Trending National Issues

While the Alaska AFL-CIO remains focused on issues at the local level, we recognize that national policies and actions affect working Alaskans as well. Check here for the latest news on national issues.

Why Do We Need Medicaid?

Medicaid is the one thing people can count on when their money has run out. Losing that coverage, as could happen to some people if congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump succeed in gutting Medicaid funding to pay for tax cuts for corporate CEOs and the wealthiest 1%, would force working people to make impossible choices about how to care for their parents and other family members when they can no longer care for themselves.

Wage Theft

May 10, 2017: Newly published study find employers steal $15 billion a year from their employees by failing to pay the minimum wage.

AFL-CIO's New CEO Paywatch Report

New Study Shows "Right-To-Work" Harms Workers

100 Days into the 115th Congress

Do Overstressed and Overworked Ph.D. Students Need an Academic Union?

Coal Miners' Overdue Win

Still Fighting for Equal Pay

April 4th, 2017 remarks to the National Press Corp. by President Trumka

The 2017 Death on the Job Report

Recent Union Organizing Wins