Next Apprenticeship Readiness Program Starts January 27!


Music City Construction Careers is excited to announce the next Apprenticeship Readiness Program will take place from January 27 to February 7. This training is geared toward helping people of color, women, young people & transitioning veterans get good-paying union jobs with benefits and accepted into federally registered NABTU Apprenticeship Programs. We will hold info sessions for people interested in applying on January 7 and January 13. Interviews will be held January 21 and January 22. Click HERE to download the application. Completed applications can be mailed to Music City Construction Careers, PO Box 290153, Nashville, TN. Questions? Contact us at or 615-212-8546.

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Nov. 21: Bargaining for the Common Good with Arlene Inouye of United Teachers Los Angeles


Please join us for a very special evening with President Vonda McDaniel of the Central Labor Council in conversation with Arlene Inouye, Secretary of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) & lead negotiator during their recent historic strike.

This important and timely discussion will explore UTLA's whole worker organizing & Bargaining for the Common Good model. They will also delve into how UTLA is taking the worksite & community power it built during the strike to move its ambitious New Deal for Public Schools platform. All the while drawing out lessons for Nashville.

You won't want to miss it!

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#SolidaritySunday-- Supper on the Strike Line


#SolidaritySunday-- Show your solidarity with UAW Local 1853 members on strike against General Motors in Spring Hill!

THIS SUNDAY, October 13, the Central Labor Council and labor supporters far and wide are cooking up Sunday Supper on the Strike line. We'll have a fish fry with all the fixings for workers on the picket line and stand with our union brothers and sisters as they enter their fourth week on strike. ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN!

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO JOIN, we're also collecting donations of snacks and gatorade (they have plenty of water right now). Drop off donations during regular business hours to the CLC or TN AFL-CIO office, 1901 Lindell Ave. in Nashville, or take directly to the strike line!

2pm-- Carpool from Nashville-- Meet at the Central Labor Council/ TN AFL-CIO Office, 1901 Lindell Ave.
3pm-- Meet us at the Spring Hill UAW Hall-- 125 Stephen P Yokich Pkwy, Spring Hill, TN 37174

Please share widely! Download the flyer here.

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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 ( 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


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

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

402 Franklin Rd, 24/7

500 Liberty Pike, 7am-5pm

1002 highway 70 W, 7am-5pm

1820 Ashland City Rd, 7am-5pm

440 N Belvedere Dr, 7am-5pm

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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