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News from the Central Labor Council of Middle Tennessee.

The Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, representing 40 local affiliate labor unions, has announced its endorsements in the Nashville School Board race. They are:

The path to the presidency runs through the labor movement.

Much of the American workplace has shut down, sending millions of employees home to wait out the coronavirus pandemic.

For middle Tennessee workers and union members experiencing job loss, hours loss, or economic challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, the following resources are available. This list will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Campaigning for the presidency in 2016, Donald Trump promised that, if he was elected, “American worker[s] will finally have a president who will protect them and fight for them.”  Has he kept this promise? When it comes to protecting workers’ health and safety, his administration has been a disaster. Once in office, Trump packed the leadership of U.S.

Today, strikes are back—among teachers, hotel workers, auto workers, supermarket employees, and disconsolate Google-ites, among others. (The walkout of roughly 20,00 Google employees, protesting the company’s treatment of sexual harassment, didn’t even make it into the BLS numbers due to the bureau’s definition of what constitutes a work stoppage.) As I write, more than 20,000 workers are preparing to take a strike vote at Safeway markets in the D.C.–Maryland area.

Music City Construction Careers is excited to announce the next Apprenticeship Readiness Program will take place from January 27 to February 7. This training is geared toward helping people of color, women, young people & transitioning veterans get good-paying union jobs with benefits and accepted into federally registered NABTU Apprenticeship Programs.

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 of the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO, and I are throwing down with a little friendly wager that will go to the winner's favorite charity.  The battle on the gridiron question will ultimately be decided on Sunday afternoon. 

Income for middle-class Americans is growing more slowly than for both top earners and the poor, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The analysis comes two years after President Donald Trump enacted the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a major overhaul in the nation's tax laws billed by the White House as a boon for the middle class.

Several recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board would make it harder for workers to unionize. However, labor unions refused to take these decisions lying down.

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