Young Trade Unionists come to DC

Monday, January 24, 2011

(Council 26)

We are excited to announce that a DC Chapter of the Young Trade Unionists will be starting up in the Metro DC area next month.  Thanks to a push from Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and the new Executive Officers of the AFL-CIO to get more young people involved in the labor movement, there have been several groups started around the country.  Now it is our turn! 


Our goal is to create a more active young worker constituent in the labor movement.  The advantages of being a Union member go beyond having safe working conditions and benefits- but being able to stand together to improve the lives of fellow Americans.  By creating a space for young workers to learn from each other about the labor movement and each others struggles, we will create solidarity that will ensure the future of the movement will be stronger than ever before.  We already have an incredible history, but now it is our generation's time to make our mark!


We would like to invite all workers under 35 to join us at our first meeting.  Pizza and sodas will be served and there will be no charge to anyone who attends.  The meeting will be held on February 16th at 6pm at the Painters and Allied Trades Hall, 4700 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706.  If anyone has any questions or suggestions, please contact us at


Click here to see the February Meeting Flier.


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