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.


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Announcing endorsements for May 1 election

The Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee would like to thank our affiliates IBEW 429, CWA 3808, ATU 1235, UAW 737, USW 9826, IATSE 46, Jobs with Justice, LiUNA 386, and OPEIU 277 for volunteering their time to screen and interview candidates and deliberate over endorsements. We had great discussions on the critical issues impacting our communities. The upcoming Metro Nashville County Primary and Transit Referendum election is May 1, 2018.  Early Voting period is April 11-25.

Our goal as we engage in this process is to provide our members the information necessary to exercise their full rights and responsibilities as citizens and to take their rightful place in the political life of our local, state and national communities. We encourage all affiliate leaders to share this candidate list with all of their members and impress upon them the importance of their vote.

Finally, we thank all of the candidates for their willingness to serve our community.  It is after careful deliberation that our central body would like to announce our endorsement and full support of the following candidates.


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WELCOME AFGE Local 2022!

We are happy to announce a new affiliate to the Central Labor Council--AFGE Local 2022, the Local of the largest union for federal employees who represent all civilian Appropriated Fund (AF) and Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Department of the Army, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDDAC), the U.S. Army Dental Command (DENTAC), with duty stations at Fort Campbell, and Employees of AAFES, DeCA, and Dyncorp (Contractor).

The leadership of AFGE Local 2022 has become active in the Clarksville Labor Association. We are ecstatic to have their key participation in building the Labor Movement in Middle Tennessee. 


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Announcing... RABBLE ROUSERS U! A leadership school for union members in Middle TN

We are proud to announce a new contribution from the Central Labor Council. This year we will offer a training course we're calling Rabble Rousers U to develop a new generation of leaders to increase the capacity of the affiliate unions, community allies, and the CLC. Participants will gain new skills in leading, communicating, organizing, relationship-building, and developing and executing effective campaigns. 

We are asking that Local Unions nominate members to attend the training by March 5. Nomination forms are here. Training schedule is here. Email nominations forms to anne@nashvilleclc.org or mail to PO Box 290153, Nashville, TN 37229.



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Victory! Stand Up Nashville passes Do Better Bill


On January 2, Metro Council unanimously passed the “Do Better” Bill on its third and final reading. What a great way to kick off the New Year!

Big businesses seeking property tax breaks or cash grants from the city will now have to share basic information on the number of jobs they’ll create, wages and benefits, workforce development and apprenticeship utilization, how many jobs will be filled by Davidson County residents, and past safety and wage records when applying for these public subsidies. The bill has the potential to increase transparency and help Metro Council make better economic decisions on behalf of all its constituents.

Read more here! 

The Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee is a proud member of Stand Up Nashville. 

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