On Friday February 20 the Mass. AFL-CIO held its annual State of the Union Conference. The conference was held at the historic Omni Parker House in Boston and featured several panels and guest speakers. Mass. AFL-CIO President Steven Tolman kicked off the conference with a passionate speech about the challenges facing organized labor in Massachusetts and the need for unions and supporters of organized labor to work together and support the causes that effect all of us. Speakers included Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, and Secretary of State William Galvin. Informative panel discussions included topics such as wage theft, the Fight for $15 campaign, Earned Sick Time Law implementation, and challenges facing individual sectors and industries in the coming year. The 2015 State of the Union Conference was a successful day of sharing information and working together to move the labor movement in Massachusetts forward in the new year.