Metro Council District 33 Special Election Endorsements

After vetting candidates for the special election to fill Sam Coleman's District 33 Metro Council seat, the Central Labor Council is pleased to announce a favorable recommendation for two candidates: Antoinette Lee and Jack Byrd III. The election will be Aug. 15, with early voting July 26-Aug. 10. 

Delegates from five Locals interviewed three of the six candidates running for the Antioch-area seat and were pleased that two had strong ties to labor. Antoinette Lee has been a Tennessee Education Association lobbyist and staff woman, and Jack Byrd III is a former SEIU Local 205 member and steward. Both candidates polled strongly on issues important to our affiliates and were vocal about their commitment to let Labor guide their position on issues that come across their desk. We feel confident that either of these candidates would be strong allies and advocates for working families in Nashville. 

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Passing of a Union Brother

8540_673381429354148_717708988_n(2).jpgOfficers and Delegates are sad to report the Line-of-Duty Death of Brother Kim West. Kim was an IAFF Local 140 member and a fire fighter/engineer with Nashville Fire department.  Kim had previously suffered an on-the-job back injury and passed from complications of surgery on May 26th.

Click Read More for arrangements. Please keep the West family in your prayers. 


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Nashville - One of the Most Dangerous Cities for Construction Workers


A study released by Partnership for Working Families, based on survey information collected by Workers DignityStand Up Nashville, the Building Trades Council, and others, found Nashville to be one of the most dangerous cities for construction workers in the nation. Workers and unions gathered to present the study's findings and give testimonies at a press conference yesterday (news stories' links below). To request a copy of the study, email 

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Historic May 1st Strike in Nashville


5:30pm Rally and March at Coleman Park, 7:00pm Celebration at SEIU (521 Central Ave)

This May 1st, workers across Nashville will launch a historic STRIKE for dignity, a living wage, and an end to local and national policies that target communities of color and working-class communities.

Workers’ Dignity, Music City Riders United, and others are joining the national action, calling a May Day march in solidarity with striking workers across the city. Members of those organizations and others have already begun spreading the word among coworkers and on social media.

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Oppose Trump's Labor Secretary Nominee

Tell Your Legislators to Oppose Trump’s Nominee for Labor Secretary


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