What's Happening Now
October 15, 2016: Over 80 union members and their families showed up for our Labor Walk. These dedicated volunteers spent their Saturday knocking on fellow union members' doors to educate them about our endorsed candidates for State Senate and State House. Without our volunteers, we wouldn't be able to do the work that we do.
Are you interested in joining us for the next Saturday? Visit our Take Action page to get more information and to RSVP. Don't worry if you haven't done this before-- we will train you and send you out with one of our veteran door knockers. Talking to our members face-to-face can make all the difference in close elections.
September 9, 2016: 4th Annual Labor Day Food Drive Sponsored by Building and Construction Trades Council of Southcentral Alaska
Members of Anchorage's Building Trades Council met at the Food Bank of Alaska to deliver a check for $5,000 along with bags of food to their staff. This is the 4th annual food drive put on by Alaska's Construction Unions. $5,000 goes a long way toward feeding working families. According to Director of Development and Communications for the Food Bank of Alaska Karla Jutzi, this donation will purchase 20,000 meals. Thanks to all the unions and union members who participated in this year's food drive.
April 28, 2016: Workers' Memorial Day
Commissioner of Labor Heidi Drygas and Mayor of Anchorage Ethan Berkowitz joined the Alaska AFL-CIO and community members to commemorate Workers' Memorial Day at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial in downtown Anchorage.
Commissioner Drygas spoke about her department's work in investigating negligence that led to the tragic deaths of Alaskan workers this year. Mayor Berkowitz talked about efforts to make workplaces in the city safer for all workers.
President Vince Beltrami closed the event with the following well-known Mother Jones' quote:
"While we mourn for the dead, we fight like hell for the living."
April 18, 2016: Month of Guns' tickets are now available. Please contact our office at 907-258-6284 for more information and to get your ticket.
February 10-11, 2016: The Alaska AFL-CIO is in Juneau this week. President Vince Beltrami honored RPEA member Sam Trivette for his years on the ARM board defending public employees. Thank you for your service, Sam!
The Alaska AFL-CIO has joined the Alaska's Future Coalition. Learn more here.
The AFL-CIO envisions a future in which work and all people who work are valued, respected and rewarded. While the AFL-CIO represents millions of working people who belong to unions and have the benefits of union membership, the labor federation embraces all people who share the common bond of work.
Work is what we do to better ourselves, to build dreams and to support our families. But work is more than that. Work cures, creates, builds, innovates and shapes the future. Work connects us all.
The AFL-CIO is an organization of people who work. We help lead a movement for social and economic justice in America and the world.