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"The Massachusetts AFL-CIO Executive Council has unanimously voted to support John Mahoney in his race for the State Senate.

"Our hearts go out to the family of Laborers Local 175 member, Dennis Robertson, who tragically lost his life on Wednesday in a workplace accident in Haverhill.

This election season saw a surge of union member and pro-working family candidates for municipal office.

The heads of 12 leading labor groups are warning House lawmakers that the USMCA as written does not meet the needs of working people — and that without changes, they will oppose the pact.

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For two weeks last month, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) went on strike. Just as in 2012, the strike was widely acknowledged as a victory for the union. The successes for organized teachers are so numerous at this point that it is worth reflecting on exactly what the increased militance of educators and other workers means for US politics moving forward.

Ali Velshi talks with AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka about his union’s successes in the 2019 elections, and how his members are viewing the 2020 presidential campaign.

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“I say this to everyone in the media world who I talk to,” says Darren Atkins, wrapping up our phone interview: “Please, absolutely do not portray this as a hidden agenda to get rid of staff.”

The U.S. working class is currently riding a mighty strike wave, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the height of Ronald Reagan’s 1980s union-busting spree.

The entire Massachusetts AFL-CIO community mourns the loss of Worcester Firefighter, Lieutenant Jason Menard, who died heroically in the line of duty last night, saving residents trapped in a three-family home. One of Lt. Menard's final acts on earth was selflessly saving his crew before he became trapped. We send our deepest condolences and prayers to Lt. Menard's family, especially his wife, Tina and their three young children.