Support A Strong Community Benefits Agreement On Soccer Stadium Development

Last night at our monthly meeting, the CLC voted unanimously to sign a letter of support for a Community Benefits Agreement, including good jobs, affordable housing, and community/cultural amenities, on the Soccer Stadium and the corresponding 10-acre development.

Stand Up Nashville, of which the CLC is a founding member, is currently in negotiations with the team owners to ensure this development is a good use of public resources and directly benefits our neighborhoods and city residents, especially those most vulnerable to displacement and un/underemployment.

We are calling on our affiliates and allies to sign on as organizational supporters too. Click HERE to see the letter and contact Michael Callahan-Kapoor at mcallahankapoor@nashvilleclc.org to add your organization's name.

Thank you for your solidarity!

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Welcome New Affiliates SEIU Local 205!

We are extremely happy to announce our newest affiliate SEIU Local 205! Delegates were sworn in at our last business meeting. 

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SEIU Local 205 represents MNPS School Support staff, employees at Nashville General Hospital, NES, MDHA, Metro General Government, Lincoln College (formerly the Auto Diesel School), and Vanderbilt Non-Tenure Track Faculty. This local's diversity and success in member mobilization will increase our Council's capacity and strength. 

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Central Labor Council Endorses Briley, Cummings in May 24 Primary

The CLC announces our endorsements in the May 24 Primary in Davidson County. We have endorsed Mayor Briley for Mayor and Rev. Dr. Judy Cummings for Metro Council District 1.

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More than 15 Local Unions sent delegates to review questionnaires submitted by the candidates on issues important to our affiliates and working people in Nashville and vote on endorsements. We are confident that these candidates, once elected, will make it their priority to work for working people. 

Early voting runs until May 19, and election day is May 24. 

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Welcome Rabble Rousers U Class of 2018

It is our pleasure to introduce the inaugural class of Rabble Rousers U! Over the next six months, these local union members will sharpen their organizing and leadership skills to become the next generation of leaders in the Labor Movement and in their communities. We have thirteen fantastic participants from eleven local unions. Stay tuned for updates and to watch these rising stars! 

 

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Hands Off Handy Workers!

Tennessee House Bill 1978 would strip the employment rights of house cleaners, handymen, and gig economy workers. The proposal sets up a new test that essentially defines all “marketplace platform” workers as independent contractors, relieving the companies from any accountability to workers. 

Handy, the tech corporation behind this bill, is pushing similar bills in 8 states, and we are taking a stand in Tennessee to say NO to this power play and stand up for workers.

SIGN PETITION HERE TO STOP THIS TERRIBLE BILL!

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