Type - CLC

Nearly two centuries ago, a group of women and girls—some as young as 12—decided they'd had enough. Laboring in the textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, they faced exhausting 14-hour days, abusive supervisors and dangerous working conditions. When threatened with a pay cut, they finally put their foot down.

The mill workers organized, went on strike and formed America's first union of working women. They shocked their bosses, captured the attention of a young nation and blazed a trail for the nascent labor movement that would follow.

3rd Qtr 2018 NWPA ALF Meeting

Our Local Union affiliates and CLCs will join us and share information, as we discuss issues of importance to organized labor.  The more participation from our affiliates the better we are prepared to make  plans that will educate our members and/or the public, plans events, and actions to improve the lives and livelihood of our members.

Please join us!

2nd Qtr NWPA ALF Meeting

This is our annual meeting at which our new Secretary-Treasurer,  Philip Lasky and new Trustee, Walter Geieger will be sworn in.

We will review the status of the Area Labor Federation and present our Scholarships Awards to the winners as determined by our judges.

2nd Qtr 2018 NWPA ALF E-Board Meeting

Members of the NWPA ALF Executive Board gather and discuss the issues importance to labor and make recommendations for our delegates and affiliates of ways we can address the issues.

Texas AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Montserrat Garibay strongly criticized today’s 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that allows most of SB 4 – the racial profiling bill – to take effect:

RALLY on Friday, March 16! Support IUPAT Workers!

Friday, March 16th, marks the 10th day workers from Porcelain Specrail have been on strike. Last week, roughly 40 people rallied around the 60 IUPAT workers who are demanding better wages, affordable health insurance, and a 401k retirement plan. The owners of Porcelen Specrail, whom reside in Cleveland, Ohio, are starting to feel the pressure from community support of the workers.

Members and leaders of the union that represents hotel and hospitality workers gathered Monday evening to discuss the workers’ experiences with sexual harassment by guests and what the union is doing to create safer workplaces for its members.

The meeting of national and local leaders of the AFL-CIO, Chicago Federation of Labor and employees that the union represents — which includes hotel and hospitality workers — came less than a month after an alderman sponsored a loophole into the city’s sexual harassment ordinance that would weaken the legislation.

Get Involved. We Need Your Voice

Every Texan who is willing to work hard and do their part deserves a fair shot to get ahead. 

It's time we hold politicians accountable and demand they stand up for policies that help working families.

In a primary election with few consistent themes, the working people of the Texas AFL-CIO COPE helped make history and check the advance of a right-wing agenda that would undermine public schools, reduce access to health care and further compromise the future of immigrants, Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy said.

Big Banks Need a Watchdog

We need strong protections against the deceptive and abusive practices of big banks and predatory lenders to prevent another financial meltdown. Tell your Senator to reject the Bank Lobbyist Act.