Monthly Schedule of Events

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Greater Danbury CLC: Second Tuesday, 6:30pm 

Fairfield County CLC: Second Thursday, 5:30pm

Western (Waterbury) CLC: First Tuesday, 5:30pm

Greater New Haven CLC: Second Monday, 6:00pm  

ALF Area-Wide Meeting: Third Thursday, 6:30pm

The PRO Act: A Pathway to the American Dream Roundtable

The transition to civilian life is difficult, and a union career provides a pathway for veterans to achieve the American Dream during their transition and beyond. Join the Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO for a conversation with prominent veteran labor leaders on how joining a union changed their lives and how the PRO Act will enable veterans across the country to access the benefits of a union.

RSVP for this important event.

How the PRO Act Will Help Address Systemic Racism

The PRO Act is more than labor law reform, it’s civil rights legislation.

A union contract is the single best tool we have to close racial and gender wage gaps, and to ensure dignity and due process for workers, regardless of where we were born, who we are or what industry we work in.

Join AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre (UFCW) and AFL-CIO Director of Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Clayola Brown (Workers United) for a panel on how the PRO Act will help address systemic racism.

The PRO Act and Freelancers Town Hall

Misclassification is a serious issue that affects freelancers, app-based workers and people working across the gig economy.

The PRO Act expands the definition of an employee so that some independent contractors and freelancers can join a union in order to advocate for higher wages, better working conditions, and worker protections.

There’s a fierce misinformation campaign being waged against the PRO Act, specifically targeting freelancers. So join our town hall to learn more about how the PRO Act will help freelancers.

We Were There: In Celebration of CLUW's 47th Anniversary

The Coalition of Labor Union Women will celebrate its 47th anniversary with We Were There, a play consisting of great historical women leaders to current activists. This year's program will be streamed online and is co-sponsored by the Labor Heritage Foundation.

The Power of the Union Economy

America’s economy is hurting and workers across the country are suffering. Problems like college affordability, limited housing and undemocratic capital markets have been made worse by the pandemic and the economic crisis. Power imbalances remain at the heart of these issues. It’s time to make our economy work for working people, and the labor movement and our allies are doing just that.

New England Workers for Biden/Harris

Join Joe Biden, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, national and New England labor leaders, and top Democrats from across New England for this one-in-a-lifetime event to get out the vote diuring this once-in-a-lifetime election!

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Labor Is Out for Biden

Joe Biden will be the president who will protect the LGBTQ community, restore the progress this president has trampled over, and expand LGBTQ equality further than any other presidential candidate in history. Hear from LGBTQ leaders and elected officials all the ways a Joe Biden presidency will help the lives of LGBTQ working people nationwide. We need to get out the vote for Joe, so join us and learn how you can make a difference in the last crunch before Election Day.

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GOTV Kickoff with AFL-CIO President Trumka

Union members, and our family and friends, will make the difference this election. Join AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka at 2 p.m. ET to kick off the final four days to get ou the vote.

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Labor Live: Protecting the U.S. Postal Service and Vote by Mail

The U.S. Postal Service is one of America’s greatest institutions. It connects everyone all across the country—urban, suburban, rural. And our postal workers, letter carriers and mail handlers, 500,000 union members strong, are on the job and ready to deliver the mail—including all our mail-in ballots for the upcoming election.

Labor Live: The Ongoing Economic Fallout of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and the incompetent federal government response has plunged our economy into the worst crisis since the Great Depression. Nearly half of all Americans say they or a member of their household have lost income as a result of the pandemic. Join AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler for a discussion with union members in some of the hardest-hit industries, as the labor movement fights for the HEROES Act and other relief for workers who have lost jobs, pay and hours through no fault of their own.

Labor Live: Front-Line Workers and COVID-19

Join AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka for a conversation with union members who are serving on the front lines as we battle COVID-19. From teaching our kids to caring for the sick to serving our communities, these workers will share their personal journeys and discuss why we need to pass the HEROES Act to protect and support those on the job.

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Catholic Labor Network: Labor Day Mass

When Kentucky legislators proposed anti-union “right to work” legislation in 2017, Bishop John Stowe of the Lexington Diocese spoke out boldly in defense of Catholic social teaching on unions and worker justice. Please join us for the Catholic Labor Network’s first annual livestreamed Labor Day mass, celebrated by Bishop Stowe.

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Labor Live: The Power of the Union Economy

America’s economy is in crisis, and many union members are hurting. Millions of workers have been laid off through no fault of their own, and many more have lost income and benefits. The labor movement knows how to use our collective purchasing power to make a positive impact for working people. Join us as we show how the AFL-CIO is harnessing the full strength of the union economy through our partnerships with Union Plus, the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust and the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust.

All of Us: SNAP the Vote!

The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) will present a Facebook Live town hall commemorating the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote. The struggle for full suffrage continues today, so tune in to hear from women leaders as we examine the complex history of the suffrage movement. They will provide the resources necessary for YOU to get involved in getting women out to vote.

Women in the COVID-19 Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights and accentuates the challenges women face in the economy. Join economist Elise Gould from the Economic Policy Institute, Secretary-Treasurer April Sims from the Washington State Labor Council, and President Vonda McDaniel from the Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee as they discuss the multiple effects of the pandemic on working women.

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All of Us: Out + Essential

In this moment, when a global pandemic and the subsequent economic fallout are disproportionately impacting LGBTQ people and people of color, we are reminded that the labor movement, the LGBTQ equality movement and the civil rights movement have an intertwined and shared history. As protesters demand accountability from police and proclaim that Black lives matter, it helps to remember that all three movements have seen violence at the hands of police in order to win our rights.

Town Hall: Labor, Community, Clergy

Many urgent and necessary conversations are happening within labor, the Black community, the religious community, and the progressive community around the racial injustice highlighted by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery; the disparate impact of COVID-19 on workers of color, and the economic essentials necessary to stabilize and rebuild our country.

31st Anniversary of L'Ambiance Plaza

This ceremony marks the 31st anniversary of the L’Ambiance Plaza collapse that took place on April 23, 1987. Due to faulty lift slab construction, 28 workers were crushed to death at the site of the L’Ambiance development. 

Strategic Corporate Research Summer School

The AFL-CIO and Cornell University are sponsoring a Strategic Corporate Research Summer School on June 10-15, 2018 in Ithaca, New York. The application deadline is May 1.

Working People's Day of Action

On Saturday, Feb. 24, join thousands of working people and our allies in the Working People's Day of Action. We will stand up for the freedom of working people to come together and fight for decent and equitable pay for our work, affordable health care, quality schools, vibrant communities and a secure future for all of us.

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Remembering Alice Hamilton: Defender of Social Justice

Celebrating the life of Alice Hamilton who was a leader in studying workplace hazards such as lead and mercury and a strong advocate for womens and immigrants rights. The event will include a panel discussion featuring the importance of her work and how it relates to the present day and a video presentation of her life and accomplishments. Sponsored by ConnectiCOSH & the CT Coalition for Environmental Justice. 

MLK Day Labor & Community Dinner

Join us for an evening of community & labor engagement as we reflect together on MLK's legacy and DREAM. Speakers will encourage unity and action as we continue to fight for equality. Local events will be announced for guests to participate in addition to a campaign kickoff. Sponsored by UNITE HERE & the Western CT Area Labor Federation. 

2018 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

Hundreds of social justice professionals, activists and community leaders will join together in Houston for the AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference.

This year’s theme: Reclaiming the Dream: Strategize, Organize, Mobilize! Is about shifting the rules and building power so that working communities can thrive and families can enjoy the fruits of their labor. Too many of our family members, friends, loved ones and neighbors are overworked, underpaid and underemployed. And far too many are barely making it from day to day.

Advanced Organizing Workshop: Chicago

The curriculum for this Organizing Institute training was developed in collaboration with senior staff from partner unions. It's designed to give organizers a chance to step back from the day-to-day responsibilities and think about strategic planning and long-term goals to win power for the working class. This training will help organizers with field experience take on greater responsibility for planning, leading—and winning—successful campaigns.

The workshop focuses on:

Advanced Organizing Workshop: Washington, D.C.

The curriculum for this Organizing Institute training was developed in collaboration with senior staff from partner unions. It's designed to give organizers a chance to step back from the day-to-day responsibilities and think about strategic planning and long-term goals to win power for the working class. This training will help organizers with field experience take on greater responsibility for planning, leading—and winning—successful campaigns.

The workshop focuses on:

Coalition of Labor Union Women Leadership Skills Conference

Now more than ever, when issues of major concern to women such as the economy, sexual harassment, denigration of women and minorities, equal pay and the future of the country are front and center in the presidential campaign and are taking prominence in congressional races, this conference is for you!  Our theme: “Where Do We Go From Here: The Path Continues” is super timely as this message resonates as the conference takes place only days after the 2016 election and our plenary sessions will concentrate on post-election analysis and will also include a dialogue on racism.

NextUp National Day of Action

Join us on October 8 for a national day of action for all young people. You can participate in one of two ways:

  • WALK. We'll connect you to a walk to talk to our fellow union members and neighbors. 
  • CALL. With a cell phone and wifi, you can call young people in Ohio and Nevada from the comfort of your couch.

It doesn't take a lot to make a huge difference. Sign up today. 

Webinar: Flavoring Chemical Hazards

Join National COSH on Thursday, October 13, at 12 p.m. ET for a free webinar on flavoring chemical hazards for workers in manufacturing facilities. 

Attorneys Anne McGinness Kearse and Scott Hall of Motley Rice are helping workers learn more about these potential dangers. They also represent workers who may have developed diseases as a result of harmful exposure. They will discuss how workers who work in facilities that process coffee, candy, microwave popcorn, and other products can be exposed to flavoring chemicals linked to dangerous lung diseases. 

AFL-CIO 28th Constitutional Convention

The AFL-CIO is governed by a quadrennial convention at which all federation members are represented by elected delegates of our unions. Convention delegates set broad policies and goals for the union movement and every four years elect the AFL-CIO officers—the president, secretary-treasurer, executive vice president and vice presidents. These officers make up the AFL-CIO Executive Council, which guides the daily work of the federation.

QuickBooks Training for Secretary-Treasurers and Union Bookkeepers

BONNIE LADIN UNION SKILLS TRAINING

This is a hands-on class in the computer lab, designed for developing participant’s proficiency with QuickBooks as it relates to a financial operation of a typical local. The class is for beginners and advanced users of QuickBooks. The workshop will provide participants an excellent understanding of QuickBooks tailored to the needs of their Local.

Secretary-Treasurers and Officers Fiduciary Responsibilities

BONNIE LADIN UNION SKILLS TRAINING

It is crucial for the entire executive board of a local to understand their fiduciary responsibilities. This training will cover the legal responsibilities of union officers and review the LMRDA (the law that governs labor unions) and IRS rules and regulations. The workshop will cover various aspects of managing the financial side of administering a union, as well as managing the union finances through setting policies and procedures as well as organizing and managing the finances and budgeting.

Advanced Organizing Workshop: Washington, D.C.

The curriculum for this Organizing Institute training was developed in collaboration with senior staff from partner unions. It's designed to give organizers a chance to step back from the day-to-day responsibilities and think about strategic planning and long-term goals to win power for the working class. This training will help organizers with field experience take on greater responsibility for planning, leading—and winning—successful campaigns.

The workshop focuses on: