South Carolina AFL-CIO


Labor Among Focuses of Progress SC Summit

A few dozen boxes of canned goods were distributed immediately before and after Christmas, free of charge to recipients who needed them, thanks to the Columbia Central Labor Council(CLC).  

Columbia CLC participation in the 2017 Columbia Christmas Parade came off as a success according to CLC President Sandy Squirewell and SC AFL-CIO Pres.

Recent News

(Columbia, October) Healthcare and Labor were among the issues discussed during the Our Revolution Fall Conference.

The conference was attended by approximately 150 people, including people affiliated with the SC AFL-CIO as well as candidates who they have endorsed. 

The event drew people from all over South Carolina but primarily from the Midlands.

SC AFL-CIO President Erin McKee was among the 30+ attendees present for the Fall Conference of the SC Progressive Network.  The event was held over a two-day period at the Santee State Park.  

Also attending, President-emeritus Donna Dewitt and Greater Columbia Central Labor Council Sec.-Treas. William Christopher, as well as several other members of the National Writer's Union.

The annual convention of the South Carolina AFL-CIO will be held September 7th-9th in Georgetown.  
Speakers will include Mark Dudzic with The Labor Campaign for Single Payer who will speak in support of a single-payer health care system.  Go to
Mike Morrill with Progress South in Columbia is another confirmed speaker.  That organization's website is

Around a dozen protestors carried signs reading "Immigrants Built this Country," "Deport Trump Not Immigrants," etc. during a lunchtime protest May 1st, International Workers' Day.  Some signs were in Spanish with statements like "You Are Not Alone."  The event was held in front of Encore Boats, a Lexington County manufacturer who terminated 21 employees after the workers participated in the Immigrants No-Show Day Feb. 16th.  Those 21 were among only a hundred who were fired nationwide following the event.  

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