Working America Coalition

We want elected leaders who think big. Today, two families control more wealth than half our population.

Working people are taking this historic 2016 election very seriously, and when we are inspired, there is no political force in America more powerful.

union women aren't so pro-trump in rust belt

September 23, 2016 | Bloomberg
“Women are more activist than men,” said AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, “and understand that Clinton supports collective bargaining, raising the minimum wage and paid time off for illness and family care.” This year the AFL-CIO is targeting women as an individual voting group for the first time in a presidential race. Earlier this month 15,000 women, three times as many as expected, joined a conference call Shuler led to discuss strategies for convincing coworkers and relatives to vote for Clinton.

trump losing ground among union workers, afl-cio head says

September 13, 2016 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Not going to happen, said  AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka at a gathering of labor leaders held at Ritter’s Diner this morning. "He's sinking like a rock” with union members, said Mr. Trumka, referring to a recent union membership survey that showed Mr. Trump with 36 percent support among union members in key swing states. That’s down five points from a previous survey and trailing 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney, union leaders have said.

U.S. Trade Union Chief Says Trump is deceiving working class voters

September 11, 2016 | Financial Times
The largest U.S. labor federation is mounting a counter-attack against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his play for working class votes, sending thousands of activists and union members into working class neighborhoods in battleground states ahead of November’s election.

afl-cio: trump's union support is fading

September 7, 2016 | The Hill
The AFL-CIO released an internal poll showing the Republican presidential nominee's support among rank-and-file members in key states dropped from 41% in June to just 36% now.

Union leader Trumka: 'no doubt' he can trust Clinton on trade

September 1, 2016 | The Christian Science Monitor
Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, trusts Hillary Clinton to keep her word on free trade. Back in July, when Mrs. Clinton’s close ally, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, said that a President Hillary Clinton would in fact support the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade deal – after fixing “a couple things” – he quickly had to backtrack.

Labor Leader To Wisconsin Unions: Women's Issues Are Labor Issues

August 30, 2016 | Wisconsin Public Radio
National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler told leaders attending the state AFL-CIO’s unity conference that as more women become the primary breadwinners in their families, they're finding they have little or no say over how they spend their time. She said a lot of factors are driving that, from employers who make unpredictable schedules to high day care costs to a lack of access to paid sick leave. "We can win paid sick leave and paid family leave and quality childcare and show that these are priorities for the labor movement because they are wage issues," Shuler said. "They're key economic issues."

meet the refugee campaigning against trump: 'this is what america looks like'

August 30, 2016 | The Guardian
Starting on Tuesday, AFL-CIO, the largest U.S. federation of labor unions, will start airing ads on social media starring executive vice-president Tefere Gebre, to back up a mail campaign in battleground states about what it means to be an American and an immigrant. It’s unlikely to win over Trump or his supporters, but that’s not who Gebre or AFL-CIO is looking to reach.

AFL-CIO says union members will 'mobilize to defeat trump'

August 27, 2016 | PJ Media
AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Liz Shuler said Donald Trump has “signaled loud and clear that he does not value or respect women” and predicted that union members would “mobilize” to defeat the GOP nominee. “It’s time women come together to put Hillary Clinton in the White House and win real change. Hillary Clinton has been side-by-side with working people her entire life and it’s working women who are going to be the ones to elect her president,” she said on a recent conference call about the presidential election.