Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Labor Activists Participate in Leadership Intensive Training

Leadership Intensive participants

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

On March 24, 32 leaders and staff from state federations, area labor federations and central labor councils across the country completed three and a half days of sessions with the Leadership Intensive (LI). The event was run by Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies and took place in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. The leaders discussed ways to strengthen organizations, engage in political and legislative campaigns, serve immigrant workers, and more. AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler addressed the group—stressing innovation and boldness—and presented the pandemic-delayed 2021 cohorts with their graduation certificates.