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Attendees January 20, 2019 - 11:56am

The information and materials found on this page are intended for 2019 AFL-CIO MLK Conference attendees. Text MLK to 235-246 to stay up-to-date with any schedule changes or updates, and follow and upload photos using #MLKConf on all social media.

Frank Cleary January 20, 2019 - 11:30am

PPF/UA 630 (Plumbers)

From The Louisville Courier-Journal: Mitch McConnell: Senate will vote next week on Trump shutdown plan January 20, 2019 - 9:05am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would bring President Donald Trump's immigration proposal for a vote this week. 

On Saturday, Trump announced a plan that offered protections for some undocumented immigrants in exchange for border wall funding.

MLK: 'Our needs are identical with labor's needs' January 19, 2019 - 8:02pm


AFT Local 1360

"The labor-hater and labor-baiter is virtually always a twin-headed creature spewing anti-Negro epithets from one mouth and anti-labor propaganda from the other mouth," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. told the 1961 AFL-CIO convention.

As we approach Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I'm thinking of a different King.

Rep. Steve King.

Stop DeSantis' War on our Democracy Rally January 19, 2019 - 5:11pm

Palm Beach County SOE Office

Agenda At-A-Glance January 19, 2019 - 4:54pm

Friday, Jan. 18

Noon–7 p.m.Conference Registration and Exhibits
3–5 p.m.Town Hall: The Fierce Urgency of Now
Watch the video of Andrew Gillum in conversation with Melanie L. Campbell.
5:30–7 p.m.

Key Issues Forums

Let's rally outside McConnell's office in Lexington Wednesday January 19, 2019 - 4:50pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: From the Washington Post: Trump offers 3-year extension of protection for ‘dreamers’ in exchange for $5.7 billion for wall; Democrats call it a ‘non-starter’

From The Louisville Courier-Journal: Bevin, like Trump, harms democracy by tearing down institutions January 19, 2019 - 9:47am


Gov. Matt Bevin’s most destructive tendency is his penchant to attack, attack, attack — the truth be damned — whenever anything is said or done with which he disagrees.

From Forward Kentucky: Glenn lawyer argues for dismissal in election challenge January 18, 2019 - 9:57pm

In a pre-trial filing on Thursday, January 17, the lawyer for Rep. Jim Glenn presented five arguments for either deciding the election challenge in Glenn’s favor, or dismissing the case entirely.

Anna Whites, part of the Glenn legal team, filed the brief as requested by the committee hearing the election challenge of Glenn’s one-vote victory in the 2018 midterm election. The brief begins with a summary of the five arguments, followed by a section laying out further legal arguments and case law for each point.

Stop the shutdown rally set for Wednesday outside McConnell's Lexington office January 18, 2019 - 9:15pm

A “Demand Mitch McConnell #CallTheVote and #StopTheShutdown” rally is set for Wednesday outside the Senate majority leader's Lexington office, 771 Corporate Dr.

The rally starts at 11:30 and will last an hour.

Co-sponsors are the Kentucky State AFL-CIO, Greater Louisville Central Labor Council and American Federation of Government Employees. 

Legislative Lowdown - Jan. 18, 2019 January 18, 2019 - 5:58pm

 Today is Day 11 of the 140-day regular session of the 86thTexas Legislature.

Dallas Labor is Hub of Progressive Movement January 18, 2019 - 3:52pm

Strategic plans to advance working families were made at the January AFL-CIO Central Labor Council meeting on January 17.

Stop the Shutdown

Mark York at DFW rally

Workers Memorial Day - Hartford January 18, 2019 - 2:50pm

On April 26, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. This year we will come together to defend hard-won victories by working people from attacks by right-wing politicians and business groups. We will commit to fighting until all workers have safe jobs and the freedom to form unions to seek a better future.

More details to come.

Women's March - Hartford January 18, 2019 - 2:47pm

On the second anniversary of the first Women's March in 2017, people of all backgrounds will come together to defend women's rights, workers' rights, civil rights, immigrant rights, and much more. The Connecticut AFL-CIO is again joining with the rest of the labor movement and community allies to support the 2019 Women's March.

Brief Agenda:

12:00 PM - March starts at Corning Fountain
1:00 PM - Rally starts on north steps of the Capitol building
3:00 PM - Rally/speakers conclude (approximate time)

Alert: Government Shutdown Resources January 18, 2019 - 1:49pm

AFGE, PA AFL-CIO, PA 2-1-1 and United Way have partnered together to give you  all the information you need at your fingertips to make it through the Government Shutdown

PA 211 January 18, 2019 - 12:47pm

2019 Iowa Legislative Forum Schedule January 18, 2019 - 11:07am

Clinton Labor Congress

                Clinton County

                                February 16th, 2019 from 9am to 10:30am

                                                Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, 721 S 2nd Street, Clinton

                                February 16th, 2019 from 11am to 12pm

                                                DeWitt Community Center, 512 10th Street, DeWitt

                                March 9th, 2019 from 9am to 10:30am


As the government shutdown drags on, some 7,800 federal workers across Massachusetts aren’t receiving a paycheck—even as many are forced to report for work. Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Steven A. Tolman (TCU/IAM), Greater Boston Labor Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Rich Rogers (IUPAT) and Sen.

Congratulations to the courageous members of USW Locals 12012 and 12003 for reaching a tentative agreement with National Grid January 18, 2019 - 9:54am

Congratulations to the courageous members of USW Locals 12012 and 12003 for reaching a tentative agreement with National Grid.Also a shout out for two tough, principled leaders Joe Kirylo and John Buonopane along with their International Union Rep. Steve Finnigan for keeping their members strong and united through over six months without paychecks or health benefits.

Boston Globe Op-Ed: Governor Baker, it’s time to hold gas utilities accountable January 18, 2019 - 9:54am
from december 18th Boston Globe: