AFL-CIO

What it’s like to win a 19-year union organizing campaign in the South

A couple weeks ago, a group of 14,500 U.S. Airways and American Airlines customer service representatives — people who take reservations over the phone and work check-in counters and boarding gates — voted to unionize with the Teamsters and the Communications Workers of America. The election was remarkable for a couple reasons: First, because of the margin […]

Local Machinists Attend 59th Annual Louisiana AFL-CIO Convention

Local Machinists Attend 59th Annual Louisiana AFL-CIO Convention by John Leveque IAMAW LL470 Local machinists recently attended the 59th annual Louisiana State AFL-CIO Convention held on February 24-25, 2014 in Baton Rouge, La.   Local 470’s elected delegate, John Leveque, President Chuck Bennett, and IAMAW District 161Business Representative Craig Martin attended the convention.  Brother Chuck Bennett […]