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The Missouri AFL-CIO, the voice of Missouri’s working families, is seeking to hire a Political Organizer for the State of Missouri.

Top 10 Things to Happen for Missouri Labor in 2021

Grinding through the second year of the pandemic has been tough for everyone.

Liz Shuler is the first woman ever elected president of the AFL-CIO.

She took over a time when the world of work has been turned upside down.

Union organizing is happening in some unexpected places, and sometimes in ways that disrupt the traditional union playbook.

LABOR PRESS: You’ve been given such a huge responsibility now, with the death of your friend Rich Trumka [In August she was appointed to serve the remainder of his term.] But the entire time you’ve been involved, labor has been struggling to come back. Do you have a secret plan? What can the AFL-CIO do to rebuild the labor movement?

It was deeply disappointing that just days after our nation paid homage to the great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday, the same senators who praised his name struck down critical legislation that would have strengthened our election systems and ensured every American has the fundamental right to vote.

"We are building pathways and support structures to grow a bold, inclusive, and transformative movement — I think that's pretty badass," says Shuler, the first woman elected president of the AFL-CIO in the labor federation's history.

here weren’t many strikes in recent decades in which working people scored big victories, but the 1989 Pittston strike was one. Two years earlier, the Pittston Coal Company, in Pennsylvania, dropped out of a trade group that had negotiated a union contract with the United Mine Workers, and the company demanded cuts to miners’ health benefits.

Top 10 Things to Happen for Missouri Labor in 2021

Grinding through the second year of the pandemic has been tough for everyone. Living in a State with an anti-union Governor and Legislature is tough on working families. That said, a whole lot of good things happened for working people in 2021. While holding the line against right-to-work and further attacks on workers' rights is always our biggest victory, we wanted to end the year with a celebration of the Top 10 actively positive things to happen to Missouri union members!  

The U.S. tech sector is the next frontier for labor organizing, and its workers are starting to understand the collective power unions have, President of the AFL-CIO Liz Shuler said on Friday at the Reuters Next Conference.

It was a great honor to welcome President Joe Biden to Kansas City today. President Biden took office with big ideas focused around union jobs. He set a goal to pass a bipartisan bill in an age of steep polarization and partisanship in this country and in Washington D.C. But as he promised on the campaign trail, he delivered for the American people.