Central Labor Union (1880-1896)

4 1/2 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC, US

Category: Labor Organizations - historic

Used in the following map:

DC Labor Map

For several years, the CLU -- the forerunner of the modern Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO -- co-existed with another city-wide labor organization, District Assembly 66 of the Knights of Labor (see 16); in fact, both organizations met at the same location, 4 ½ & Pennsylvania, the CLU on Tuesday nights, DA 66 on Thursdays. Eventually, DA 66 was dissolved but this would not be the last time there would be parallel citywide labor organizations: