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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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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