Labor Day Message from AFL-CIO

Happy Labor Day! Today is a holiday to honor working people and the ways we’ve transformed dangerous jobs into family-sustaining careers, industry by industry.

Standing together with co-workers in a union makes a tangible difference in your life that you feel every day. Here's how:

  • Workers in labor unions make 18% more in wages than our nonunion counterparts.
  • We are more likely to have health care benefits.
  • We work in safer workplaces.
  • We have more job security—even and especially in moments of economic crisis.

Countries where most workers are in a union are among the happiest and healthiest on Earth. Life is better in a union.

AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and Secretary Treasurer Fred Redmond recorded a Labor Day message for you.

The AFL-CIO is thrilled to announce that for the first time ever, we’re offering a free webinar, “It’s Better in a Union: How to Organize Your Workplace.”

Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. ET for this one-hour, can’t-miss event. You’ll leave with expert knowledge on the basics of union organizing, how to go public with a campaign, how to build trust among your co-workers and so much more.

Sign Up for the Training

Got a question you’ve always wondered about union organizing? Submit it when you sign up, and there’s a chance it’ll be answered!

Happy Labor Day! Thanks for everything you do to support workers, families and future generations.