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The AFL-CIO Executive Council today elected Liz Shuler, a visionary leader and longtime trade unionist, to serve as president of the federation of 56 unions and 12.5 million members. Shuler is the first woman to hold the office in the history of the labor federation. The Executive Council also elected United Steelworkers (USW) International Vice President Fred Redmond to succeed Shuler as secretary-treasurer, the first African American to hold the number two office. Tefere Gebre will continue as executive vice president, rounding out the most diverse team of officers ever to lead the AFL-CIO.

Our brother and leader Richard Trumka passed away on August 5, 2021, at the age of 72.

2020’s growth in pay inequity between workers and CEOs confirms the “executive base salary reductions” touted during the COVID-19 crisis were just lip service, per this year’s AFL-CIO Executive Pay

Working families deserve a leader who will focus on “we, the people,” not just on the person they see in the mirror. Only Vice President Joe Biden can be that president. I’ve known Joe for 40 years. He loves his family, loves working people and loves our country. His “Made in America” plan will revitalize America's manufacturing in a way Trump never could. Biden doesn’t only have the best plan to beat the virus and help workers recover financially—he is the only candidate for president with a plan at all. And with a Biden administration, we’ll finally pass the PRO Act, allowing workers to join a union freely and fairly.

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The Trump Administration has been fighting American workers since first taking office. Below are the top ten reasons for workers to vote Donald Trump out of office and vote in Joe Biden, one of the strongest pro-labor candidates for President in modern history. 

10. Weakened Mine Inspections

 

Worst Jobs Numbers Under Any President On Record

 

The numbers cannot lie and the United States Economy is down over 4 million jobs since Donald Trump took office. Our economy is far from ‘great’ when hundreds of thousands of Americans are still filing for unemployment for the first time.

 

 

This Administration has Failed Workers and Employers During this Pandemic

The Trump Administration has failed to protect the health and safety of workers. This also negatively impacts businesses and the economy.

 

Denying Unemployment Insurance for those at Unsafe Jos

 

The Trump Administration Department of Labor allowed states to deny unemployment insurance benefits to workers that refused to return to unsafe jobs during the pandemic.

 

 

Sisters and Brothers—

This is the most critical election of our lifetime, and we live in the most crucial state in this election. You cannot afford to sit this one out. Attend the labor walks listed and make phone calls to get your fellow union members out and in support of Joe Biden and all of our great Pro-Labor Candidates across the commonwealth! 

Decreased Workplace Safety

Amid a pandemic the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, under the Trump Administration has been widely criticized for its treatment of workers.