Antonio Bernabe, day laborer organizer for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles, said the AFL-CIO
alliance would help day laborers advance their cause.
American Federation of State, Municipal and City Employees (AFSCME) and even the Communications Workers of America, both of which remained in the AFL-CIO
, represent a significant number of public workers.
As a letter carrier for twenty-three years, I am a lot less interested in who wants to be part of the AFL-CIO
or the Change to Win Coalition than I am with the profound apathy that dominates many of the existing unions.
The librarian cochair on the committee said the AFL-CIO
research in the area was fresh, the speaker offered ideas for further research, and many people came to the open microphone to voice their fears and concerns.
Even the SEIU's 1995 spending level is impressive when you consider that as recently as 1996, according to Richard Bensinger, director of the AFL-CIO
organizing department, only 3 percent of union funds nationwide was spent on organizing.
Another reason, at least for independent unions to merge with AFL-CIO
unions, is to prevent the "raiding" of their members by other AFL-CIO
An Early Intervention Program, designed to provide services to newly disabled workers, is operated jointly by AFL-CIO
HRDI and Columbia University Workplace Center and involves the participation of many international unions, including the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Service Employees International Union, the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, United Food and Commercial Workers, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and joiners of America, United Steelworkers of America, Sheet Metal Workers International Association, International Union of Operating Engineers, and AFSCME.
WHAT: The five New York City Retirement Systems announced today that they will make a $150 million investment with AFL-CIO
HIT, a fixed-income investment company that will unveil a $1 billion plan to create or sustain 20,000 affordable housing units over the next seven years with union labor.
UFW already was allied with the Change to Win unions but sent a letter two days ago informing the AFL-CIO
, a federation of more than 50 unions, of its plans to leave.
While membership dwindles, the AFL-CIO
has continued to act like a big shot--doling out tens of millions to the Democratic Party and occupying a palatial spread located within kiss-blowing distance of the White House.
With 13 million members, the AFL-CIO
has the people, resources, and history to have a real impact on U.
announced that the Boards of Trustees of four of the city's five pension funds are investing $135 million in the AFL-CIO
Housing Investment Trust (HIT), which is working to expand the supply of affordable housing in the city.
Labor unions' efforts to attain a unified front in dealing with management and government were enhanced when the 150,000-member United Mine Workers returned to the AFL-CIO
, ending a half century of self-imposed exile.
PITTSBURGH -- News From USW: A press conference was held today at the United Steelworkers (USW) headquarters by the USW and the AFL-CIO
asking the Bush Administration and Rick Santorum to take immediate action to halt the Chinese government's and multi-national corporations' exploitation of workers in China, who are paid as little as 15 to 50 cents per hour.
14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The following media advisory is being released by AFL-CIO