West Central Florida Labor Council, AFL-CIO

 Over 80,000 union members--both active and retired--from more than 80 unions have made the Tampa Bay area their home.

Composed of delegates from affiliated local unions, our Central Labor Council works to improve the lives of working families right here in our communities and neighborhoods through legislative and political action and organizing support.

Here's what you need to know this week:

Here's what you need to know this week:

Take Action

VA Employees are facing a contract which would strip away many of their collective bargaining rights and cut official time by over 90%. In Tampa, our sisters and brothers from AFGE Local 547, employees of the James A. Haley VA Hospital, will rally outside the hospital on Saturday, June 29th from 11AM - 1PM. The local will be providing lunch. We hope that you can make it to stand in solidarity with them against this horrible contract.

A proposal to privatize custodial services in Hillsborough County Public Schools is under consideration by administrators and the school board.Arequest for proposals (RFP) has been generated, and the school district is actively seeking bids. The stated purpose of this move is to save money. This proposal is bad for our employees, bad for our public schools, and bad for the children we serve. 

Recent News

Mick Mulvaney, a millionaire who is President Trump’s acting chief of staff and director of the Office of Management and Budget, awarded himself another job last week: spokesman for labor.

The North American Free Trade Agreement has been a disaster for working Pennsylvanians. But, the way it came about was no accident.

Those in power decided that greed, not justice or fairness, would be the rule of our economy. Corporations were handed free rein to suppress the rights of workers in Mexico, slash wages across North America and destroy livelihoods here at home — anything to fatten their already burgeoning profit margins.

As Pride Month is recognized around the world this year, the rainbow-hued celebration will be colored by hope, fear for the future, and reverence for the queer liberation movement’s radical past.

Mexico didn’t foist NAFTA on the United States, despite President Donald Trump’s constant claims that the U.S. loses “so much money” on the deal. We did it to ourselves, and we did it deliberately.

Corporations wanted to create in Mexico a low-wage haven where they could shift production, expecting us to happily buy the imported goods built with cheap Mexican labor—while exporting our jobs.