The North Shore Labor Council is one of almost 500 state and nearby labor councils of the North Shore Labor Council and are the core of the labor development. We are chosen bodies devoted to speaking to the interests of working individuals at the state and neighborhood level. We prepare our individuals and network accomplices to advocate for social and monetary equity and we endeavor every day to vanquish persecution and improve our networks for all individuals—paying little mind to race, shading, age, sexual direction, religion, or ethnic or national starting point.

We have roots returning over a century, with a long and glad history of battling for equity for the Province's laborers. Framed in 1887 as the state of Massachusetts part of the American League of Labor, and later sanctioned by the national AFL-CIO in the year of 1958, the North Shore Labor Council is an association of associations, committed to accomplishing a superior personal satisfaction for middle class families within our region.

At the North Shore Labor Council, our main goal is to manufacture the labor development - to combine our aggregate force and advance a wide social and financial equity motivation. We need an economy that advantages and strengthens crafted by each individual association and laborer. Our vision is of a reasonable and just society that advantages every single working individuals, the sorted out and the not yet composed.

Company Overview

The NSLC is an alliance of more than 45 nearby associations speaking to in excess of 18,000 patrons and their families on the North Shore. The NSLC is sanctioned by the national AFL-CIO and is focused on maintaining its standards. We additionally check many Change to Win associations, including SEIU, UFCW and Join HERE as committed members. What's more, we band together with network associations, for example, Neighbor to Neighbor, Mass Senior Activity, and ECCO, to battle for working families on the North Shore.


The job of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO is to fill in as the brought together voice of every single sorted out laborer in the Ward and to be a voice for every working individuals, those in associations and those not yet composed. Our central goal is to improve the lives of working families—by working for financial, social and racial equity in the working environment, in our networks, our state and in our country. Our vision is of a reasonable and just society that advantages every single working individuals, not a framework that is fixed for the well-off not many.

To battle for working families on the North Shore. The North Shore incorporates the urban communities and towns of:

  • Wenham
  • Beverly
  • Wakefield
  • Boxford
  • Topsfield
  • Danvers
  • Swampscott
  • Essex
  • Saugus
  • Gloucester
  • Salem
  • Hamilton
  • Rockport
  • Ipswich
  • Reading
  • Lynn
  • Peabody
  • Lynnfield
  • North Reading
  • Manchester
  • Nahant
  • Middleton
  • Marblehead

Katie Cohen Elected as Executive Director

The North Shore Labor Council, an alliance of 42 associations situated in Lynn, has contracted coordinator Katie Cohen as official executive. She will take on expanded obligations speaking to the association, coordinating volunteers and assistants, and creating techniques for building a more grounded labor development in the territory.

"Katie has filled in as council coordinator for more than two years and has helped increment support with new delegates and pioneers," Council President Jeff Crosby said. "She has likewise fortified ties among associations and local gatherings that we work with, and assembled collaborations with the school division and the city of Lynn. She coordinated our work with a few political races, including ongoing state races and our help for City hall leader (Thomas M.) McGee a year ago. Her advancement to the new position will better position her to help lead us later."

Beth Kontos of Salem, Labor Council Board part and leader of American Alliance of Educators Massachusetts, included, "The council is at a defining moment and is progressing initiative for proceeded with development. Ms. Cohen has just been working in a position of authority at NSLC and has a demonstrated reputation of associating all partners in our locale. We anticipate supporting this work further as we develop the intensity of labor in Massachusetts."

The council expects Cohen will give progression to the council as long-term pioneers resign or take up new duties and new activists steer of the labor development in the territory. Jeff Crosby, who has filled in as North Shore Labor Council president for a long time, has reported that he won't run for re-appointment toward the finish of his present term in December of 2019.

Initially from West Virginia, Cohen was engaged with appointive governmental issues there and in the battle against "peak expulsion" for strip-mining, which causes wellbeing and monetary issues. She studied music and human science at Dark colored College. She sang expertly in New York City while maintaining various sources of income. "I had the experience of having my wages taken on low-pay occupations, and this is a piece of what took me to the labor development," she said. She initially started working at the Labor Council as an individual with the Jewish Arranging Activity and System and was employed full-time after the temporary position.


At the North Shore Labor Council, our central goal is to improve the lives of working families by working for financial and social equity in the work environment, in our networks, our state and in our country. Our program work mirrors these objectives. See beneath to find out about our projects.

Authoritative Activity

We guarantee administrators on Reference point Slope take care of the requirements of working individuals

Political Issues

The Massachusetts AFL-CIO Political Program chooses competitors who forcefully bolster professional laborer enactment and will face assaults on the personal satisfaction of working individuals.


This grassroots system of patrons saddles the intensity of sorted out, working individuals to win decisions, yet to consider our chosen authorities responsible.

Grant Program

Serving secondary school understudies in the Province with a large portion of a million dollars for school training.

Workforce Advancement

The association's 501(c) (3) instruction and preparing arm - works with associations, managers, and the open workforce framework to shape organizations that attention on development, efficiency, and ability.

Fast Reaction

Our Fast Reaction group helps laborers who are encountering lay-offs or scaling back to land new positions, preparing, work directing, and the sky is the limit from there.

The Labor Movement

From the soonest days of the American states, when disciple laborers in Charleston, S.C., picketed for better compensation during the 1700s, to the principal formal association of laborers in 1829 who looked to diminish their time at work to 60 hours every week, our country's working individuals have perceived that alliance is the best methods for improving their lives on and off the activity.

Our 21st century work environment rights and insurances—like the eight-hour day and laws covering security and wellbeing at work—have been won by the battles and forfeits of working ladies and men who were enabled by the quality of solidarity and whose activities epitomized the America long for reasonableness and an open door for all to succeed.