Who We Are and What We Seek

Central Labor Councils are the regional level of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the national federation of unions that represent about 11.5 of the 14.5 million union members in the United States.   The Huron Valley Central Labor Council (HVCLC) works closely with both the national and the state levels of the AFL-CIO, building our labor movement in the four counties that fall under our jurisdiction: Washtenaw, Livingston, Jackson and Hillsdale.

At present, we have 37 local union affiliates, belonging to 23 national (or international) unions.  That’s a 22% increase over the number of affiliates we had in December 2013, when Ian Robinson became President.  Taken together, our affiliates represent about 15,000 union members who live and/or work in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties.   

In the summer of 2015, the Jackson-Hillsdale Central Labor Council (JHCLC) was dissolved and in October, AFL-CIO officially assigned responsibility for those counties to the HVCLC.   The JHCLC had five locals affiliated and we will reach out to them.  As well, there are a number of union locals in Jackson County that were not affiliated with the JHCLC but which may wish to affiliate with the HVCLC.  We will be reaching out to them over the next year.

Here, in alphabetical order, are the HVCLC’s current affiliates.  Affiliates that have joined the HVCLC since January 2014 are indicated with an asterisk:  

  • * American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), Local 2092 (VA Hospital)
  • * AFGE Local 3907 (Environmental Protection Agency)
  • American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local 369 (City of Ann Arbor)
  • AFSCME Local 1105  
  • AFSCME Local 1182 (Ann Arbor Public Schools)
  • AFSCME Local 1583 (University of Michigan)
  • AFSCME Local 1921 (Washtenaw Community College)
  • AFSCME Local 2652 (Livingston Educational Service Agency)
  • AFSCME Local 2733 (Washtenaw County Employees)
  • AFSCME Local 3052 (Washtenaw County Supervisory Employees)
  • AFSCME Local 3451 (Ypsilanti Township)
  • AFSCME Local 3866 (Eastern Michigan University)
  • American Federation of Teachers (AFT-MI), Local 3550 (Graduate Employee Organization, U of Michigan)
  • AFT-MI Local 3760 (Federation of Washtenaw Intermediate School Employees)
  • AFT-MI Local 6244 (Lecturers’ Employee Organization, University of Michigan)
  • * AFT-MI Local 9102 (Eastern Michigan University Full-time and Part-time Nontenure-track faculty)
  • Ann Arbor Federation of Musicians Local 625
  • Ann Arbor Fire Fighters (AAFF) Locals 693 & 401
  • Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 4123
  • Heat and Frost Insulators Local 25
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 395
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 252 (Washtenaw County)
  • * International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 58 (Livingston & Wayne Counties)
  • International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers (BAC) Local 9
    Iron Workers Local 25
  • * Laborer’s International Union Local 499
  • National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Local 434
  • National Nurses United, University of Michigan Professional Nurses Council (UMPNC)
  • Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 277
  • Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) Local MI 1
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 80
  • Sprinkler Fitters (UA) Local 704
  • Transport Workers United (TWU) Local 171 (AAATA)
    United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) Local 190
  • University of Michigan Skilled Trades Union
  • * United Auto Workers, Local 898 (Ford Rawsonville Plant)
  • * United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 876 (Kroger, Hillers, Rite-Aid)

Several other locals are considering affiliation, and we are also building relationships with locals that may not affiliate, but wish to work with us.  In addition to union members, there are Working America members in our four counties and we will be looking for creative, effective ways to incorporate them into the work of building labor movement power in our region.  


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