AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka remains confident that if the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement comes up for approval in Congress, he and other opponents will be able to “kill it.” A vote is not expected in Congress for some time, and may not occur at all until after the November elections.

Esther Lopez was elected to be the secretary-treasurer of the UFCW executive board. Lopez is the first woman and person of color to hold UFCW’s number two position.
 
IBEW Local 98 in Philadelphia has purchased three drones, which will reportedly be used to monitor non-union worksites.
 
Three months after the United Auto Workers (UAW) ratified new four-year agreements with Detroit-area automakers, auto president Dennis Williams told reporters at a Detroit press conference, that one of the union’s biggest challenges is the shift of car production to low-wage countries like Mexico and China. Williams implored for production to remain in America.