The DMO Labor Council provides:

  • ” Cities, Labor, and Jobs” regional roundtable discussions.
  • National leadership opportunities for labor members who serve in elected municipal office.
  • Action alerts for elected officials on urgent state and federal labor related policy developments.
  • Monthly teleconferences to discuss national labor issues and how they impact municipalities.
  • Model ordinances and policy recommendations for local action.

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Labor Council Programs

DMO’s programs are designed to help elected better understand the concerns of both private and public sector unions, and strengthen ongoing lines of communication. Training includes:

  • The basics of labor organizing and negotiations.
  • More in-depth examinations of topics ranging from Project Labor Agreements (PLAs), prevailing wage laws and fair scheduling, to so-called “right-to-work” efforts by labor opponents.
  • Alerts about urgent national labor-related policy developments.
  • Research assistance for the development of related policy statements and recommendations to DMO members for further local action.

Legacy Labor Partners

  • International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers
  • American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

Premier Labor Partners

  • International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)
  • Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA)
  • Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART)
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Labor Partners

  • American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
  • United Auto Workers (UAW)
  • United Association (UA)