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.

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

Joining our list of Gompers Educational Conference speakers is Executive Secretary-Treasurer and Chief Officer of the California Labor Federation, Art Pulaski.

Don't miss Larry Cohen of Our Revolution, the successor organization to Bernie 2016, who will address the

Recent News

It was deja vu all over again at the annual shareholder meeting Wednesday for Mondelez International, a global snack food company known for brands like Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers.

Read the full article in the Chicago Tribune.

Alyssa Battistoni writes in the Chronicle of Higher Education: 

"Our intention is not to starve Yale out or close down discussion by inflicting violence upon ourselves. Quite the contrary: We are fasting to draw attention to Yale’s continued refusal to sit down and have a conversation with us about our union, our issues, and our contracts. This is why I joined the fast."

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The head of the country's largest organization of labor unions Saturday described recent talks with President Trump about manufacturing in the United States as “not very satisfying.” “He only talked about eliminating regulations,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told the Tribune-Review during a stop in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Read the full article in The Tribune-Review.

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and UNITE HERE's Maria Elena Durazo write that President Trump, both in words and actions, continues to threaten immigrant workers and families. But says that even in the face of these challenges, there is hope. Our ambitions remain broad, our commitment is undaunted and we are fighting to build a foundation for a fairer, stronger America.

Read the full article in The Hill.

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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.

Medicare Is vitally important for millions of people, but extreme Republicans in Congress are pushing to privatize and undermine Medicare benefits.