Oklahoma AFL-CIO March Report, 3-14-2017


When session started in February, the Oklahoma AFL-CIO was tracking almost 350 bills that would have affected our
members. Through the work of many labor organizations, many bad legislative bills have already died. However; there are still bills out there that we are pushing to pass (which would help working Oklahomans), and others we are still trying to kill. These bills include; destroying teachers’ pensions, changes to workers’ compensation, attacks on dues deductions, and legislation that would require locals to have to re-sign every member every five years. These are just a few!
For a more detailed legislative report, sign up for the OK AFL-CIO Legislative Update on our website at www.okaflcio.org.

President Jimmy Curry’s Report

The first Bill deadline passed last week and we are now only tracking 156 bills out of the over 2,000 bills that had originally been filed by Legislators.

Many bills that were just bad for working families were killed in their respective Committees by the outstanding work of many of our Labor Lobbyists. Working together on a multitude of bills with different positions, deceptive languages in legislation and other issues made the work very intense but I was proud of the way all of the Labor Lobbyists worked TOGETHER to reject this bad Legislation, because WORK CONNECTS US ALL!”


Union families save big at local and national restaurants! Whether it is date night or a fun family night out, enjoy
delicious, union family discounts at some great restaurants. A few are; IHop, Macaroni Grill, Maggiano’s,  Little Caesars, Chili’s, AppleBee’s and many more!

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Training Opportunity

Labor/Management Conference
This training will be held April 19 – 20 at the Reed Center in Midwest City.

This Conference is designed to provide useful information to Labor, Management and those providing sound legal counsel to both sides. Information presented at the conference is material that both parties need to know to assist them in their day to day decision making. The annual conference attempts to provide such factual material which is presented in a non-adversarial setting.

For more information, and to register go to:

OK AFL-CIO Local Report – March 2017 in PDF