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DECATUR, IL - We Are One Community, the charitable giving fund of working families, will be distributing $15,600 in grants to 22 local charities to celebr

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.

The tension between work and time off has always been a concern of the American labor movement. Work may be one of our core values, but it has a purpose, which is to allow us to live good lives, provide for ourselves and our families and, yes, to earn some time off to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Today, work and time off are badly out of balance, and Labor Day is a case in point.

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Working people are taking fewer vacation days and working more. That's the top finding in a new national survey, conducted by polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research for the AFL-CIO in collaboration with the Economic Policy Institute and the Labor Project for Working Families. In the survey, the majority of America's working people credit labor unions for many of the benefits they receive.

As Hurricane Harvey and its remnants bring unprecedented flooding and damage to a huge portion of Texas, working people in the state are going above and beyond their duties to help one another.

In January, I was invited to serve on President Donald Trump’s manufacturing council, along with my boss, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. At the time, I was deputy chief of staff at the AFL-CIO (the largest federation of trade unions in America) and a spokesperson for the organization on trade, manufacturing, and economic policy. President Trumka and I agreed to serve because we believed — and still do — that working people should have a voice in crucial government decisions affecting their jobs, their lives, and their families.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump stood in the lobby of his tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and again made excuses for bigotry and terrorism, effectively repudiating the remarks his staff wrote a day earlier in response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va.

DECATUR, IL - The Legislative Committee of Decatur Trades & Labor Assembly, representing more than 13,000 union members in Macon County, has announced their endorsements for the offices of Decatur Mayor, Decatur City Council, School Board, Richland Community College Board and Decatur Township.

 In the race for Decatur Mayor, they have endorsed Julie Moore Wolfe.

 In the race for Decatur City Council, they have endorsed Chris Riley, Marty Watkins and David Horn.

We are excited to announce that working families in Macon County have joined in solidarity to create the We Are One Community fund and we encourage your support.

In a tradition of giving back where we live, work and retire - We Are One Community is a charitable giving fund created to help working families make a bigger difference through collective giving. The not-for-profit, tax deductible, donor-advised fund is housed at The Community Foundation and promises to award 100% of all personal donations to local charities.

AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, published a new column on Huffington Post. He writes how Hillary roots for working people and why working people are championing her in tonight's presidential debate.