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

The following news release has been issued by the office of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise.

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.

Missouri voters on Aug. 7 provided the state’s working families – and the labor movement nationwide – with a tremendous victory by rejecting the state’s so-called right-to-work law.

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31:

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Washington) recently spoke on the House floor in support of the Jones Act, a maritime law that is vital to protecting U.S. national, economic and homeland security.

A longtime backer of the American maritime industry, Larsen delivered his brief remarks April 18.