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.

With you, I have watched with heartbreak the hateful and violent actions of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville this week and the subsequent offensive and troubling reaction from Pr

We commend the jury in the US District Court who decided, in their not guilty verdict today, to protect one of the most valued and important rights we hold dear as Americans: the right to protest.

In the Huffington Post, United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard writes that "[e]ver worsening is the chasm between the lo

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A strong educational system is the bedrock of a healthy democracy. There is a corollary to this fact: A poorly educated public is more likely to be tempted by tyrants, more easily seduced into believing that avarice, greed and consumerism are virtues, and will more readily betray the common good. In many ways, an educational system that does not encourage critical thinking and speaking truth to power is doing the work of authoritarianism.

A strong endorsement of government-run single-payer Medicare for All as the ultimate solution to U.S. health care ills highlighted position statements from the just-concluded summer AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting.

A federal minimum-wage increase is the clearest and most effective way to raise pay for millions of low-wage workers. As a recent EPI report states, a $15 federal minimum wage by 2024 would restore its lost value and by 2019 would be worth more than the historic inflation-adjusted high point of 1968. An estimated 22.5 million workers would see an increase in pay.

Read the full article in The American Prospect.

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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.

Tell the Department of Labor not to repeal the persauder rule--a rule that requires companies to disclose expenditures for activities designed to dissuade employees from forming a union.