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About Us

Our Mission:

The Kansas AFL-CIO is the state federation of labor representing over 85,000 members of 300 unions througout Kansas.

The mission of the Kansas AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation. To accomplish this mission, we work to:

  • ·        Build a broad movement of Kansas workers by helping workers join and form unions.
  • ·        Support Kansas workers as they bargain with employers to improve their living conditions and workplaces, as well as their communities, state and nation.
  • ·        Strengthen the voice of Kansas working families at all levels of government and in a changing global economy.

The Kansas AFL-CIO is a key part of the nation's largest and strongest labor federation—the AFL-CIO, which unites 12.5 million working women and men of every race and ethnicity and from every walk of life.

We are one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and are the heart of the labor movement. We are democratically elected bodies dedicated to represent the interests of working people at the state and local level. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.


Tony Spicer