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Working people are being infected at work and dying from COVID-19 in every sector.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka discusses why America needs a strong labor movement and how the Biden administration is committed to strengthening unions.

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So America today needs more than anything solidarity and human dignity — the church's core teachings. The teaching that we are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, that we are not commodities whose value is determined by a flawed and arbitrary market, but human beings, souls, created in the image of God, and each of our worth is beyond price. And it is high time our nation's laws promoted solidarity and human dignity.

(January 12, 2021, MILWAUKEE, WI) -- Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement on Governor Tony Evers’ 2021 State of the State address:

Our Constitution says that after a presidential election, Congress shall meet on Jan. 6 to count the electoral votes cast for the president and vice president. It is a solemn ritual of democracy.

But it is only that — a ritual. This ceremonial custom is not how our president and vice president are chosen. They are chosen by us, the people.

Of course, President Donald Trump and senators like Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz know this. But it did not stop them from inciting an insurrection. Acting out of nothing but unprincipled ambition, they put democracy in danger.

The AFL-CIO called on President Trump to resign or be removed from office “at once, whether through impeachment or the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” following the riots at the U.S. Capitol this week. The labor group’s general board released the statement Friday, saying it is not one America's labor movement makes lightly. “The deadly storming of the U.S.

The president of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of unions, praised President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (D) for secretary of Labor, calling the mayor an “exceptional” choice. “Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will be an exceptional Labor secretary for the same reason he was an outstanding mayor: he carried the tools.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will put America’s workers first as our Secretary of Labor

MILWAUKEE, WI, Jan. 7, 2021 -- Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement on President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Marty Walsh to serve as U.S. Labor Secretary:

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement regarding the attacks on the Capitol in Washington D.C. today:

Time to End Hyper-Partisan Arson and Restore Democracy and Decency in America

“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”