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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.
On this somber day, we take pause to reflect on the lives lost and we honor the heroes who without hesitation risked their own lives in hopes of saving others. The horrific, cowardly attack on America on September 11, 2001 killed nearly 3,000 people, injured thousands more and continues to cause death and illness to still thousands of others who helped during the rescue and recovery effort. We promised after 9/11 we would never forget the sacrifices our brothers and sisters made then and continue to make today.

One night at his UPS job, Tefere Gebre's co-worker handed him some union material. 

“He told me that I’d get health care and vacation and other benefits by filling it out. I said, ‘Are you serious?’ I thought, ‘Hmm. Everyone should have that.’”

Tefere, the executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, has been a proud union member for most of his life, valuing the freedom of people to come together in union.

What a year it's been. Working men and women all across this state are making their voices heard and seeing the results. The New York State AFL-CIO represents 2.5 million members and has 3,000 local affiliates. But our real strength comes from working together, standing together and speaking with one voice.
This Labor Day we recognize the incredible achievements of America's working people and celebrate all those who make our country run. Many of us will be busy with barbecues, festivals and other types of family events that bring everyone together. Amid all the celebrating, we must truly consider what strengthens our families and communities and take a look at how public policies have deliberately diminished working peoples' ability to sustain a good living and driven our economy out of balance.
Growing up in rural Kentucky, Augusta Thomas witnessed the extreme measures elected officials would take to prevent African-American men from voting.
Manhattan - Today, the 2.5 million member New York State AFL-CIO announced the endorsements of candidates running for the House of Representatives. The endorsements took place at the State Federation's 33rd Constitutional Convention at the Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel in New York City. More thanone thousand delegates, representing union members from the public sector, private sector and building trades, were in attendance.
Culinary worker Brittany Bronson talks not only about the benefits of joining her union, but also about the opportunities being part of a unionized workforce offer women, particularly women who have long careers in the workforce.