The AFL-CIO works to achieve one goal: A better life for working people.

We empower people to negotiate together in their workplaces and advocate for better policies on the local, state and national levels.

When working people team up to hold their elected leaders accountable, we can achieve economic stability, wages to sustain our families on and a bright future for everyone.

Legislative Priorities for Working People

Making sure trade deals are good for families, raising wages higher than the federal minimum wage and strengthening working people’s right to a voice on the job are some of our federal legislative priorities this year.