Published Date: 04/21/2014
By George Ports
The AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) has been recruiting for summer interns to work on union organizing campaigns across the US as part of its Union Summer program. Leaflets from the AFL-CIO’s Organizing Institute have also been appearing on the nation’s college campuses, offering training programs for those students who want to become union organizers.
As stated on the AFL-CIO’s Union Summer website, “The AFL-CIO Union Summer program is designed to introduce young activists to the labor movement through union organizing campaigns and to encourage them to think about careers as union organizers and researchers. The Union Summer program is committed to achieving diversity among interns which reflects, as closely as possible, the diversity of the workforce with which we are working.”
The Union Summer website lists five specific targeted locations (including Goldsboro, NC), which are referred to as “2014 Union Summer Sites.” They are as follows:
- Goldsboro, NC
- Houston, TX
- Los Angeles, CA
- New York, NY
- Washington, DC
For more information about the AFI-CIO’s Union Summer program, go to http://j.mp/un-su.