Unifying Labor Forces Across the Central Valley

The Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings, Central Labor Council drives collective education, information exchange, and advocacy among 50 affiliated unions. The council champions economic justice, empowers local unions through education and action, and advocates for worker protection, good jobs, and workplace equality for ALL WORKERS.

Frequently asked questions

The Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings Counties Central Labor Council drives collective education, information exchange and advocacy among 50 affiliated unions. The council champions economic justice, empowers local unions through education and action, and advocates for worker protection, good jobs, and workplace equality for ALL WORKERS.

The CLC is the primary information hub concerning labor unions in Central California. The council connects media, educational institutions and employers to the unions that belong to the CLC. The council also provides policy and electoral positions to the members of its affiliated unions.

The CLC was started by unions affiliated with the National American Federation of Labor in 1901.

As a central body, the council exists to create a common space for shared education, information, and advocacy between unions. While each union maintains its own internal structure and specific mandates, the Council’s leadership is comprised of 27 Executive Board members elected from the 50 affiliated unions.

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The Empowerment Institute serves as an intersection for workers’ rights, policy discussions, and activism. The Central Labor Council hosts monthly workshops for community engagement, monthly classes for all levels of activism, and helps build connections and trust in the Central Valley.