West Virginia AFL-CIO

About WV AFL-CIO

We are a group of more than 575 affiliated unions joined together for the common cause of fairness for all workers. The future of the working men and women of America depends on a strong, united labor movement. The strength of that movement is in our numbers: thousands of men and women united, striving for the same common goals - fairness, justice, and equality in the workplace.

The West Virginia AFL-CIO is the first State Federation to add a woman's hand to our logo (the hand descends from the top of the logo).  This is the legacy of President Emeritus Joe Powell, who felt our logo should reflect the diversity of West Virginia's membership. The idea to include the hand of a woman originated in the North Central WV Labor Council by the late Mary Messenger.

The West Virginia AFL-CIO was created by a convention held in Huntington, West Virginia, in 1957, and was chartered by and affiliated with the national AFL-CIO. At this point, union workers in West Virginia became part of a vast number of union workers from across the nation, now numbering more than 12.2 million workers.   More history of WV AFL-CIO

  The purpose of this organization is threefold:
       (1) To work in the legislative environment to seek recognition and protection of workers' rights under the law, including working for the election of good candidates who will be most likely to make good laws that will enhance and protect workers' rights.
      (2) To provide various community services which supply important information for those who are in a situation of temporary need such as operating food banks, providing blood supplies, relief from natural disasters like the Great Flood in West Virginia's Potomac Highlands in 1985, and personal hardships that invariably follow such personal tragedies as losing a home to fire. Aid in securing counseling to help a person cope with various personal problems such as alcoholism, drug abuse, etc., is also among the many programs of the West Virginia AFL-CIO's community services.
      (3) To work toward improving the public concept of who union people are and to generally work to enhance a positive attitude toward labor unions and union members in the public mind


American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations
Central Labor Councils (CLCs)

Brooke-Hancock Labor Council, AFL-CIO
President, Fritz Frohnapfel ffritzclc@gmail.com
Labor Council’s jurisdiction includes the counties of: Brooke and Hancock
Monthly Meeting: 6:30 PM 3rd Tuesday of each month
Where: USW LU #2911 Union Hall, Weirton

Eastern Panhandle Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
President, Ken Collinson uaw1590pres@yahoo.com
Labor Council’s jurisdiction includes the counties of: Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral and Morgan
Monthly Meeting: 6:30 PM 3rd Tuesday of each month
Where: Downstairs conference room of the Martinsburg Public Library, 101 W. King Street, Martinsburg

Kanawha Valley Labor Council, AFL-CIO
President, Mike Matthews mikematthews@frontier.com
Labor Council’s jurisdiction includes the counties of: Boone, Braxton, Clay, Kanawha, Putnam and part of Fayette
Monthly Meeting: 6:30 PM 2nd Monday of each month
Where: WV State Building Trades, 600 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston

Marion County, AFL-CIO
President, Mark Dorsey markdorseyumwa@live.com    
Labor Council’s jurisdiction includes the county of: Marion
Monthly Meeting: 6 PM 2nd Thursday of each month
Where: UMWA Office Building, 310 Gaston Avenue, Fairmont

Marshall, Wetzel, Tyler Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
President, BB Smith bbsmith667@hotmail.com
Labor Council’s jurisdiction includes the counties of: Marshall, Tyler and Wetzel
Monthly Meeting: 7 PM 1st Wednesday of each month
Where: Marshall County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Chambers, 7th St., Moundsville

Mason-Jackson-Roane Labor Council, AFL-CIO
President, Dave Martin davem@casinternet.net
Labor Council’s jurisdiction includes the counties of: Jackson, Mason, Roane
Monthly Meeting: 7:30 PM 2nd Tuesday of each month
Where:  USW LU #5668 Union Hall, #1 NuChance Drive, Rt. 2 South, Ravenswood

Monongalia-Preston Labor Council, AFL-CIO
President, Diane Parker dcrparker@msn.com
Labor Council’s jurisdiction includes the counties of: Monongalia, Preston and Tucker
Monthly Meeting: 5:30 PM 3rd Monday of each month
Where: Laborers’ LU #814 Union Office, 3366 Collins Ferry Road, Morgantown

North Central West Virginia Labor Council, AFL-CIO
President, Steve Perdue sperdue@smwlu33.org
Labor Council’s jurisdiction includes the counties of: Barbour, Doddridge, Gilmer Harrison, Lewis, Upshur, Taylor
Monthly Meeting: 6:30 PM 3rd Thursday of each month
Where: Stanley Technical Institute, HRDF, 120 Linden Avenue, Clarksburg

Ohio Valley Trades & Labor Assembly, AFL-CIO
President, Frank Ellis – 304-232-4567
Bob Holpp, Vice President rlholpp@yahoo.com
Labor Council’s jurisdiction includes the county of: Ohio
Monthly Meeting: 7:30 PM 2nd Thursday of each month
Where: Iron Workers LU #549 Union Hall, 2350 Main Street, Wheeling

Parkersburg Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO
President, Roger Boyles r_kboyles@suddenlink.net
Labor Council’s jurisdiction includes the counties of: Calhoun, Pleasants, Ritchie, Wirt and Wood
Monthly Meeting:7 PM 4th Monday of each month       
Where: LIUNA Union Hall, Parkersburg-Marietta Building Trades Office,
3100 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg

South Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
President, Clyde McKnight Jr clydemcknightjr@aol.com
Labor Council’s jurisdiction includes the counties of: McDowell, Mercer, Raleigh, Summers, Wyoming and part of Fayette
Monthly Meeting: 7 PM 2nd Tuesday of each month
Where: UMWA Union Hall, 2306 South Fayette Street, Beckley

Southeastern Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
President, Phil Bostic local_1182@yahoo.com
Labor Council’s jurisdiction includes the counties of: Greenbrier, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas and Webster
Monthly Meeting: 7 PM 2nd Wednesday of each month
Where: H.E.R.E./LIUNA Union Hall, 65 West Main Street, White Sulphur Springs

Southwestern District Labor Council, AFL-CIO
President, Tim Millne organizeyou1@aol.com
Labor Council’s jurisdiction includes the counties of: Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln, Logan, and Mingo
Monthly Meeting: 7 PM 2nd Monday of each month
Where: IBEW LU #317 Union Hall, 1848 Madison Avenue, Huntington

 

 

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