Massachusetts AFL-CIO

 At the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, our mission is to build the labor movement. The labor movement fuses our collective power together and advances a broad social and economic justice agenda - an agenda that benefits and reinforces the work of every individual union. It’s also a vision of a fair and just society that benefits all working people, the organized and the not yet organized.

The Senate version of the state budget contains two important policy changes supported by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO that will help working people:

Tefere Gebre, Executive Vice-President of the AFL-CIO, writes "our democracy suffers not from voter fraud, but voter suppression and disenfranchisement."

Over 4,000 activists gathered in Boston Common on Saturday, May 20 to protest the Trump administration’s planned cuts to federal education programs including scores of union members.

Unite Here Local 226, the Nevada culinary workers' union, will deliver a one of a kind, first hand, case study on not only surviving so-c

Recent News

Elizabeth Tadesse has cared for elderly residents at the Holly Heights Nursing Center in Denver for eight years now, helping them get dressed and serving them pancakes in bed. But the health-care bill that senators are discussing this week would slash funding to Medicaid, which generates 81 percent of her employer’s revenue and largely covers her wages.

Read the full article in the Washington Post.

AFL-CIO, a leading labor group, fears the Trump administration is planning to roll back a hard-fought worker protection finalized under President Obama. In a statement, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said working people will die if the Trump administration walks back the rule.

Read the full article in The Hill.

Not everybody in West Virginia uses the same health insurance, but everyone’s care is connected, Richard Trumka and Josh Sword write in the Charleston Gazette-Mail. That’s one big reason why the current attack on access to health care is something every West Virginian has a stake in, and why we urge Sen. Shelley Moore Capito to join Sen. Joe Manchin in opposing the American Health Care Act of 2017.

Tucked inside the Republican bill to replace Obamacare is a plan to impose a radical diet on a 52-year-old program that insures nearly one in five Americans.

Read the full article in the New York Times.

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LaborCAN! Is the Massachusetts AFL-CIO's grassroots Constituent Activist Network and it's the best way to get involved and stay up to date with important actions and educational opportunities.

The Republicans’ terrible new health care bill will confiscate health care benefits from millions of people, hand a big tax break to the wealthy few while taxing working people’s health benefits.