The Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO has just released the 2018 Directory of Local Unions. The pocket-sized Directory is a handy guide to the local labor movement, listing nearly 200 Council affiliates representing a broad cross-section of 150,000 area workers, from athletes to writers, government workers to the construction trades. For a free copy, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Metro Council at 815 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20006. The annual Directory -- also available online and in a PDF version -- has been completely updated with the latest information on the Council’s nearly 200 affiliated locals, as well as Council allies in the community and constituency groups. Directory sponsors this year include American Income Life, the Union Plus Mortgage Company, Labor 411, and Union Plus.