Labor Day Parade and Celebration Logistics

Here are some important updates about Saturday's Labor Day Parade and Celebration. Please share this information with your members and other participants.
1) Parking
We have secured free parking for attendees of the parade and celebration in Parking Lot R of Nissan Stadium until 1pm. When you arrive, look for volunteers at the gate who will give you a placard to display in your window. Vehicles left after 1pm could possibly be subject to tow. 
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2) Parade Lineup & Route
Once you park, please utilize the Pedestrian Bridge to the Parade Lineup to access parade lineup spot on 1st Ave. under the Pedestrian Bridge. Floats can utilize Korean Vets Bridge to get to Parade Lineup on 1st Ave.  
Lineup starts at 8am. Parade kicks off at 9am.
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3) Celebration
After the parade ends at 3rd Ave, pedestrians will utilize the Pedestrian Bridge to return to Cumberland Park, the location of our celebration. Vehicles/floats can utilize Woodland St. Bridge to return and park in Parking Lot R for the duration of the event. 
Make sure that you and your contingent sign in at the Central Labor Council booth to receive a free Labor Day Tshirt and Raffle Ticket. 
4) Booth Space
Booth space is available for sponsors at Cumberland Park. Please plan to bring your own table, chairs, and pop-up tent. 
5) Raffle 
We have several great raffle prizes, including a Union Tshirt Quilt, items from the Union Sportsmen Alliance, Gift Cards, and prizes from local businesses. Sign in at the Central Labor Council to get raffle ticket and free Labor Day tshirt. 
6) Food
Free food will be available to attendees! We'll have traditional cookout fare, and Maggie Moos will have an ice cream truck. 
7) Music, Fun, Games
Bands, cornhole, bouncy house will all be located in Cumberland Park! This is a family-friendly event. Please bring your family, coworkers, neighbors, and friends. 
Don't hesitate to reach out to Anne Barnett (anne@nashvilleclc.org/ 865-206-6086) if you have questions. We're looking forward to celebrating our great legacy and power as union members and working families as we celebrate this Labor Day weekend. 
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CWA Strike Solidarity Info

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At midnight on Saturday, August 24, 20,000+ CWA members across the South went out on the first AT&T strike the region has seen in 36 years. According to their press release, "CWA has filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against AT&T for not bargaining in good faith and not sending representatives to the bargaining table with the authority to make decisions...The strike will involve over 20,000 technicians, customer service representatives and others who install, maintain and support AT&T’s residential and business wireline telecommunications network in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee." Read the entire press release here

Union members in Middle Tennessee have been working without a contract for two weeks, and are fed up. Supporters are encouraged to join the following picket lines across Middle Tennessee:

(If you attend, post a picture and tag CWA Local 3808, the Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle TN, and use the hashtags #solidarity and #1u)

In Nashville
333 Commerce St (The Batman Building), 7am to 8pm
1119 Appleton Dr, 7am-5pm
6405 Centennial Blvd, 7am-5pm
4060 Lloyd Dr, 7am-5pm
5841 Nolensville Rd, 7am-5pm

Murfreesboro 
251 Butler Dr, 7am-5pm
116 S Cannon's Ave, 7am-5pm
1209 Park Ave, 7am-5pm

Brentwood 
402 Franklin Rd, 24/7

Franklin 
500 Liberty Pike, 7am-5pm

Dickson 
1002 highway 70 W, 7am-5pm

Clarksville 
1820 Ashland City Rd, 7am-5pm

Gallatin
440 N Belvedere Dr, 7am-5pm

Portland 
101 Wheeler St, 7am-5pm

As always, we will continue to keep you up to date with additional rallies or actions that supporters can partake in.  

 

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7th Annual Labor Day Parade & Celebration

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Join us at the 7th Annual Labor Day Parade and Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 9am - 1pm to celebrate the rich history of labor and the power of workers with a parade at 9am (lineup begins at 8am) followed by a picnic celebration with music, games, food, raffles, fellowship, and fun!

Download the flyer here and the sponsorship sheet here

If you or your organization would like to sponsor the Parade & Celebration, check out our sponsorship packages below. You can send sponsorship checks to the Central Labor Council at PO Box 290153, Nashville, TN 37229 or purchase sponsorships online here.

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CLC Statement on Metro Budget Decision

 

June 19, 2019

To whom it may concern:

We are deeply disappointed in the decision made at last night’s Metro Council meeting to accept an austerity privatization budget put forth by Mayor Briley over a substitute budget that funded schools, transportation, community centers, raises and step increases for metro employees and teachers.

While this vote is hard to accept,  we are particularly disappointed in the six Metro Council members who, during their private screenings with our affiliate unions, lied to our members’ faces about their intentions to support Nashville’s working families, both Metro employees and our city’s working class who depend on public services such as transportation. Candidates who say one thing to a group of constituents during campaigning, but act in the opposite way when in the Council chambers will not be tolerated. After last night’s vote, we have no choice but to reconsider these six endorsements. Council members who are unable or unwilling to do the right thing when difficult decisions arise do not earn our confidence and will not be supported by our Central Labor Council.

As we move into election season, we are committed to running a robust electoral program to get true champions of working families elected to Metro office, those who have the courage to both talk the talk and walk the walk.

For working families,

Vonda McDaniel

President

Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle TN

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Join Organizers From Across TN For 2019 Rabble Rousers University!

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SIGN UP TODAY!
Rabble Rousers University 
Tennessee Labor Organizer Training this Summer! 

 
Are you or one of your members interested in 1) getting some in depth organizing & political training and 2) a chance to meet with other union members from across Tennessee? Sign up for Rabble Rousers University June 28-30th!

If you have any questions, please email or call Michael at mcallahankapoor@nashvilleclc.org

SIGN UP HERE

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