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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.

2020’s growth in pay inequity between workers and CEOs confirms the “executive base salary reductions” touted during the COVID-19 crisis were just lip service, per this year’s AFL-CIO Executive Pay

Reports on the death of unions are greatly exaggerated. At least in Colorado.

The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows union membership jumped from 8.4 percent of the workforce in 2015 to 9.8 percent last year.

The Colorado AFL-CIO says that increase equates to about 44,000 more members.

The state's largest labor organization, the Colorado AFL-CIO, wants legislators to pass equal-pay laws, keep jobs from going overseas and fight Republican efforts to do away with the state health exchange.

"Our hard-working families deserve a fair day's pay for a fair day's work," executive director Sam Gilchrist said at a Capitol announcement. "They deserve safety in the workplace and access to affordable healthcare."

Jan. 23, 2017, by Joey Bunch, ColoradoPolitics.com

What does Colorado’s organized labor want in the first year of President Donald Trump? We’ll find out Tuesday at the Capitol. The Colorado AFL-CIO will talk about its legislative agenda in the West Foyer at 9:30 a.m. to “help Colorado increase economic prosperity and stop national attacks on the rights of working families.”

Denver - On a press call Monday, Colorado AFL-CIO Executive Director Sam Gilchrist called on Senator Cory Gardner to vote against the nomination of Andy Puzder as US Secretary of Labor. 

 

Denver – At their final meeting of 2016, the Colorado AFL-CIO Executive Board passed two resolutions reaffirming its role as an institution committed to standing against hate crimes and standing in solidarity with our fellow union members when unreasonably attacked.

Denver – As the 2016 ballots go out, theColorado AFL-CIO, which represents more than 170 affiliate unions whose membership totals more than 130,000 working Coloradans across the state, is calling on all Colorado Republicans to publicly state they won’t vote for the Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump.

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.