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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called it “the most significant step Congress has taken to strengthen labor laws in

Convention themes aren’t always so literal, but at the 2019 SEATU Triennial Convention, “Building for the Future” was a slogan that delivered.

Below is a letter from SEATU leadership to all members concerning the COVID-19 epidemic, along with links to several new and existing resources that have been made available to SEATU members.

PDF icon Letter to SEATU Members

The last member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council to have served during World War II passed away July 30.

Morton Bahr, president emeritus of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), was a shipboard radio operator during the war before he came ashore to begin a career that culminated in heading the union that dealt with telecommunications workers.

The following news release has been issued by the office of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise. To access it on the congressman’s website, click HERE

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2019
Contact: Congressional Office of Whip Steve Scalise – 202-225-3015

The yearly report on union membership from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed very little change in 2018.

According to the agency’s report, issued Jan. 18, membership declined slightly from 2017 to 2018, to a total number of 14.744 million. That’s a decrease of 73,000; union density in 2018 was 10.5 percent.

Lessons of Pearl Harbor Still Reinforce Need for Maritime Capabilities

The American maritime industry commemorated the 77th anniversary of the Japanese air raid on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor by honoring those who lost their lives on that fateful day, and highlighting the critical need for a robust American shipbuilding capacity to ensure for the preparedness of the nation.