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International President John Costa attended the AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting in Washington, DC

Today, in Washington, DC, International President John Costa attended the AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting, where our nation’s labor leaders from across the United States met to conduct the important business of the Council and discuss critical issues impacting workers.
At the Executive Council Meeting, Costa and his fellow Executive Council members discussed the latest victories for workers across all sectors, including the successful SEIU Starbucks campaign, and how to continue to grow our union family by building power through aggressive private and public sector organizing. The labor leaders also discussed the legislative landscape on Capitol Hill and the critical upcoming elections. Among the speakers at the meeting were AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO Vice President Fred Redmond, and others in the labor movement.
In an act of solidarity, President Costa also rallied alongside the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) President Brian Renfroe and his members down at the Capitol to tell the federal government to pass the bipartisan Protect Our Letter Carriers Act (H.R. 7629), introduced by Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA) and Greg Landsman (OH) to address the rise in violent crimes against letter carriers on the job. Costa shared his support and his experience with assaults on our ATU members. The labor leaders were also joined by Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (NY) and Rep. Steny Hoyer (MD). We stand with NALC and urge Congress to pass this bill for the safety of our dedicated letter carriers.
After the Council meeting, Costa attended a reception by the Democratic Senatorial Lobby Campaign Committee, where he met with Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer from New York and other elected officials to discuss our members’ issues in the states.