|AFL-CIO Now blog:
The AFL-CIO is the umbrella federation for 56 U.S. unions, representing 12.5 million working men and women. It works to ensure that all people receive the rewards of their work — decent paychecks and benefits, safe jobs, respect and fair treatment. The AFL-CIO works to make the voices of working people heard in the White House, on Capitol Hill, in state capitals across the country and in corporate boardrooms. The AFL-CIO also works with federations of unions in other countries toward global social and economic fairness.