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News from the Central Labor Council of Middle Tennessee.

Do you have a plan to vote? Do you have a plan after that?

The upcoming election may be one of the most important in our lifetimes. Can we count on you to join us in casting your vote for our endorsed, pro-labor candidates?

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting application for our November 2020 class!

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

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.

“The AFL-CIO is joining this lawsuit to force the Trump administration to do what it should have done months ago — protect American workers by dramatically increasing the supply of the PPE they need to work safely during this pandemic,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a news release. “The failure to do so is immoral and inexcusable, and we demand action now.

Read the full article in Mass Device.