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

Widening income inequality, in the U.S. and in other developed nations, threatens democracy, just as it did in the 1930s, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says. Trumka issued that warning in early June at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) meeting in Paris. The OECD, which represents the most-developed nations in the world, invited outside experts to discuss the state of the world economy.

Read the full article in People's World.

“I had the feeling that the administration has already decided what it wants to do,” Peg Seminario, director for safety and health at the A.F.L.-C.I.O., said of proposed changes to restrictions on beryllium.

Read the full article in the New York Times.

The Washington Post says President Trump will seek to put a spotlight on his vows to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system and spur $1 trillion in new investment in roads, waterways and other infrastructure with a week-long series of events starting Monday at the White House.

Read the full article in the Washington Post.

Jonah Edelman, chief executive of Stand for Children, and AFT President Randi Weingarten write in a Los Angeles Times op-ed that "President Trump wants to siphon billions of dollars from public schools to fund private and religious school vouchers. It’s an idea that’s bad for kids, public education and our democracy."

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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 Senate version of the state budget contains two important policy changes supported by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO that will help working people: 1) Ensures transparent contracting at the MBTA by requiring management to engage in good faith negotiations with the existing workforce before privatization proposals are considered. 2) Adds two additional employee representatives to the Group Insurance Commission so that workers have a stronger voice on decisions impacting the cost and quality of their healthcare.