Indiana State AFL-CIO

 To accomplish our mission of empowering working families - we work to build a movement of working people by helping them join unions, support their right to collective bargaining, improve conditions in workplaces and communities, and strengthen the voice of working families in Indiana in all levels of government. 

The AFL-CIO, a union that has had its share of issues with elements of the Affordable Health Care Act, is now poised to become one of its biggest defenders on Capitol Hill. In a letter to be sent Monday to House and Senate lawmakers, labor leader Richard Trumka blasted the “reckless” Republican-led effort to repeal Obamacare “with breathtaking speed” — and without providing a replacement program.

Jon Hiatt is Executive Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff at the AFL-CIO.

Labor groups have designed a new mobile app to crack down on wage theft and other labor violations faced by immigrant workers.

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Indiana State AFL-CIO Mission Statement:

The mission of the Indiana State AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families — to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation. To accomplish this mission, we work to:

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For Immediate Release: Monday, August 17, 2015
Media Contact: Jeff Harris, Indiana State AFL-CIO, 317.632.9147

INDIANA STATE AFL-CIO ENDORSES JOHN GREGG FOR GOVERNOR

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Representing more than 300,000 working Hoosiers from around the state in more than 800 affiliated local unions, today the Indiana State AFL-CIO officially endorsed John Gregg for Governor.

When the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and Staples birthed a retail partnership in 2013, USPS said “it’s time to celebrate.” But now, that program has been sentenced to death and it is postal labor leaders who are rejoicing. They cheer the demise of a program that had been the target of a vigorous campaign by postal unions that don’t want the post office privatized.

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Tom Price, the nominee for secretary of health and human services, has supported plans to replace Medicare with an underfunded voucher system and leave seniors overwhelmed by high costs on the private insurance market.

Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor—fast food CEO Andrew Puzder—would be a disaster for working Americans. He’s railed against a meaningful increase in the minimum wage, opposed expanding overtime pay and supported replacing working people with machines.