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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This 👇 right here says it all. President-elect Biden understands what the trades mean to a functioning America.
11/17/2020

This 👇 right here says it all. President-elect Biden understands what the trades mean to a functioning America.

Join the APWU/ US Mail Not For Sale day of action! Call your senators to save the Post Office. Call (833) 924-0085 or re...
11/17/2020

Join the APWU/ US Mail Not For Sale day of action! Call your senators to save the Post Office. Call (833) 924-0085 or reply and we will connect you automatically.

The realization of possibilities is what makes union life ... the best life! Shipyard, union are getting back on same pa...
11/14/2020
Shipyard, union are getting back on same page after strike

The realization of possibilities is what makes union life ... the best life! Shipyard, union are getting back on same page after strike http://strib.mn/3lyuyr5

Months after bitter strike during a pandemic, Bath Iron Works managers and production workers are starting to get on the same page when it comes to catching up on the production schedule.

SMART MEMBER JOE LOWRY WILL BE FIGHTING IN THE UFC DANA WHITE’S CONTENDER SERIES
11/10/2020

SMART MEMBER JOE LOWRY WILL BE FIGHTING IN THE UFC DANA WHITE’S CONTENDER SERIES

Tonight Local 19's own Joe Lowry will be fighting in the UFC Dana White's Contender Series! The show will be streaming on ESPN+ starting at 8pm and Lowry's fight is the 3rd in the series.

This is a great opportunity for Joe and he can be confident that all his brothers and sisters will be at home cheering him on!

AFL-CIO Looks Forward to Working with President-Elect Joe Biden | AFL-CIO https://j.mp/3liWmQk
11/10/2020
AFL-CIO Looks Forward to Working with President-Elect Joe Biden | AFL-CIO

AFL-CIO Looks Forward to Working with President-Elect Joe Biden | AFL-CIO https://j.mp/3liWmQk

Democracy is prevailing. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ victory in this free and fair election is a win for America’s labor movement. Everywhere in every way, working people are heroically and resiliently fighting back against this pandemic, its economic fall out, chronic income inequality and sys...

11/08/2020

The day President-elect Biden is sworn in, he will roll back Trump policies with a blitz of executive actions. Biden has said that he will roll back Executive Orders that illegally strive to prevent unions from representing federal workers #MoveForward

11/07/2020
Metal Trades Department

Metal Trades Department

The American people have spoken!

Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris.

The 2020 Presidential Election is over.

It’s time to unite our country and allow for the peaceful transition of power #MoveForward

11/07/2020

The American people have spoken!

Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris.

The 2020 Presidential Election is over.

It’s time to unite our country and allow for the peaceful transition of power #MoveForward

What the next president inherits:  More than 25 million workers are being hurt by the coronavirus downturn | https://j.m...
11/06/2020
What the next president inherits: More than 25 million workers are being hurt by the coronavirus downturn

What the next president inherits: More than 25 million workers are being hurt by the coronavirus downturn | https://j.mp/2JN3lTT

Some of the most frequent questions I’ve gotten in the last few months are, “How many workers are being hurt by the coronavirus recession?” and “What kind of economy will the next president inherit?” There is a huge amount of confusion about the number of workers impacted because two major...

The MTD joins our friends at AFSCME in thanking all of the hard working poll workers for counting every vote.
11/06/2020

The MTD joins our friends at AFSCME in thanking all of the hard working poll workers for counting every vote.

Voters did our job and cast our ballots. Let's let poll workers do their part. Thank you, poll workers! #EveryVoteCounts

11/05/2020
AFL-CIO

Together, we can ensure America’s democratic process will once again work in an orderly fashion. https://j.mp/32cbdEs

Together, we can ensure America’s democratic process will once again work in an orderly fashion.

Pat Christensen, a business rep for Plumbers and Fitters Local 290, has retired, leaving vacant top leadership spots at ...
11/04/2020
Union coalitions at shipyards, Portland, PPS under new leadership | nwLaborPress

Pat Christensen, a business rep for Plumbers and Fitters Local 290, has retired, leaving vacant top leadership spots at the Metal Trades Council of Portland & Vicinity, the District Council of Unions (DCU) at Portland Public Schools, and the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) at the City of Portland. https://nwlaborpress.org/2020/11/union-coalitions-at-shipyards-portland-pps-under-new-leadership/

Local 290 rep Pat Christensen's retirement left vacant leadership spots at the Metal Trades and union councils at PPS and City of Portland.

11/04/2020

Count Every Vote

Labor Tribune
11/03/2020

Labor Tribune

We are LOVING all these photos from union members/Labor allies showing the lines at the polling places today! Add your photos at the polls to this post!

Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
11/03/2020

Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Election Day is finally here. Today is our last chance to change the direction of this country: to choose hope over despair, science over fiction, community over chaos, fairness over fear, and the needs of many over the will of a privileged few. Please, let’s make our voices heard through our votes.

If you have not voted already, please vote safely today. Mask up, take hand sanitizer, keep a safe distance, and stay in line for as long as it takes to vote. The poll workers at my early voting site made things super safe. They are doing that across the country. For polling place hours of operation, rules for returning your ballot, and, of course, information on the candidates we have endorsed, click here.

America is in the midst of many crises—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency, and that’s on top of fighting for public education and the right to organize, the right to healthcare, and defending our democracy.

Our vote is our voice. The best way to tackle COVID-19, to curb climate change, to fight voter suppression and racism, and to build our economy back better is to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and to vote for lawmakers who share our values in our communities. A vote for Biden and Harris is not just a vote to defeat Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos. Joe and Kamala have our backs. They believe in us. They believe in public education, higher education, healthcare as a right and public services.

Everything today is now about voting in person or dropping your ballot off in person. Whether you plan to drop off your ballot or vote in person, please stay safe. Be sure to save 866-OUR-VOTE in your phone in case you encounter harassment or intimidation at the polls today. For more information about voting in your state, click here.

Throughout this campaign, Biden has reminded voters exactly why he is the right person for these times: his decency, his lived experiences, his ability to speak to our souls. Biden is fighting for the families of our country, while President Trump is all about himself.

Trump’s cruelty and callousness has been on full display—from his disregard for those affected by COVID-19, to his breathtaking lack of empathy for families separated at the border. While Trump spews lies and hate, Biden has plans for healthcare, schools, a fair economy and the climate. He is reaching out to people in every corner of our nation. Biden shows us what’s possible with a president who lifts everyone up.

This election will come down to turnout. If you’ve already voted, I ask that you call three of your friends and make sure they vote today too. For more ways to take action and safely get out the vote, download the AFT Votes app in the Apple or Google app store.

We can win this. But we MUST turn out to vote, we must get our friends, families, co-workers, neighbors and communities to turn out to vote as well, and we must count every vote.

Thank you for all that you do, and thank you for voting.

In unity,
Randi Weingarten
AFT president

Could Right to Work become a national law? That is the promise that is being made by the National Right to Work (RTW) Co...
11/02/2020
Trump Will Sign National Right to Work Law

Could Right to Work become a national law? That is the promise that is being made by the National Right to Work (RTW) Committee in a series of print ads running in Alabama. https://j.mp/3mOLudp

A National Right to Work Committee ad in Alabama says a second Trump term will mean the end of unions

AFL-CIO
10/31/2020

AFL-CIO

Have you already voted? Do you have a plan to vote?

Make one here: workersfirstvoteunion.org

Union Members: Still paying for college? Why? | Metal Trades Free College Benefit. Find out more at https://j.mp/3jHSyGA...
10/30/2020

Union Members: Still paying for college? Why? | Metal Trades Free College Benefit. Find out more at https://j.mp/3jHSyGA | In today's virtual environment, your on-line Free College Benefit continues to flourish. We registered over 40,000 members for Fall 2020!

We have recently added a Bachelor's Degree program for your members and family in partnership with Central State University of Ohio. Your members and their families can now achieve a full four year BA degree at no cost and as always, books included.

Building Back Better | Vote 2020
10/30/2020

Building Back Better | Vote 2020

Workers First Vote Union | Voting is important. We’re making it easy. Check your voter registration status and get the i...
10/26/2020
Workers First Vote Union

Workers First Vote Union | Voting is important. We’re making it easy. Check your voter registration status and get the information you need to vote, including polling place locations and resources to vote by mail safely, securely and on time. https://j.mp/3mmeUPK

Voting is important. We’re making it easy. Check your voter registration status and get the information you need to vote, including polling place locations and resources to vote by mail safely, securely and on time.

HAMMER Training Restarts After COVID-19 Shutdown | Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO https://j.mp/35yK4ga
10/23/2020

HAMMER Training Restarts After COVID-19 Shutdown | Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO https://j.mp/35yK4ga

50 ways Donald Trump has hurt workers and their families - The Labor Tribune https://j.mp/37oekga
10/21/2020
50 ways Donald Trump has hurt workers and their families - The Labor Tribune

50 ways Donald Trump has hurt workers and their families - The Labor Tribune https://j.mp/37oekga

When Donald Trump was first running for office in 2016, his bravado, working man posturing, and talk of “America first” had a certain appeal for workers who felt forgotten, displaced by trade deals that hurt manufacturing and cost U.S. jobs. Trump was able to tap into working people’s frustrat...

Since President Trump has been in office, the average premium for current and retired federal employees has increased a ...
10/21/2020
Art of the Steal: More Money Out of Fed Pockets as Insurance Rates Spike AGAIN Under Trump

Since President Trump has been in office, the average premium for current and retired federal employees has increased a whopping 18.1%

Current and retired federal workers will pay 4.9% more in health insurance premiums on average next year – another in a series of rate hikes that has shifted costs onto feds and wiped out recent wage increases, putting government employees further behind.

Portsmouth Federal Employees MTC
10/20/2020

Portsmouth Federal Employees MTC

VOTE 2020—Where the Candidates Stand on Labor | “It’s up to you to compare the records and decide which candidate in the race is truly committed to America’s Working Families ... Your Vote Counts. Use It!" — Jimmy Hart, Metal Trades Department President | Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO https://metaltrades.org/vote-2020/

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The 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 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.