Central Alabama Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

 

The Alabama AFL-CIO will hold our endorsement convention on August 2-3, 2018 at the Embassy Suites, in Montgomery, Alabama.

CEO pay for major companies in the United States rose nearly 6% in the past year, as income inequality and the outsourcing of good-paying American jobs have increased. According to the new AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch, the average CEO of an S&P 500 Index company made $13.94 million in 2017—361 times more money than the average U.S. rank-and-file worker.

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Unions help build a better life for working people but the wealthy are trying to further rig the economic system in their favor. Show your support for unions.

We need strong protections against the deceptive and abusive practices of big banks and predatory lenders to prevent another financial meltdown. Tell your Senator to reject the Bank Lobbyist Act.

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Joseph Stiglitz, a professor at Columbia University, who was the Nobel laureate in economics in 2001, spoke at a talk on Monday with Damon Silvers, the director of policy and special counsel at the AFL-CIO, part of a day-long strategy session on “Bargaining for the Common Good in the World of Global Finance” held by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung office in New York, a non-profit political German foundation.

House Democratic candidates in town this week for training at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington got a visit from AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka for some tips on how they can win back working-class voters.

“I don’t have to tell you that you can’t count on the D next to your name to gain our support,” Trumka told Democratic leadership and a room full of candidates on Red to Blue, the DCCC’s program for its strongest candidates.

In the belly of the political beast in DC, grassroots organizers gathered at AFL-CIO headquarters to discuss collective action under Trump, beyond the beltway. Activists representing teachers, housekeepers, graduate students, and airline workers talked about union power in the wake of the Janus decision and keeping hope alive for the next generation of young labor leaders.

The moment you may have been dreading arrived June 27, when the Supreme Court imposed the open shop on the public sector nationwide with its decision in Janus v. AFSCME District 31.

Just a reminder, the time is coming up fast. Please mark your calendar to attend the 28th annual Alabama Organized Labor Awards Ceremony and honor the 2018 recipients for all they do for the labor movement.

AOLAF 2018 Awards Banquet

When: Saturday, Aug 18, 2018, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Where:

The Sheraton Birmingham Civic Center, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Valet Parking is available or you may self-park in the deck behind the hotel

The Alabama Organized Labor Awards Foundation was established to promote the cause of organized labor and to honor members of labor who have distinguished themselves through unselfish service and leadership to the working people of Alabama. Each year the foundation celebrates an annual awards banquet with another outstanding class of inductees.

The Reception begins at 5:00 PM with the Awards Banquet starting at 6:00 PM.

 

There are still tables and seats available, please contact the State Fed Office for more info at Phone(334) 834-1061

Tables of 10 seats are $600.00 Individual tickets are $60.00 each

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