About Sacramento Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
The labor movement has been the engine which propels workers into reaching the American Dream. Originally, this country was built on the backs of workers, from those who built our railroads, run our factories, and the Rosies who were the driving force behind our WWII manufacturing; we have been the economic backbone of this country.
And throughout the years, we have continued to be the driving force in America to ensure workers can provide a good quality life for their families. We are the builders and servicers of this nation, this state, and this city. And we have continued to expand and become a more diverse and inclusive movement for women, people of color, and young people; embodying the entirety of our workforce and of America.
We fight to ensure workers have a voice in their workplace. Women and men are entitled to their rights and dignity in all parts of their life, including their job.
We unite workers, as democratic institutions, and enable them to speak up against harmful working conditions including unsafe work environments, harassment and retaliation to protect their rights and dignity.
We strive to promote social and economic justice not just for those who belong to unions, but also non-union workers. We are a movement that provides for the entire working and middle class with our goal being to safeguard a good quality life for our families and communities.
We also provide for our families and communities by staying involved in our neighborhoods. Locally, we have participated in dozens of community service opportunities.
We have donated thousands of rolls of toilet paper to non-profit organizations to ease the burden of their operating expenses.
On Labor Day, a day to celebrate workers and all we have done in this nation, we give our time to volunteer at Loaves and Fishes, a local non-profit which provides food and shelter to homeless men, women and children.
During the holidays we organize Operation Christmas Basket, an occasion when we collect and deliver thousands of pounds of food and collect Christmas presents for families who wouldn’t otherwise have Christmas presents.
As a movement, we participate in our local communities and highlight the importance of giving back.
As workers we are your nurses, your teachers, your firefighters, your police, your painters, your hospitality workers, your pilots, your janitors, your sheet metal workers, your grocery clerks, your autoworkers, your electricians, and your homecare providers.
We nurse the sick back to health, we teach your children, we save people from their burning houses, we keep you safe, we build your home and workplace, and we serve your hotels and restaurants, and we bag your groceries. We are your brothers and sisters, classmates, fellow churchgoers, members of the PTA, our children play sports together and we shop at the same grocery stores.
We are the community. We are labor.