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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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Do you wish to do more for workers? Well you can help by finding a picket line near you or donating to a strike fund. #S...
04/20/2022
Strike Map | AFL-CIO

Do you wish to do more for workers? Well you can help by finding a picket line near you or donating to a strike fund. #Solidarity #LaborMovement

Working people feel a new sense of power and leverage. They’re looking at work in a different way. Use our map to see where workers are on strike across the country.

There is no reason for workers to have to choose between their family's health and income. It is time to do more for Ame...
04/20/2022
Add Your Name → I Support Building a Better America

There is no reason for workers to have to choose between their family's health and income. It is time to do more for American families. #BuildABetterAmerica

While the Senate played political games, working people struggled for years. It is now time for our senators to do their jobs. Pass the Building a Better America plan and help America’s working families. Will you join me and add your name now!

"A filing shows that 200 employees are expected to be eligible to vote at the small delivery facility. Workers are being...
04/20/2022
Amazon warehouse in New Jersey becomes next to get union vote

"A filing shows that 200 employees are expected to be eligible to vote at the small delivery facility. Workers are being organized by the Local 713 International Brotherhood of Trade Unions" #ALU #Solidarity #UnionYES

An Amazon warehouse in New Jersey has qualified to hold a vote on whether to unionize.

Workers and their families should never have to fear jeopardizing their health and wellbeing for the sake of income. It ...
04/19/2022
Add Your Name → I Support Building a Better America

Workers and their families should never have to fear jeopardizing their health and wellbeing for the sake of income. It is time to do better for American families. #BuildABetterAmerica

While the Senate played political games, working people struggled for years. It is now time for our senators to do their jobs. Pass the Building a Better America plan and help America’s working families. Will you join me and add your name now!

The health of workers and their families should always be taken into consideration. The pandemic has shown that employer...
04/19/2022
Judge rules Amazon must reinstate fired warehouse worker

The health of workers and their families should always be taken into consideration. The pandemic has shown that employers need to do more to protect their employees health and safety. #Amazon #Labor

A judge has ruled Amazon must reinstate a former employee who was fired in the early days of the pandemic after leading a protest calling for the company to do more to protect workers against COVID-19

Edward L. Bartlett Jr., president of Bartlett Maritime Corp., wants to bring U.S. Navy repair shipyards to Lorain and Lo...
04/19/2022
Bartlett must keep up pressure for proposed shipyards | Editorial

Edward L. Bartlett Jr., president of Bartlett Maritime Corp., wants to bring U.S. Navy repair shipyards to Lorain and Lordstown, and he is correct to keep up the pressure to land the contract.

We’re urging the Department of Defense to approve the project so that Bartlett can start construction on the shipyards in Lorain and Lordstown, and the company can start hiring the workers to…

Show your support for the labor movement by finding a picket line near you or by donating to a strike fund today! #Solid...
04/18/2022
Strike Map | AFL-CIO

Show your support for the labor movement by finding a picket line near you or by donating to a strike fund today! #Solidarity

Working people feel a new sense of power and leverage. They’re looking at work in a different way. Use our map to see where workers are on strike across the country.

As my family and I celebrate Easter this year, I am reminded of a quote from Janine di Giovanni, “Easter is meant to be ...
04/17/2022

As my family and I celebrate Easter this year, I am reminded of a quote from Janine di Giovanni, “Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.”

Ms. di Giovanni, an author, and war correspondent, who spent years on the front lines witnessing conflict and the death, destruction, and devastation associated with war, is right. Easter should be about hope and new beginnings. So, as we emerge from our COVID-induced sequestration, let us begin the process of healing and recovery by renewing our commitment to one another, our labor family. See More: https://bit.ly/37234Ia

The freedom to vote free from discrimination and without barriers is something every individual deserves. #FreedomToVote
04/16/2022
Add Your Name >> Protect Voting Rights

The freedom to vote free from discrimination and without barriers is something every individual deserves. #FreedomToVote

American democracy is under threat today. To save it, we need democracy in the U.S. Senate. That means passing the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.​

American workers and their families need support now more than ever. If the pandemic has taught us anything it is that n...
04/15/2022
Add Your Name → I Support Building a Better America

American workers and their families need support now more than ever. If the pandemic has taught us anything it is that no one should ever have to choose between their family's health and a pay check. Show your support of America's families today! #BuildingABetterAmericaPlan

While the Senate played political games, working people struggled for years. It is now time for our senators to do their jobs. Pass the Building a Better America plan and help America’s working families. Will you join me and add your name now!

There is no place for discrimination in voting practices. Everyone deserves to be able to vote in a safe environment wit...
04/15/2022
Add Your Name >> Protect Voting Rights

There is no place for discrimination in voting practices. Everyone deserves to be able to vote in a safe environment without any constraints. #FreedomToVote #JohnRLewisAct

American democracy is under threat today. To save it, we need democracy in the U.S. Senate. That means passing the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.​

Happy Passover —from the Metal Trades Department.
04/15/2022

Happy Passover —from the Metal Trades Department.

As my family and I celebrate Easter this year, I am reminded of a quote from Janine di Giovanni, “Easter is meant to be ...
04/15/2022

As my family and I celebrate Easter this year, I am reminded of a quote from Janine di Giovanni, “Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.”

Ms. di Giovanni, an author, and war correspondent, who spent years on the front lines witnessing conflict and the death, destruction, and devastation associated with war, is right. Easter should be about hope and new beginnings. So, as we emerge from our COVID-induced sequestration, let us begin the process of healing and recovery by renewing our commitment to one another, our labor family. See more: https://bit.ly/37234Ia

That is pretty cool. Happy look up in the sky day!
04/14/2022

That is pretty cool. Happy look up in the sky day!

Today is a little-known National Holiday.

April 14th is National Look Up at the Sky Day. We cannot confirm or deny it, but we think the day is meant for Iron Workers. An Ironworker can look up and the sky on any given day and say, “I built that.”

We remember everything we’ve ever built with our hands. We remember every day hundreds of feet up in the air laying iron with the best brothers and sisters anyone could ever hope to work with.

📢We want to hear from you📢

Tell us about your favorite job high in the sky in the comments.

When you’re an #ironworker, the sky’s the limit!

Happy Anniversary to our affiliate, LIUNA.
04/14/2022

Happy Anniversary to our affiliate, LIUNA.

For 119 years, Laborers have stood on job sites & picket lines promoting justice, honor & strength for ALL workers.

From highways & skyscrapers to bridges & pipelines, LIUNA builds America's #infrastructure! Here's to YOU brothers & sisters! #LIUNA #UnionStrong! #GoOrange #NWZAW

VP Harris speaks truth to power! "Each and every day in ways big and small, unions change lives, unions negotiate better...
04/13/2022
VP Harris visits with Philly union workers, says all workers owe unions for gains

VP Harris speaks truth to power! "Each and every day in ways big and small, unions change lives, unions negotiate better wages and safer working conditions for millions of workers around our country."

Hundreds of union workers came out to hear the Vice President talk about worker protections and the value of organized labor during a Philadelphia visit.

Supporting America's workers and their families is a necessity. Passing the Building a Better America plan would help en...
04/13/2022
Add Your Name → I Support Building a Better America

Supporting America's workers and their families is a necessity. Passing the Building a Better America plan would help ensure that no one has to choose between taking care of their family and a pay check. #BuildingABetterAmerica

While the Senate played political games, working people struggled for years. It is now time for our senators to do their jobs. Pass the Building a Better America plan and help America’s working families. Will you join me and add your name now!

Thousands of coal miners, supporters, labor leaders and rank-and-file union members gather in solidarity with Brookwood,...
04/13/2022
On strike for a year, Alabama coal miners say: ‘We won’t back down!’

Thousands of coal miners, supporters, labor leaders and rank-and-file union members gather in solidarity with Brookwood, Alabama, coal miners, “one day longer, one day stronger” #LaborSolidarity

Tannehill Ironworks State Park McCalla, Alabama April 6 – Thousands of coal miners, supporters, labor leaders and rank-and-file union members defied threats of hail, straight-line winds and tornadoes to gather in solidarity with Brookwood, Alabama, coal miners—on strike since April 1, 2021.

Save the date! Oct. 31- Nov. 3Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO Annual Conference - Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas
04/13/2022

Save the date!
Oct. 31- Nov. 3
Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO Annual Conference - Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

04/12/2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with NY City transit workers and riders today.

As we prepare to recognize Workers Memorial Day on April 28, we need to remember an injury to one is an injury to all.
04/12/2022

As we prepare to recognize Workers Memorial Day on April 28, we need to remember an injury to one is an injury to all.

Jeff Bezos claimed that Amazon would become “Earth’s Safest Place to Work,” but a new report from our friends at the Strategic Organizing Center shows that injury rates at the company’s facilities increased by a staggering 20 percent in 2021. Amazon employs one-third of the warehouse workers in the U.S. but was responsible for nearly HALF of warehouse injuries in 2021.

Teamster sisters and brothers, it's time to take action against Amazon's injury machine - a machine that is crushing workplace standards throughout the warehouse and transportation industries.

Read the report here: https://thesoc.org/what-we-do/the-injury-machine-how-amazons-production-system-hurts-workers/
#ProtectAmazonWorkers

Show workers that you stand by them. Find a picket line near you or donate to a strike fund today. There is strength wit...
04/11/2022
Strike Map | AFL-CIO

Show workers that you stand by them. Find a picket line near you or donate to a strike fund today. There is strength within #solidarity. #Union #LaborStrong

Working people feel a new sense of power and leverage. They’re looking at work in a different way. Use our map to see where workers are on strike across the country.

American families deserve support now more than ever. #BuildABetterAmerica
04/11/2022
Add Your Name → I Support Building a Better America

American families deserve support now more than ever. #BuildABetterAmerica

While the Senate played political games, working people struggled for years. It is now time for our senators to do their jobs. Pass the Building a Better America plan and help America’s working families. Will you join me and add your name now!

04/10/2022

Palm Sunday is a great time to reflect on the true meaning of Easter. Have a blessed day! Happy Palm Sunday

A well-deserved honor.
04/08/2022
UFCW Honors GST Cervantes with Champion of Justice Award - IAMAW

A well-deserved honor.

IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes recently received the United Latinos of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Champion of Justice Award at its Education Conference in Las Vegas. The award recognizes leadership that strengthens and supports Latino workers and the Latino communi...

"The miners view themselves as an inspiration to the Amazon workers, an example of what a union can offer in a fight ove...
04/08/2022
What One ‘Brotherhood’ of Coal Miners Learned From a Year Above Ground

"The miners view themselves as an inspiration to the Amazon workers, an example of what a union can offer in a fight over wages and working conditions" #Solidarity #Union #LaborStrong

The strike at an Alabama coal mine is one of the longest in U.S. history. To make ends meet, some striking miners have picked up work at an Amazon warehouse. It’s the same warehouse where workers are trying to unionize.

American workers and their families are the back bone of the country. It is time to do more to help uplift and support t...
04/08/2022
Add Your Name → I Support Building a Better America

American workers and their families are the back bone of the country. It is time to do more to help uplift and support them by putting the Building a Better America plan into action. #BuildABetterAmerica

While the Senate played political games, working people struggled for years. It is now time for our senators to do their jobs. Pass the Building a Better America plan and help America’s working families. Will you join me and add your name now!

#AMAZONUNION Chris Smalls and Teamsters President Sean O'Brien meet to discuss first contract negotiations. Congratulati...
04/07/2022

#AMAZONUNION Chris Smalls and Teamsters President Sean O'Brien meet to discuss first contract negotiations. Congratulations to Smalls and the workers at the Staten Island warehouse. #unionsolidarity

Following their monumental organizing victory last week, Amazon Labor Union leaders Chris Smalls and Derrick Palmer met with Teamsters General President Sean M. O'Brien today to discuss how the Teamsters Union can help Staten Island Amazon workers win a first contract.

Congratulation Justice Jackson! Thank you to President Biden for nominating such a supremely qualified candidate and to ...
04/07/2022
Ketanji Brown Jackson Becomes First Black Woman Confirmed to the Supreme Court

Congratulation Justice Jackson! Thank you to President Biden for nominating such a supremely qualified candidate and to the members of the Senate who vote to confirm. | Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed to Supreme Court - Rolling Stone https://bit.ly/35Otuga

President Biden’s pick to replace Justice Stephen Breyer was voted onto the bench with bipartisan support following a confirmation process marred by Republican conspiracy theories

American workers and their families should be given the support to make sure they never have to choose between their pro...
04/07/2022
Add Your Name → I Support Building a Better America

American workers and their families should be given the support to make sure they never have to choose between their providing for their families or their health. Its time that affordable care for all. #BuildingABetterAmerica

While the Senate played political games, working people struggled for years. It is now time for your senators to do their jobs. Pass the Building a Better America plan and help America’s working families. Add your name now!

Everyone deserves to vote free from discrimination. Now is the time to ensure that discrimination and harassment has no ...
04/07/2022
Add Your Name >> Protect Voting Rights

Everyone deserves to vote free from discrimination. Now is the time to ensure that discrimination and harassment has no place in voting practices. #SidelineTheFilibuster #FreedomToVote

American democracy is under threat today. To save it, we need democracy in the U.S. Senate. That means passing the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act.​

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04/07/2022

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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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Do you wish to do more for workers? Well you can help by finding a picket line near you or donating to a strike fund. #Solidarity #LaborMovement
There is no reason for workers to have to choose between their family's health and income. It is time to do more for American families. #BuildABetterAmerica
"A filing shows that 200 employees are expected to be eligible to vote at the small delivery facility. Workers are being organized by the Local 713 International Brotherhood of Trade Unions" #ALU #Solidarity #UnionYES
Workers and their families should never have to fear jeopardizing their health and wellbeing for the sake of income. It is time to do better for American families. #BuildABetterAmerica
The health of workers and their families should always be taken into consideration. The pandemic has shown that employers need to do more to protect their employees health and safety. #Amazon #Labor
Edward L. Bartlett Jr., president of Bartlett Maritime Corp., wants to bring U.S. Navy repair shipyards to Lorain and Lordstown, and he is correct to keep up the pressure to land the contract.
Show your support for the labor movement by finding a picket line near you or by donating to a strike fund today! #Solidarity
As my family and I celebrate Easter this year, I am reminded of a quote from Janine di Giovanni, “Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” Ms. di Giovanni, an author, and war correspondent, who spent years on the front lines witnessing conflict and the death, destruction, and devastation associated with war, is right. Easter should be about hope and new beginnings. So, as we emerge from our COVID-induced sequestration, let us begin the process of healing and recovery by renewing our commitment to one another, our labor family. See More: https://bit.ly/37234Ia
The freedom to vote free from discrimination and without barriers is something every individual deserves. #FreedomToVote
American workers and their families need support now more than ever. If the pandemic has taught us anything it is that no one should ever have to choose between their family's health and a pay check. Show your support of America's families today! #BuildingABetterAmericaPlan
There is no place for discrimination in voting practices. Everyone deserves to be able to vote in a safe environment without any constraints. #FreedomToVote #JohnRLewisAct