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News from the Central Labor Council of Middle Tennessee.

Next Tuesday, the Town Hall event to launch the campaign for the "Get It Right Bill" in Nashville will be held at 6 pm virtually on Zoom.

There still time to register to join us Saturday, as Union and community members from TN caravan to Bessemer, AL to support one of the most important Union fights in recent memory!

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. 

Half a century after Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, labor advocates say the agency in charge of enforcing the landmark law is failing to protect American workers during the coronavirus pandemic. "We lag behind the rest of the world when it comes to health and safety on the job," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said this week in a conference call. "OSHA has been absent."

Read the full article in CBS News.