Unions: The Next Generation
This past month saw two major conferences geared towards engaging and training the next generation of union leaders. First was the AFL-CIO Young Workers Summit. This summit brought young union members and organizers together for leadership development, trainings on organizing and panels on important issues like raising the minimum wage. Attendees heard speeches from labor leaders and elected officials. For IBEW members, the week concluded with the IBEW Renew conference. Attendees included IBEW’s 3rd District Youth Caucus. Over 400 young members showed up to participate in leadership development, community service and discussions to share ideas and experiences they had in the union. IBEW 3rd District Youth Caucus will now be returning to their locals to hold similar regional events to bring what they learned back to their community. To keep in touch with the 3rd District Youth Caucus check out their Facebook Page and Twitter.