The AFL-CIO District Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 8, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on “Passing the PRO Act and Winning a Workers First Agenda.”
Labor leaders and activists from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota will meet from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to review challenges the Labor Movement faced over the past year, share tools and tactics that worked and prepare for the fight ahead.
“We had the district meeting here in St. Louis in 2019, and it was really informative, especially the break-out sessions,” said Pat White, president of the St. Louis Labor Council. “I encourage all of our unions and organizations to sign up for the event.”
LEADING THE WAY
While the past year has been difficult for working people, the Labor Movement has met every challenge. It fought for policies to protect and support workers and our families during the COVID-19 pandemic; it elected a pro-worker Congress and Joe Biden, the most pro-worker president in a generation; and it led the charge to win the Georgia runoff elections and flip the U.S. Senate.
That work made it possible to secure the American Rescue Plan, which is delivering long-overdue COVID-19 relief to workers and communities. Additionally, the Labor Movement is positioned to win major infrastructure investments and to build back better with unions by passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the laws that have favored anti-union employers for far too long.
To register for the event, visit districtmeetings.aflcio.org/2021-midwest-district-meeting.