Metal Trades Department

Metal Trades Department The Metal Trades Department is a trade department of the AFL-CIO. It was chartered in 1908 to coordinate negotiating, organizing and legislative efforts of affiliated metal working and related crafts and trade unions.
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The Metal Trades Free College Benefit Now Enrolling For Classes Starting June 7, 2021 https://j.mp/3jHSyGA
05/05/2021

The Metal Trades Free College Benefit Now Enrolling For Classes Starting June 7, 2021
https://j.mp/3jHSyGA

A Turning Point for the U.S. Flag Fleet - TTD https://j.mp/3vMVeci
05/05/2021
A Turning Point for the U.S. Flag Fleet - TTD

A Turning Point for the U.S. Flag Fleet - TTD https://j.mp/3vMVeci

The strength of the U.S.-flagged, U.S-crewed merchant marine fleet continues to be an essential linchpin for economic security, military readiness, and the availability of good jobs with strong wages and benefits in the domestic maritime industry. However, for decades, the U.S. fleet and U.S. marine...

The American Families Plan is designed to aid the lower and working class both in educational attainment and opportunity...
05/05/2021

The American Families Plan is designed to aid the lower and working class both in educational attainment and opportunity, as well as helping to curve the cost of quality child care, as lower and middle-class families spend approximately 7% of their income on child care.

The American Families Plan is designed to aid the lower and working class both in educational attainment and opportunity, as well as helping to curve the cost of quality child care, as lower and middle-class families spend approximately 7% of their income on child care.

Tell your Senator to say "YES" to the #PROact today and help workers voices be heard.https://j.mp/39UFJH5
05/05/2021
Pass the PRO Act | AFL-CIO

Tell your Senator to say "YES" to the #PROact today and help workers voices be heard.
https://j.mp/39UFJH5

I just called my U.S. Senators to ask them to vote YES on the PRO Act. We need to Protect the Right to Organize!

Ai-jen Poo is the founder and former leader of Domestic Workers United. In 2010 they helped pass the New York Domestic W...
05/05/2021

Ai-jen Poo is the founder and former leader of Domestic Workers United. In 2010 they helped pass the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, the US' first bill to grant domestic workers rights like paid leave, overtime pay, and protection from discrimination.
#aapiheritagemonth

The American Families Plan seeks to aid the everyday American worker and their families by protecting incomes and the ri...
05/04/2021
Pass the PRO Act | AFL-CIO

The American Families Plan seeks to aid the everyday American worker and their families by protecting incomes and the right to education. Similarly the #PROact seeks to help bolster the support and protections of workers form harmful labor practices.
https://j.mp/39UFJH5

I just called my U.S. Senators to ask them to vote YES on the PRO Act. We need to Protect the Right to Organize!

The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance was founded in 1992 when 500 Asian Pacific American labor activist met to give...
05/04/2021

The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance was founded in 1992 when 500 Asian Pacific American labor activist met to give a voice to the marginalized group. The group formed to address issues surrounding the treatment of AAPI workers and their need to be heard.
#aapiheritagemonth

The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance was founded in 1992 when 500 Asian Pacific American labor activist met to give a voice to the marginalized group. The group formed to address issues surrounding the treatment of AAPI workers and their need to be heard.
#aapiheritagemonth

Tell your Senator to say "YES" to the #PROact today and let workers voices be heard and keep them protected while on the...
05/03/2021
Pass the PRO Act | AFL-CIO

Tell your Senator to say "YES" to the #PROact today and let workers voices be heard and keep them protected while on the job.
https://j.mp/39UFJH5

I just called my U.S. Senators to ask them to vote YES on the PRO Act. We need to Protect the Right to Organize!

In 1982, in Chinatown New York, May Chen organized a strike of over 20,000 garment workers who were almost entirely wome...
05/03/2021

In 1982, in Chinatown New York, May Chen organized a strike of over 20,000 garment workers who were almost entirely women in order to renew their union contracts. In the process the won their contracts and received increased wages and benefits for workers.
#aapiheritagemonth

In 1982, in Chinatown New York, May Chen organized a strike of over 20,000 garment workers who were almost entirely women in order to renew their union contracts. In the process the won their contracts and received increased wages and benefits for workers.
#aapiheritagemonth

The American Families Plan seeks to help support and foster children and American workers. This means expanding aspects ...
05/02/2021

The American Families Plan seeks to help support and foster children and American workers. This means expanding aspects of the American Rescue Plan such as keeping tax cuts like the Child Tax Credit, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit.

The American Families Plan seeks to help support and foster children and American workers. This means expanding aspects of the American Rescue Plan such as keeping tax cuts like the Child Tax Credit, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit.

Larry Itiong was a Filipino-American labor leader who in 1956 founded the Filipino Farm Labor Union. In 1965 he led the ...
05/02/2021

Larry Itiong was a Filipino-American labor leader who in 1956 founded the Filipino Farm Labor Union. In 1965 he led the five year Delano Grape Strike of over 2000 Filipino workers. They demanded higher hourly pay, a small pay per box, and the right to unionize.
#aapiheritagemonth

Larry Itiong was a Filipino-American labor leader who in 1956 founded the Filipino Farm Labor Union. In 1965 he led the five year Delano Grape Strike of over 2000 Filipino workers. They demanded higher hourly pay, a small pay per box, and the right to unionize.
#aapiheritagemonth

The #PROact is designed to back up workers when they are faced with unlawful and unfair labor practices. Protecting the ...
05/02/2021
Pass the PRO Act | AFL-CIO

The #PROact is designed to back up workers when they are faced with unlawful and unfair labor practices. Protecting the right to organize is crucial to the labor movement. Let your voice be heard and tell your Senator to say "YES" to the #PROact today!
https://j.mp/39UFJH5

I just called my U.S. Senators to ask them to vote YES on the PRO Act. We need to Protect the Right to Organize!

05/01/2021

As a Trade Unionist I am drawn to the history of May Day and especially the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions (which would later become the American Federation of Labor, or AFL) convention in Chicago in 1884. The FOTLU proclaimed “eight hours shall constitute a legal day’s labor from and after May 1, 1886.” Steeped in the knowledge that all things are possible when labor works together, I want to recognize the long history of workers joining together to fight for real change. The Senate must pass the #PROAct to strengthen people’s right to organize!

As of April 24, 2021, the Senate passed the anti-Asian American Hate Crime bill. This came as a direct response to the M...
05/01/2021

As of April 24, 2021, the Senate passed the anti-Asian American Hate Crime bill. This came as a direct response to the March attack and the rising rates of xenophobic and anti-Asian based hate crimes since the start of COVID-19.
#aapiheritagemonth

As of April 24, 2021, the Senate passed the anti-Asian American Hate Crime bill. This came as a direct response to the March attack and the rising rates of xenophobic and anti-Asian based hate crimes since the start of COVID-19.
#aapiheritagemonth

The #PROact is designed to keep workers in mind in both voice and economics. Similarly the American Families Plan seeks ...
05/01/2021
Pass the PRO Act | AFL-CIO

The #PROact is designed to keep workers in mind in both voice and economics. Similarly the American Families Plan seeks to help foster working class families so that they may be able to prioritize child care and education without breaking the bank.
https://j.mp/39UFJH5

I just called my U.S. Senators to ask them to vote YES on the PRO Act. We need to Protect the Right to Organize!

On May  9, 1934 the West Coast waterfront strike of dockworker's set off to call for more men on each crew, lighter load...
04/30/2021

On May 9, 1934 the West Coast waterfront strike of dockworker's set off to call for more men on each crew, lighter loads, and an independent union for dockworkers. This strike was formed by Frank McCormick and Harry Hay, both of which were openly gay.
#DiversityMonth

On May 9, 1934 the West Coast waterfront strike of dockworker's set off to call for more men on each crew, lighter loads, and an independent union for dockworkers. This strike was formed by Frank McCormick and Harry Hay, both of which were openly gay.
#DiversityMonth

The #PROact is designed to keep workers voices heard. Tell your Senator to say "YES" today. In addition, the American Fa...
04/30/2021
Pass the PRO Act | AFL-CIO

The #PROact is designed to keep workers voices heard. Tell your Senator to say "YES" today. In addition, the American Families Plan seeks to aid workers not only in job and income protection, but also to help lift up the working class and their families.
https://j.mp/39UFJH5

I just called my U.S. Senators to ask them to vote YES on the PRO Act. We need to Protect the Right to Organize!

The impact of changes in public-sector bargaining laws on districts’ spending on teacher compensation | Economic Policy ...
04/29/2021
The impact of changes in public-sector bargaining laws on districts’ spending on teacher compensation

The impact of changes in public-sector bargaining laws on districts’ spending on teacher compensation | Economic Policy Institute https://j.mp/3vzcfa7

Summary What this paper finds: Legislative measures restricting public-sector collective bargaining rights enacted in Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, and Wisconsin in 2011 and 2012 significantly reduced school districts’ spending on teacher compensation, including both teacher salaries an...

Tell your Senator to say "YES" to the #PROact today! The #PROact means protecting the right to a safe and friendly work ...
04/29/2021
Pass the PRO Act | AFL-CIO

Tell your Senator to say "YES" to the #PROact today! The #PROact means protecting the right to a safe and friendly work environment while also giving employees a chance to be heard, something that belongs to every worker.
https://j.mp/39UFJH5

I just called my U.S. Senators to ask them to vote YES on the PRO Act. We need to Protect the Right to Organize!

Approximately 40% of employees who have experienced harassment, bullying or stereotyping led them to quit their job and ...
04/29/2021

Approximately 40% of employees who have experienced harassment, bullying or stereotyping led them to quit their job and seek alternative employment opportunities. The importance of a diverse, welcoming, and safe work environment is incredibly significant.
#DiversityMonth

Approximately 40% of employees who have experienced harassment, bullying or stereotyping led them to quit their job and seek alternative employment opportunities. The importance of a diverse, welcoming, and safe work environment is incredibly significant.
#DiversityMonth

From the beginning of the formation of unions, immigrants have helped to build strong labor groups. Immigrants from arou...
04/28/2021

From the beginning of the formation of unions, immigrants have helped to build strong labor groups. Immigrants from around the globe aided in the development of the labor movement and due to this often workers rights and immigrant rights go hand in hand.
#DiversityMonth

From the beginning of the formation of unions, immigrants have helped to build strong labor groups. Immigrants from around the globe aided in the development of the labor movement and due to this often workers rights and immigrant rights go hand in hand.
#DiversityMonth

Today we honor those who've passed and fight for those living. April 28th is #WMD2021 and what better a time than now to...
04/28/2021
Pass the PRO Act | AFL-CIO

Today we honor those who've passed and fight for those living. April 28th is #WMD2021 and what better a time than now to see what you can do to help workers in need. At a time like this the #PROact is here to remind us that we can do better. #1uSafety
https://j.mp/39UFJH5

I just called my U.S. Senators to ask them to vote YES on the PRO Act. We need to Protect the Right to Organize!

COVID-19 shows just how vulnerable workers are. Protect workers health by telling your Senator to say "YES" to the #PROa...
04/27/2021
Pass the PRO Act | AFL-CIO

COVID-19 shows just how vulnerable workers are. Protect workers health by telling your Senator to say "YES" to the #PROact and let them know that workers deserve the right to be heard and protected on the job. #1uSafety #WMD2021 #IWMD2021
https://j.mp/39UFJH5

I just called my U.S. Senators to ask them to vote YES on the PRO Act. We need to Protect the Right to Organize!

Did you know that the more diverse a company is in gender, race, ability, and sexual orientation, the more positively im...
04/27/2021

Did you know that the more diverse a company is in gender, race, ability, and sexual orientation, the more positively impacted employee competition and performance is? Employees tend to seek a diverse work environment and be more comfortable in one.
#DiversityMonth

Did you know that the more diverse a company is in gender, race, ability, and sexual orientation, the more positively impacted employee competition and performance is? Employees tend to seek a diverse work environment and be more comfortable in one.
#DiversityMonth

The Metal Trades Department applauds President Biden's Executive Order Establishing the White House Task Force on Worker...
04/26/2021
FACT SHEET: Executive Order Establishing the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment | The White House

The Metal Trades Department applauds President Biden's Executive Order Establishing the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment. We look forward to working with Vice President Harris, Secretary Walsh and the other members of the Task Force to ensure working Americans have a level playing field when organizing and collectively bargaining. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/04/26/fact-sheet-executive-order-establishing-the-white-house-task-force-on-worker-organizing-and-empowerment/

Today, President Biden will sign an Executive Order establishing the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment. The Task Force will be

COVID-19 deeply effects workers both in terms of health and economically. Now more than ever workers deserve to be prote...
04/26/2021
Pass the PRO Act | AFL-CIO

COVID-19 deeply effects workers both in terms of health and economically. Now more than ever workers deserve to be protected and kept safe on the job. The #PROact helps give workers the ability to be heard and to reinforce the OSH Act. #1uSafety
#IWMD2021
https://j.mp/39UFJH5

I just called my U.S. Senators to ask them to vote YES on the PRO Act. We need to Protect the Right to Organize!

Did you know that women make up 50.8% of the US population? 58.2% of the labor force is comprised of women 16 and older....
04/26/2021

Did you know that women make up 50.8% of the US population? 58.2% of the labor force is comprised of women 16 and older. However, at about 40%, men and women believe there's a double standard in hiring between the sexes, with men being twice as likely to be hired.
#DiversityMonth

Did you know that women make up 50.8% of the US population? 58.2% of the labor force is comprised of women 16 and older. However, at about 40%, men and women believe there's a double standard in hiring between the sexes, with men being twice as likely to be hired.
#DiversityMonth

The right to a safe and friendly work environment belongs to every worker. Passing the #PROact means giving employees a ...
04/25/2021
Pass the PRO Act | AFL-CIO

The right to a safe and friendly work environment belongs to every worker. Passing the #PROact means giving employees a voice and lets them form unions without fear of job persecution. Tell your Senator to say "YES" today! #1uSafety #IWMD2021 #WMD2021
https://j.mp/39UFJH5

I just called my U.S. Senators to ask them to vote YES on the PRO Act. We need to Protect the Right to Organize!

In 1972 on September 23-24, 1200 black union officials from 37 national unions met. They gave themselves the name of the...
04/25/2021

In 1972 on September 23-24, 1200 black union officials from 37 national unions met. They gave themselves the name of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist and at the time it was the largest gathering in the history of black unionist in the labor movement.
#DiversityMonth

In 1972 on September 23-24, 1200 black union officials from 37 national unions met. They gave themselves the name of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist and at the time it was the largest gathering in the history of black unionist in the labor movement.
#DiversityMonth

50 years ago the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect and now more than ever the health and safety of wor...
04/24/2021
Pass the PRO Act | AFL-CIO

50 years ago the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect and now more than ever the health and safety of workers needs protection. The #PROact seeks to help strengthen labor practices that keep employees heard, healthy, and safe. #IWMD2021
https://j.mp/39UFJH5

I just called my U.S. Senators to ask them to vote YES on the PRO Act. We need to Protect the Right to Organize!

As of 2020, 17.9% of people with a disability are employed full-time and 29% are employed part-time. Those with disabili...
04/24/2021

As of 2020, 17.9% of people with a disability are employed full-time and 29% are employed part-time. Those with disabilities are also more likely than those non-disabled to be self-employed and were more likely (14.9%) to work in production, transportation, etc.
#DiversityMonth

As of 2020, 17.9% of people with a disability are employed full-time and 29% are employed part-time. Those with disabilities are also more likely than those non-disabled to be self-employed and were more likely (14.9%) to work in production, transportation, etc.
#DiversityMonth

The #PROact protects employees from discrimination or termination if they chose to file complaint, report labor law viol...
04/23/2021
Pass the PRO Act | AFL-CIO

The #PROact protects employees from discrimination or termination if they chose to file complaint, report labor law violations to the federal, state, local government or labor board or testify against said violation. Tell your Senator to say "YES" today!
https://j.mp/39UFJH5

I just called my U.S. Senators to ask them to vote YES on the PRO Act. We need to Protect the Right to Organize!

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The Metal Trades Department is a trade department of the AFL-CIO. It was chartered in 1908 to coordinate negotiating, organizing and legislative efforts of affiliated metalworking and related crafts and trade unions. Seventeen national and international unions are affiliated with the MTD today. More than 100,000 workers in private industry and federal establishments work under contracts negotiated by MTD Councils. Workers retain membership in their own trade unions.


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