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Happy Labor Day from DMO’s Labor Council

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As city leaders, we know that good jobs mean stronger communities. Not only do fair wages put more money in your pocket, they help narrow the wealth gap between men and women, and between white Americans and Americans of color. And there is no price you can put on going to a workplace where you know you will be treated with respect.

This Labor Day, let us remember that each benefit, safety feature, and act of respect had to be fought for and won by workers who organized for our collective rights. You and I still reap the rewards of their struggles.

How can you continue to make sure all Americans enjoy the benefits of organized Labor?

  • Support the PRO Act by calling your Senators and urging their support.
  • Encourage your member of Congress to pass the full Infrastructure Bill.
  • Visit your local apprenticeship training centers and union shops to learn about their work and hear their stories.
  • Implement Community Workforce Agreements as part of local Labor projects.
  • Contact to learn how to join the DMO Labor Council.

We especially want to thank the Labor organizations on our National Advisory Board who contribute to this work; the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, the International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, The Laborers’ International Union of North America, the Service Employees International Union, the American Federation of Teachers, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and the United Auto Workers.

Whether at our roundtables, at rallies, or in refusing to cross a picket line, DMO serves as the bridge between our Democratic leaders and unions to keep our cities running powerfully, effectively, and inclusively. As a member of the DMO Labor Council, you can share updates from your state with national Labor leaders, learn about the national issues impacting workers’ rights in your community, and engage in roundtables that provide resources you can bring back to your city to build better jobs. If you would like to get involved in the DMO Labor Council, contact Nils Robbins at

Happy Labor Day,

Derek Green
DMO President
Philadelphia At-Large City Council Member


DMO State Chapter Chairs & Liaisons

Jesse Matthews Chair Council Member Bessemer Alabama
Lauren Kuby Liaison Council Member Tempe Arizona
D’Andre Jones Chair Council Member Fayetteville Arkansas
Kathy Webb Liaison City Director Little Rock Arkansas
Bob Blumenfield Chair Council Member Los Angeles California
Andrea Samson Chair Councilor Loveland Colorado
Wendy Davis Chair Commissioner Rome Georgia
Gilbert Villegas Chair Alderman Illinois Illinois
Jared Evans Liaison Councillor Indianapolis Indiana
Justin Shore Liaison Council Member Clearwater Kansas
Bill Hollander Liaison Council Member Louisville Kentucky
Denise Mitchell Chair Council Member College Park Maryland
Nicole LaChapelle Chair Mayor Easthampton Massachusetts
Angela Rogensues Chair Council Member Warren Michigan
Gary Hansen Chair Council Member Eagan Minnesota
Jon Engen Chair Mayor Missoula Montana
Stacie Anderson Liaison Council Member Missoula Montana
Chris James Chair Council Member East Orange New Jersey
Gill Sorg Liaison Councilor Las Cruces New Mexico
Judith Beville Chair Clerk Greenburgh New York
Ian Baltutis Chair Mayor Burlington North Carolina
Luke Feeney Chair Mayor Chillicothe Ohio
Matt Keating Liaison Councilor Eugene Oregon
Derek Green Chair At-Large Council Member Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Tameika Isaac Devine Chair Councilwoman Columbia South Carolina
Jim Shulman Chair Vice Mayor Nashville Tennessee
Brandon Jones Liaison Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Lewisville Texas
Michael Jones Liaison Council Member Richmond Virginia
Christopher Roberts Chair Council Member Shoreline Washington
Luke Fuszard Chair Alder Middleton Wisconsin
Erin O’Doherty Liaison Council Member Laramie Wyoming