AFL-CIO Convention 2017

October 22-25, 2017
America's Center • 701 Convention Plaza • St. Louis

UNION MEMBERS AND OUR ALLIES come to this convention amid a rising tide of energy and growing demand for real answers to the serious challenges working people face. The crisis before us is significant, but so are the opportunities. Working people are hungry and ready to rewrite the economic rules, form and build unions and make our voices heard.

WE SIMPLY CANNOT AFFORD business as usual. We are prepared to win the freedom to negotiate a fair return on our work so we can provide for our families. That means laying it all on the line and standing up to the rich and powerful interests who are attempting to take away our dignity and rights. It means looking in the mirror and asking the tough questions. It means building new and surprising partnerships. And it means doing everything in our power to form a more perfect union movement. If we come together in unity and with clarity of purpose, we are poised to build an America that works for all of us.