Stories tagged: "AFL-CIO"


President Joe Biden addresses the AFL-CIO convention, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
In Philadelphia Speech, Biden Blasts MAGA Republicans’ Efforts to Gut the Middle Class

Speaking before the largest federation of labor unions on Tuesday, Biden warned of what Republican control could mean for an economy built on the backs of unions and the working class.

In this Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks in Los Angeles.  The longtime president of the AFL-CIO labor union has died. News of Richard Trumka’s death was announced Thursday by President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Trumka was 72 and had been AFL-CIO president since 2009, after serving as the organization’s secretary-treasurer for 14 years.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
Pennsylvania Native and Longtime AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Dies at Age 72

Richard Trumka, the powerful president of the AFL-CIO who rose from the coal mines of Pennsylvania to preside over one of the largest labor organizations in the world, died Thursday. He was 72.