Durbin Meets With Labor Groups

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with a large group of labor organizations to discuss trade, transportation infrastructure, and support for federal employees. Durbin also discussed his support for strengthening workers’ rights to join unions and bargain collectively. 

“Our country was built on foundational labor rights – like fair wages, safe working conditions, and access to health care. As someone who grew up in a union household, I will always have their back in Congress, and continue to fight on behalf of the work they do to support the American economy,” Durbin said.  

Photos of today’s meeting are available here.

The following groups attended today’s meeting: United Automobile Workers, Communications Workers of America, United Food and Commercial Workers, American Federation of Government Employees, National Association of Letter Carriers, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, American Federation of Teachers, United Steelworkers, Transport Workers Union of America, Transportation Trades Department, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers, National Education Association, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Air Line Pilots Association, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, the International Union of Operating Engineers, North America’s Building Trades Unions, and the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.