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News from the Central Labor Council of Middle Tennessee.

For middle Tennessee workers and union members experiencing job loss, hours loss, or economic challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, the following resourc

Music City Construction Careers is excited to announce the next Apprenticeship Readiness Program will take place from January 27 to February 7.

Working families in Nashville and Kansas City have a question to settle this weekend.  We will see who plays the best football. Pat Dujakovich, President

One night at his UPS job, Tefere Gebre's co-worker handed him some union material. 

“He told me that I’d get health care and vacation and other benefits by filling it out. I said, ‘Are you serious?’ I thought, ‘Hmm. Everyone should have that.’”

Tefere, the executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, has been a proud union member for most of his life, valuing the freedom of people to come together in union.

Growing up in rural Kentucky, Augusta Thomas witnessed the extreme measures elected officials would take to prevent African-American men from voting.
Culinary worker Brittany Bronson talks not only about the benefits of joining her union, but also about the opportunities being part of a unionized workforce offer women, particularly women who have long careers in the workforce.

Anniversaries can be celebratory or somber. Today we celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and it is the kind of anniversary in which we hail the success of the act, while also acknowledging the deficiencies in our democracy that make the full act necessary.