If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.
—Lane Kirkland, President of the AFL-CIO (1975—1999)

June 20,1955 — The AFL and CIO agreed to combine names for a merged group. 

Labor Day 2013

“Barack wants to create two and a half million jobs. The infrastructure is a huge deal. This war on work, that I suppose exists, has casualties like any other war. The infrastructure’s the first one; declining trade-school enrollments are the second one. Every single year: fewer electricians, fewer carpenters, fewer plumbers, fewer welders, fewer pipefitters,…

Helmets to Hardhats: Military Veterans Rebuild the World Trade Center

Thank you to all who have served, or are currently serving, in the military. “Military veterans who were deployed after the 9/11 attack on America and the World Trade Center, gain employment in the building and construction trades through Helmets to Hardhats, and find themselves rebuilding the new World Trade Center.” —YouTube video introduction This…

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