The January Metro Council meeting was packed with local labor updates and included an emotional farewell from outgoing Council president Jackie Jeter. Thanking the delegates for participating in the Council, Jeter said that “the labor movement needs all of you to move forward” and urged them to “Be the best trade unionists you can be!” The delegates packing the President’s Room at the AFL-CIO responded with a prolonged standing ovation. Delegates also reported on the settlement of the 3-month ATU 689 strike against Transdev, the UFCW 400 Shoppers Resource Fair, NABET-CWA’s historic $76M back pay settlement with CNN and the $2.75M win against Power Design for wage theft. President Jeter also reported that in addition to nominations for Metro Council president at the February 18 meeting, nominations will also be open for the Board seat formerly held by Larry Greenhill, Sr, who has resigned. Elections will be held at the March 16 meeting.
photo: President Jeter congratulates new delegates after swearing them in Tuesday night; photo by Chris Garlock