act.

    View Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect report here: aflcio.org/dotj-2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, affecting more than 7.4. million Americans, with more than 210,000 deaths in the United States, the AFL-CIO today released its annual Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect report, which contains data showing how the current administration’s failure to act in the past has been a main contributor to the gravity of the current public health crisis. During a video press conference to release
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  • AFL-CIO says Labor and Faith Forge Partnership for Social, Racial and Economic Justice

    AFL-CIO says Labor and Faith Forge Partnership for Social, Racial and Economic Justice| site |


    (September 15, 2020) - - The AFL-CIO published today, September 15, 2020, the following information:

    Today, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and the AFL-CIO marked the 57th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, where four girls were killed, with a virtual candlelight vigil and commitment to a 10-point pledge for social, racial and economic justice. At this moment in history, labor and faith are coming together, standing together and acting to stop the injustices that plague the nation—institutional racism and racist violence, the immoral response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the deepening economic crisis driven by division and greed. “We’re here together—the Poor People’s Campaign and America’s AFL-CIO, America’s unions—because we have to be. We must be,” the Rev. Dr. Wil
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  • AFL-CIO's Trumka on the 57th Anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing: We Can Be Moved Forward

    AFL-CIO's Trumka on the 57th Anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing: We Can Be Moved Forward| site |


    Richard Trumka | September 15, 2020 (September 15, 2020) - - On or about September 15, 2020 the AFL-CIO published the following remarks that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka delivered on the 57th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka delivered the following remarks on the 57th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham: Reverend Price and members of the 16th Street Baptist Church, thank you for including us as we remember what happened in your home—a sacred place of both tragedy and unity. Reverend Barber and I have come together today to raise up the voices of the labor movement, the civil rights movement and people of faith everywhere in defense of our democracy and for the triumph of hope over fear, and love over hate. Fifty-seven years ago today, Carole Rober...
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  • AFL-CIO says Targeted Tariffs Are Best Way to Fight Trade Cheaters

    AFL-CIO says Targeted Tariffs Are Best Way to Fight Trade Cheaters

    AFL-CIO says Targeted Tariffs Are Best Way to Fight Trade Cheaters




    March 8, 2018


    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement after President Donald Trump’s announcement on steel and aluminum tariffs this afternoon: Wall Street’s hair is on fire over these tariffs because wealthy investors enrich themselves by closing mills and factories in the United States and moving them overseas. Using tariffs isn’t going to start a trade war. There’s been a war on working people for decades, and we have been getting our butts kicked. Just look at southwestern Pennsylvania if you want proof. Tariffs are a commonsense mechanism for trade enforcement and the best way to start fighting back. Today, there are more than 435 tariffs already in place combating trade cheaters. This isn’t about partisan politics. The labor movement is a politically indepe
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    AFL-CIO: America’s Unions Mourn the Passing of TTD President Larry Willis
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    AFL-CIO: America’s Unions Mourn the Passing of TTD President Larry Willis | site |


    (Information contained in AFL-CIO press release: November 30, 2020)

    Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the passing of Transportation Trades Department (TTD) President Larry Willis: The collective hearts of America’s labor movement, particularly transportation unions, are broken by the tragic death of our brother, TTD President Larry Willis. Larry brought a love of workers and a deep understanding of transportation issues to his leadership of TTD. He paid incredible attention to detail, always looking for opportunities to win more power and prosperity for the working people who move America. As a lawyer, congressional staff member, policy expert and worker advocate, Larry was respected across the aisle and throughout our movement. Larry’s passing is a reminder that we cannot take a single day for granted, and the AFL-CIO will honor his memory by fighting
    ...
    12-02-2020, 03:58 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    AFL-CIO Announces a Target Date Fund Series for the Labor Movement
    by Staff Reporter 1
    AFL-CIO Announces a Target Date Fund Series for the Labor Movement| site |


    AFL-CIO says Innovative Partnership with Wilmington Trust, BNY Mellon and PGIM Fixed Income Will Bring Low-Cost Product to Market


    (October 15, 2020) - - Today, October 15, 2020, the AFL-CIO published the following information:

    Washington, D.C.—The AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of labor unions, consisting of 56 affiliate unions representing some 12.5 million working people, today announced its partnership with three major financial institutions—Wilmington Trust, BNY Mellon and PGIM Fixed Income—to launch an innovative target date fund suite specifically suited for defined contribution plans. Target date funds provide a diversified investment mix based on an investor’s age and expected retirement date, shifting from higher equity exposure to higher fixed income exposure throughout an investor’s working life. With more than three-quarters...
    10-28-2020, 02:34 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    AFL-CIO President says, As President, Biden Will Fight for All Working Families
    by Staff Reporter 1
    AFL-CIO President says, As President, Biden Will Fight for All Working Families | site |



    (October 22, 2020) - - In a press release dated October 22, 2020, the AFL-CIO published the following:




    As President, Biden Will Fight for All Working Families



    Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in response to tonight’s presidential debate: Joe Biden reminded America tonight how a strong, thoughtful, engaged and compassionate leader acts. His plan for defeating COVID-19 and delivering economic relief to the American people are the solutions we need in the face of the enormous spikes in cases and unemployment across the country. And his commitment to growing the labor movement will give more working families the collective power to win better wages, health care, retirement security and safety on the job. America’s families deserve leaders who focus on “we, the people,” not just on the person ...
    10-23-2020, 12:12 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Death on the Job - - - AFL-CIO Releases Its Toll of Neglect Report
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, the AFL-CIO Releases Its Annual Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect Report| site |



    (October 6, 2020) - - Today the AFL-CIO published the following information:


    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka highlights how the current health crisis is a product of the Trump administration’s regulatory rollbacks, weakened regulations and OSHA neglect. Expresses urgency in passing the HEROES Act.

    View Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect report here: aflcio.org/dotj-2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, affecting more than 7.4. million Americans, with more than 210,000 deaths in the United States, the AFL-CIO today released its annual Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect report, which contains data showing how the current administration’s failure to act in the past has been a main contributor to the gravity of the current public health crisis. During a video press conference to release
    ...
    10-06-2020, 07:04 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    AFL-CIO says Labor and Faith Forge Partnership for Social, Racial and Economic Justice
    by Staff Reporter 1
    AFL-CIO says Labor and Faith Forge Partnership for Social, Racial and Economic Justice| site |


    (September 15, 2020) - - The AFL-CIO published today, September 15, 2020, the following information:

    Today, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and the AFL-CIO marked the 57th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, where four girls were killed, with a virtual candlelight vigil and commitment to a 10-point pledge for social, racial and economic justice. At this moment in history, labor and faith are coming together, standing together and acting to stop the injustices that plague the nation—institutional racism and racist violence, the immoral response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the deepening economic crisis driven by division and greed. “We’re here together—the Poor People’s Campaign and America’s AFL-CIO, America’s unions—because we have to be. We must be,” the Rev. Dr. Wil
    ...
    09-21-2020, 10:19 PM

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