The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota in late May has sparked protests and uprisings across the country. Working people are ready to put an end to police brutality. Further, they are crying out for solutions to ever increasing problems of inequality and structural racism - and the former is exacerbated by the later for our sisters and brothers in marginalized communities.
Over the last week, the Alabama AFL-CIO reeled in heartbreak and outrage as we watched a police officer inhumanely murder George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in broad daylight on the streets of Minneapolis. Police brutality has always been an issue for unarmed people of color in America, but thanks to the technological advancement of videos and smartphones, we are now confronted with the inescapable realities of racial injustice each and every day.

The path to the presidency runs through the labor movement.

Much of the American workplace has shut down, sending millions of employees home to wait out the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2020 Alabama AFL-CIO Leadership Conference will be held May 27 - May 30, 2020 at the Hampton Inn & Suites Orange Beach. We will have sessions regarding Community Service, Organizing, the Labor Movement in

Project Blueprint (PBP) is a two-month training and learning opportunity for people interested in learning about nonprofit board structure, board service, nonprofit organization operations and more. In order to keep our citizens engaged in all processes, it is important to make sure everyone has an understanding of nonprofit board service. 

Topics covered in the program include: personal responsibility of serving on a nonprofit board, the unique business of nonprofits, and the services available to assist our neighbors who need the help to prosper. 

Senator Doug Jones will be at the Heat & Frost Insulators Local 55 / CWA Local 3907 Union Hall on Wednesday, March 18th at 4:30PM for a meet and greet. He will address those that attend and will be available for questions and photos after. All union affilated unions and their members areinvited to attend.

North Carolina workers need a raise. For 11 consecutive years, the cost of living (food, rent, education, childcare) has increased causing our minimum wage to decline in value by 24 percent. Now, a person working full-time while making $7.25 an hour lives thousands of dollars below the federal poverty threshold.

Campaigning for the presidency in 2016, Donald Trump promised that, if he was elected, “American worker[s] will finally have a president who will protect them and fight for them.”  Has he kept this promise? When it comes to protecting workers’ health and safety, his administration has been a disaster. Once in office, Trump packed the leadership of U.S.

Today, strikes are back—among teachers, hotel workers, auto workers, supermarket employees, and disconsolate Google-ites, among others. (The walkout of roughly 20,00 Google employees, protesting the company’s treatment of sexual harassment, didn’t even make it into the BLS numbers due to the bureau’s definition of what constitutes a work stoppage.) As I write, more than 20,000 workers are preparing to take a strike vote at Safeway markets in the D.C.–Maryland area.

Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. As we have done for 74 years, the labor community will pay tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our community. As the 75th Anniversary, we will  have some new and special surprises as well.

More details will follow as we confirm the plans