Western Massachusetts Area Labor Federation

 

The AFL-CIO Executive Council today elected Liz Shuler, a visionary leader and longtime trade unionist, to serve as president of the federation of 56 unions and 12.5 million members. Shuler is the first woman to hold the office in the history of the labor federation. The Executive Council also elected United Steelworkers (USW) International Vice President Fred Redmond to succeed Shuler as secretary-treasurer, the first African American to hold the number two office. Tefere Gebre will continue as executive vice president, rounding out the most diverse team of officers ever to lead the AFL-CIO.

Our brother and leader Richard Trumka passed away on August 5, 2021, at the age of 72.

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Two pieces of legislation will take an important step toward fixing our unjust immigration system by providing permanent protections to vital members of our communities and our unions. Call your senators and urge them to support the Dream Act (S. 264) and the SECURE Act (S. 306) today.

The American Families Plan will make it easier for working people to care for our loved ones. It invests and builds better infrastructure for child care, education and paid leave.

Recent News

The Western Mass Area Labor Federation (WMALF), representing over 30,000 workers from across Western Massachusetts, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Sheila Gilmour and Doug Mayo for Greenfield City Council, and Glenn Johnson-Mussad, Kathryn Martini, and Elizabeth De Neeve for Greenfield School Committee.

The Western Mass Area Labor Federation (WMALF), representing over 30,000 workers from across Western Massachusetts, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Joel McAuliffe for Chicopee City Council Ward 1; Mary Elizabeth Pniak-Costello for Chicopee City Council Ward 9; Shirley Arriaga for Chicopee City Council At-Large, and Tim Wagner for Chicopee School Committee Ward 1.  Endorsements are determined through a democratic process by which WMALF delegates from private- and public-sector unions in Hampshire County vote to endorse candidates based upon the research and recommendations of the W

The Western Mass Area Labor Federation (WMALF), representing over 30,000 workers from across Western Massachusetts, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Anthony Russo and Tom Hendrickson for Agawam City Council.  Endorsements are determined through a democratic process by which WMALF delegates from private- and public-sector unions in Hampshire County vote to endorse candidates based upon the research and recommendations of the WMALF’s Committee on Political Education.

Marilyn Rosa from Carpenters local 336 speaks about the legacy of Carter G. Woodson.

This video is part of our series highlight events and people who have contributed to Black History and Labor.