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On July 22, the AFL-CIO is leading a national call-in day to demand that the Senate take up the HEROES Act.

America faces a crisis on three critical fronts: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall and long-standing structural racism. Working people need safe jobs, economic security and freedom from systemic racism. Delivering on economic essentials included in the HEROES Act is an absolute minimum requirement for stopping the free fall into even deeper and deadly racial inequality.

Take action to encourage the Senate to pass the #HEROESAct now! #PassTheHeroesAct

America faces crises on three critical fronts: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall and long-standing structural racism.  As America’s labor movement, we must urgently address all three with precision and purpose. They cannot be fixed separately.

America’s Five Economic Essentials must be combined with substantial policing reforms and implemented in ways that recognize the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on workers of color. This comprehensive agenda for the three crises addresses all working people’s needs for safe jobs, economic security and freedom from systemic racism. Drive by Believe Plaza in downtown Reno on June 17 at 9:30AM to demand America's 5 Economic Essentials for Racial and Economic Justice and honk to show your support.

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We must also demand that Congress pass the HEROES Act and other racial and economic justice legislation. Click the button below to sign your support of the HEROES Act - and call your Senator to demand their support!

Recent News

This is a challenging time for working families across the country. We stand with you in the struggle as many of our businesses close or suspend activity. Here are some community resources that may be of help.

California has become the fourth and largest state to adopt emergency workplace protections for COVID-19. Nearly 20 million workers in California will be protected by the new mandate, which includes requirements for face masks, physical distancing and reporting of outbreaks in the workplace. Rebecca Reindel, director of occupational safety and health at the AFL-CIO, said the federal government should follow the lead of states like California. “The virus doesn’t know boundaries,” she said.

Trece Andrews spent the last three months phone-banking and sometimes canvassing for Joe Biden in Michigan. The nursing home worker focused her efforts on Detroit residents and fellow members of the Service Employees International Union, telling them a Biden administration would protect their health care and do more to raise their wages.

Democrat Joe Biden gained more of the vote from members of the AFL-CIO than Hillary Clinton did four years ago, its president said, crediting laborers for the party’s wins in key states.

"Simply put, we got out the vote," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters Thursday. "In Wisconsin, in Michigan, in Pennsylvania, Joe Biden's firewall was union made. And the labor movement is expanding the map--look at Arizona, look at Georgia."