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News from the Central Labor Council of Middle Tennessee.

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues its successful rollout out and in-person gatherings with our Union family are beginning to feel safer and sa
The AFL-CIO Executive Council today elected Liz Shuler, a visionary leader and longtime trade unionist, to serve as president of the federation of 56 unions and 12.5 million members. Shuler is the first woman to hold the office in the history of the labor federation. The Executive Council also elected United Steelworkers (USW) International Vice President Fred Redmond to succeed Shuler as secretary-treasurer, the first African American to hold the number two office. Tefere Gebre will continue as executive vice president, rounding out the most diverse team of officers ever to lead the AFL-CIO.

Over the past few months, President Donald Trump’s performance has been both unprecedented and unpresidential.

Today, all eyes are on Nashville for the final Presidential debate. Join us as we march to Belmont University to make workers' voices heard! This event will consist of a labor community meetup at 1450 14th Ave S (the Old Murrell School) at 4:00 pm followed by a short march up Wedgewood Ave to a larger demonstration near Belmont's campus. There we will hear from a variety of speakers including our President Vonda McDaniel and our endorsed State House candidate for District 49 Brandon Thomas. Traffic may be hectic with the scale of the debate event, so plan accordingly.

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting application for our November 2020 class! Applications are available online or on paper by request to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until October 31. We encourage anyone interested in our program to apply now or contact Sam Petschulat at 615-426-6671 with any questions or for any further details. We are so excited for this upcoming class and to bring so many talented new individuals into our program and into the labor movement!

With only a few weeks left, it's more important than ever to get out the vote for pro-labor candidates! That's why every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from now until November 3, we have volunteer opportunities to reach out to voters in your community. Join us for these text banking, phone banking, and general volunteer opportunities to ensure that we elect those who will have our backs as we continue working to build our movement. We hope you can join us! For any questions or to learn more, contact Sam Petschulat at [email protected].

With the November elections right around the corner, all eyes are on Nashville for the final Presidential debate. Join us as we march to Belmont University campus to make workers' voices heard! More details about meetup point and route to be announced soon. Check back here for updates!

We know many in our community are struggling with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hearts go out to those who have lost their jobs, seen reductions in hours or are experiencing loss of income due to closed establishments or canceled events.

METRO CARES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The following agencies can work with individuals and families in Metro Nashville to provide the following assistance on a case-by-case basis, as funding allows: Rent/mortgage assistance, utility payment assistance.

Ready to vote this fall but worried about long lines and COVID issues at the polls? Join us and participate in #VoteEarlyTN, a nonpartisan initiative encouraging EVERYONE to get out and VOTE EARLY! We will have food, union goodies, and voting information for all who attend.