Metal Trades Councils represent workers in Navy and private shipyards, nuclear facilities and heavy manufacturing all over the U.S. and Canada. The Metal Trades Department has been improving wages and benefits, promoting safe working conditions and establishing a voice in politics for working people since 1908.
Excerpt of a statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the national “right to work” bill:
Right to work is a lie dressed up in a feel-good slogan. It doesn’t give workers freedom—instead, it weakens our right to join together and bargain for better wages and working conditions. Its end goal is to destroy unions. Numbers don’t lie.
Christmas is a time for us to gather with our family and friends, appreciate the blessings in our lives, and celebrate the spirit of the season. This holiday week is also an opportunity for us to pause and reflect on the Christmas message of peace, love, and hope for...read more
Thanksgiving is our time to gather with family and friends and give thanks for what we have and all that we have achieved. It is a time for Americans to give thanks for one another, our families and our union past and present. It is the day that we give thanks for the...read more
Today, we officially honor the men and women who have served in our armed forces with the observance of Veterans Day. At our Metal Trades Councils around the country, many of our current members are veterans. We also have the unique honor of working side-by-side with...read more