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Young Worker Groups

Join a young worker group near you. If there’s not a group in your area, contact your local union or central labor council and start one.

California

Young Workers of California
Statewide (California Labor Federation)
Contact: Lloyd Cargo (916) 708-0830
Facebook: facebook.com/YoungWorkersOfCA

Next Generation Bay Area
San Jose (South Bay Labor Council)
Co-chairs: Daniella Castro, Ze-Kun Li 
(408) 881-3826
Facebook: facebook.com/nextgenbayarea
Twitter: twitter.com/nextgenbayarea

Young Workers United
San Francisco
Contact: Tiffany Crane

Colorado

Colorado Young Worker Project
Denver
Contact: Norma Ruth Ryan; (720) 878-1027
Facebook: facebook.com/COYWP

Connecticut

Connecticut Federation of Young Workers
Hartford (Connecticut AFL-CIO)
Contacts: Matt Brokman (860) 224-4000; David Dal Zin (860) 571-6191

District of Columbia

Young Trade Unionists D.C. Chapter
Washington, D.C.
Contact: Tarn Puvapiromquan

Florida

Tampa Area Young Workers
Tampa
Contact: Carmella Stroud

Young Workers of Florida
Statewide
Contacts: Carmella Blitch, co-chair, 850-445-8898; Sheena McCleary, co-chair, 850-228-9842
Facebook: facebook.com/groups/204377059573574/ 

Georgia

United Youth Council
Atlanta
Contact: Emmanuel Walker Brown, emmanuel@atlantalaborcouncil.org

Illinois

Next Up: Chicago Young Workers
Chicago
www.facebook.com/pages/Next-Up-Chicago-Young-Workers/164232860271275
Contact: Anthony Scorzo, president, ascorzo1583@gmail.com; Adrienne Alexander, vice president, alexander.adrienne@gmail.com; Keith M. Richardson, treasurer, krich4ever@yahoo.com; chicagoyoungworkers@gmail.com

Maryland

Baltimore Young Trade Unionists
Baltimore
Contact: Connie Williams, alwaysoptions.cw@gmail.com

Massachusetts

GBLC - Greater Boston Labor Council
Boston
Contact: Alison Doherty-LaCasse, adoherty@btu.org

Massachusetts Futures Program
Malden
Contact: Allison Doherty-LaCasse, adoherty@btu.org

Minnesota

East Metro Emerging Labor Leaders
St. Paul (Saint Paul Regional Labor Federation / Minnesota AFL-CIO)
Contacts: Patrick Landers, Chair (612) 237-1687; Erica Dalager, Vice Chair (605) 228-4234 

Minnesota Young Workers
Statewide (Minnesota AFL-CIO)
Contact: Jessica Hayssen, (651) 261-8559
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaYoungWorkers
Google Group: minnesota-afl-cio-next-up.googlegroups.com

Nevada

Young Organized Union Representatives (YOUR)-NV AFL-CIO
Las Vegas
Contact: Anthony Rogers

New York

Capital District Next Generation United
Capital District of New York
Contact: Kevin Eitzmann, CDALF.AFLCIO@gmail.com or 518-452-0404
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Capital-District-Next-Generation-United/156556641063982 

Next Generation United
Rochester
Contact: Michelle Hundley, 585-406-2641 or nextgenerationunited@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/NextGenerationUnitedRochester

Next Generation United Capital
Albany
Contact: Kevin Eitzman, Keitzmann.union@gmail.com

Western New York Next UP
Buffalo/Niagara (Western New York Area Labor Federation)
www.facebook.com/WnyNextUp
President: Andrew Glauser, (716) 913-2623

Ohio

Cincinnati Young Workers
Cincinnati
Contact: Katelyn Hartford

Ohio's Next Up
Columbus
www.ohaflcio.org, www.facebook.com/ohaflcio
Contact: Amanda Sabol, asabol@ohaflcio.org 

Oregon

Oregon AFL-CIO/YELL
Portland
Contact: Nick Gaitaud, usw7150@yahoo.com

Texas

Young Trade Unionists Committee (YTU)
Houston
Contact: Stephen Gonzales, sgonzales@ibew716.net

Virginia

NOVA Y.E.L.L. (Northern Virginia Young Emerging Labor Leaders)
Northern Virginia
www.facebook.com/pages/NOVA-YELL/139580416128335
Executive committee: Breanne Armbrust, education chair; Steve Courtien, finance chair; Aaron Fenchel, community outreach chair; Julie Hunter, communication chair; Francis Jacobberger, community service chair; Ian Stublarec, political action chair
Contact: novayell@gmail.com

Washington

Washington Young Emerging Labor Leaders
Washington State
http://www.facebook.com/washingtonYELLhttp://twitter.com/#!/Washingtonyell,
http://www.youtube.com/user/WashingtonYell?feature=mhee
President: Kamaria Hightower
Contact: 206-281-8901 ext. 21, info@washingtonyell.org

National

AFSCME Next Wave
Nationwide
www.afscme.org/news/publications/next-wave-toolkit, www.afscme.org/members/20373.cfm
Contact: Jessica Weinstein, jweinstein@afscme.org or 202-429-1111

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