Today, the Laborer’s (LIUNA) officially rejoined the AFL-CIO. The 500,000-member LIUNA brings the AFL-CIO’s total membership to 12.2 million workers in 57 unions, including the 3.2 million members of the AFL-CIO community affiliate Working America creates a strong and powerful voice for working families.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says the LIUNA reaffiliation comes “at a critical moment for working people.” He said that LIUNA members—the vast majority of whom work in the construction industry—have been particularly hard hit in today’s economy.
As working people fight to rebuild a middle-class economy, now is the moment for a unified labor movement. Together, we will work to create good jobs and elect leaders who stand with working people. continue reading