The Central Labor Council (CLC) Working Group brings together labor educators, researchers and unionists interested in promoting the work of central labor bodies. The working group participates in the Building Regional Power Research Project along with the AFL-CIO CLC Advisory Committee and AFL-CIO Political Field Staff. The project documents how local labor movements are developing systematic strategies for achieving regional power. Such strategies integrate significant coalition building, sophisticated political action, non-profit research arms, a progressive agenda for regional economic development, and concrete policy and organizing victories. Research conducted tells the story of labor and community innovation in places such as Los Angeles, San Jose, Denver, Houston, Cleveland, Seattle, Boston, Atlanta and more. The materials are designed to circulate widely within and outside the labor movement and promise to make a significant contribution to debates over the future role of central labor councils and state federations. Visit the Building Regional Power Research Project website to access the materials: http://powerbuilding.wayne.edu
To learn more about the working group, or to join, please contact one of the Co-chairs.
Monica Bielski Boris
University of Illinois
Wayne State University