Our Mission

To protect the rights of all workers, educate the public about workers’ rights and connect workers together so that every worker has a shot at the American Dream.

Join us and join one of Florida’s most influential and powerful voices for working families!

“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.” – Paulo Freire

Why Affiliate

Representing nearly 500 local Labor Unions and Labor Councils, and over 1 MILLION workers, retirees and their families in Florida, the Florida AFL-CIO is the Voice of Labor in the Sunshine State.

We are construction workers, health care professionals, classroom teachers, agricultural workers, hotel and restaurant employees, transportation workers, firefighters, law enforcement, communications workers, postal workers and federal employees. Wherever people work in Florida, across a broad range of trades and professions, you will find our members.

For just 80 cents per member per month, the benefits far outweigh the cost. We work to provide better lives for all workers, members or not, through political and legislative action, grassroots mobilization and education.  We also provide a wide range of community services working to build stronger and healthier communities.

The Florida AFL-CIO is one of 50 state federations of the national AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor Congress of Industrial Organizations). We are part of a long and proud tradition, one that has existed since the earliest days of our nation and has worked tirelessly to build a more just society based on social and economic fairness, a reverence for human rights and a commitment to the American dream.