This week in Los Angeles, delegates from the many unions that are part of the AFL-CIO, including the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, have gathered to chart the course for the federation over the next four years.
As reported on the AFL-CIO Convention website, the “AFL-CIO is governed by a quadrennial convention at which all federation members are represented by elected delegates of our unions. Convention delegates set broad policies and goals for the union movement and every four years elect the AFL-CIO officers—the president, secretary-treasurer, executive vice president and vice presidents. These officers make up the AFL-CIO Executive Council, which guides the daily work of the federation.”
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In addition to electing officers, the delegates will participate in discussions and presentations about the power of grassroots activism, political action, Jobs with Justice, immigration, organizing globally and locally and young workers solidarity, among a variety of other important topics for the labor movement.
Follow the convention live below and be sure to check back for pictures from the IUPAT delegates on the scene! AND – if you’re tweeting about what you see at the convention, use #alfcio13 so others can find your message.
Pictures from IUPAT delegates at the convention: