Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO


Kudos to Lorenzo Millan, affiliate union member, IATSE Local 487 who received a creative arts EMMY award for Best Sound Mixing on the tv series, House of Cards. 

Luke Strong:  Unity and Hope

The power of unity and solidarity.  Video courtesy of affiliate union, USW District 8.

Support for the labor movement is the highest in nearly half a century, yet only one in 10 workers are members of unions today. How can both be true?

Ivanka Trump took the stage at CES on Tuesday to muted reception. Forty minutes later, she left to robust applause.

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Whereas, between 1619 and 1865, millions of Africans and their descendants were enslaved in the 13 colonies and the United States; and

Whereas, this system of slavery is recognized as being the most brutal, dehumanizing and humiliating known to history, as people were sold at auction as chattel, killed at will and families torn apart; and

Resolution #1: In Memorial

WHEREAS, workers in the United States of America are under fierce attacks, they continue to find ways to fight back. Our unions, in particular, find themselves in the cross hairs of corporate greed and anti-democratic forces. Yet, we continue to survive and enhance the lives of working people and are in the forefront of struggles to secure and strengthen our country and build an American society of fairness and justice for all.

President Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal on Monday that includes a familiar list of deep cuts to student loan assistance, affordable housing efforts, food stamps and Medicaid, reflecting Mr. Trump’s election-year effort to continue shrinking the federal safety net. The proposal, which is unlikely to be approved in its entirety by Congress, includes additional spending for the military, national defense and border enforcement, along with money for veterans, Mr.

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Recently introduced legislation would provide needed protections for health care and social services workers from violence on the job. Tell Congress to support an OSHA workplace violence standard.