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For over 50 years, the Arkansas AFL-CIO has been dedicated to the rights and interests of Arkansas's working men and women. When working people come together, they make things better for everyone. Joining together in unions enables workers to negotiate for higher wages and benefits and improve conditions in the workplace. There are millions of union members in America from all walks of life. These individuals know that by speaking up together, you can accomplish more than you could on your own.

The Union Difference

Union members work together to negotiate and enforce a contract with management that guarantees the things you care about like decent raises, affordable health care, job security, and a stable schedule.

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$191 per week than their nonunion counterparts.More likely to have employer-provided pensions and health insurance.Safe working conditions that prevent death, illness and injury.Better workplaces and working conditions without the fear of retaliation.

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The AFL-CIO Executive Council today elected Liz Shuler, a visionary leader and longtime trade unionist, to serve as president of the federation of 56 unions and 12.5 million members. Shuler is the first woman to hold the office in the history of the labor federation. The Executive Council also elected United Steelworkers (USW) International Vice President Fred Redmond to succeed Shuler as secretary-treasurer, the first African American to hold the number two office. Tefere Gebre will continue as executive vice president, rounding out the most diverse team of officers ever to lead the AFL-CIO.

Our brother and leader Richard Trumka passed away on August 5, 2021, at the age of 72.

Air Date: 07-31-2017
Talking About all Things Arkansas Labor on Union Station KABF 88.3FM with guest, Robert Harrison, International Rep for AFGE (American Federation of Government Employees)

Air Date: 07-18-2017
Talking About all Things Arkansas Labor on Union Station KABF 88.3FM with guest, Matthew Hass, CEO of Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association

Air Date: 06-27-2017
Talking About all Things Arkansas Labor on Union Station KABF 88.3FM with guest, Susana O'Daniel from Arkansas Education Association

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump stood in the lobby of his tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and again made excuses for bigotry and terrorism, effectively repudiating the remarks his staff wrote a day earlier in response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Talking About all Things Arkansas Labor. 
June 2017 episode

The Young Workers Conference is designed to educate and unite the young workers of Arkansas. Through seminars and group activities, the conference helps young union workers learn new tools, connect with other workers and influence their local communities.

AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, published a new column on Huffington Post. He writes how Hillary roots for working people and why working people are championing her in tonight's presidential debate.

One night at his UPS job, Tefere Gebre's co-worker handed him some union material. 

“He told me that I’d get health care and vacation and other benefits by filling it out. I said, ‘Are you serious?’ I thought, ‘Hmm. Everyone should have that.’”

Tefere, the executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, has been a proud union member for most of his life, valuing the freedom of people to come together in union.