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Solid State Books workers announce plans to unionize
Workers at Solid State Books yesterday announced plans to unionize with UFCW Local 400. "We are unionizing because we love our work, our customers, and the broader H street community," said the Solid State Union workers organizing committee. "With a collective voice, we know we can make Solid State Books the best workplace it can be." While the workers have requested voluntary recognition -- every eligible worker at the store has signed union authorization cards -- the group also filed for a union election last Friday, in case management fails to voluntarily recognize the union. The union would cover seven employees at the store located at 600 H Street NE. ""We are all in this together," said the workers.
ICYMI: Many MoCo employees follow the trend of forming labor unions
MoCo360 [link removed] reports on how the pro-union phenomenon is playing out in Montgomery County, "especially among the younger generations of workers."
Labor Quote: Dolly Parton
9 to 5, yeah/They got you where they want you/There's a better life/And you dream about it, don't you/It's a rich man's game/No matter what they call it/And you spend your life/Puttin' money in his wallet
Dolly Parton hit number one on the record charts on this date in 1981 with "9 to 5," her anthem to the daily grind.
Today's Labor History
This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] Erasing Virginia's labor history. Last week's show: [link removed] The Strange Career of "the Working Class".
The United Farm Workers of America reaches agreement with Bruce Church Inc. on a contract for 450 lettuce harvesters, ending a 17-year-long boycott. The pact raised wages, provided company-paid health benefits to workers and their families, created a seniority system to deal with seasonal layoffs and recalls, and established a pesticide monitoring system - 1996
More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract - 2006
Newly-elected President Barack Obama signs the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, making it easier for women and minorities to win pay discrimination suits - 2009
Hiring Hall: DC-area union jobs, plus [link removed] click here for more listingshttp://www.dclabor.org/hiring-hall.html !
[link removed] Labor Relations Counsel, ALPA, based in Tysons (McLean), VA (Posted: 3/23/2023) Virginia
[link removed] EEO Specialist (Attorney) - AFGE Women's Fair Practices Department, based in Washington, DC [National Office] (Posted: 3/24/2023) District of Columbia
[link removed] Energy Project Coordinator, CJNRC, this is a REMOTE position (CJNRC is based in New York) (Posted: 3/28/2023)
[link removed] Educational Policy Specialist, MSEA, based in Maryland (Posted: 3/22/2023)
[link removed] New Organizer (two positions), CIR/SEIU, work Location by assignment: anywhere in the United States (Posted: 3/24/2023)
[link removed] Project Field Lead Organizer - Manufacturing, USW, based out of Nashville, TN (Posted: 3/22/2023)
[link removed] Project Field Organizer - Manufacturing, USW, based out of Nashville, TN (Posted: 3/22/2023)
[link removed] Project Field Organizer - Manufacturing, USW, based out of Charlotte, NC (Posted: 3/22/2023)
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