From Metro Washington Labor Council AFL-CIO <[email protected]>
Subject Health care workers support Access2Care bill
Date April 4, 2023 9:47 AM
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Health care workers support Access2Care bill

Washington Post workers fight for fair pay

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#StopTheMerger Protests at Safeway & Kroger (Clarksburg, WV): Tue, April 4, 3pm - 4pm
Kroger #774 98 Emily Dr, Clarksburg, WV 26301 ([link removed] map)

From UFCW Local 400 ([link removed] more info here)

#StopTheMerger Protests at Safeway & Kroger (Alexandria, VA): Wed, April 5, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Safeway #1847 5980 Kingstowne Towne Ctr, Alexandria, VA 22315 ([link removed] map)

#StopTheMerger Protests at Safeway & Kroger (Washington DC): Wed, April 5, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Safeway #2892 1100 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20024 ([link removed] map)

#StopTheMerger Protests at Safeway & Kroger (Charleston, WV): Wed, April 5, 3pm - 4pm
Kroger #778 500 Delaware Ave, Charleston, WV 25302 ([link removed] map)

UFCW 400 is holding protests today and tomorrow at Kroger and Safeway as part of a [link removed] #StopTheMerger(see Calendar, above) [link removed] @stop_merger [link removed] nationwide week of action. [link removed] CLICK HERE for details.


Health care workers support Access2Care bill

"Loraine Arikat of @1199SEIU_MDDC says that they know patients are delaying their care because they cannot afford it.," tweeted [link removed] Maryland Health Care for Allhttps://twitter.com/HealthyMaryland . "All Marylanders need #Access2Care (HB588) regardless of immigration status. #mdga23 @SenBillFerg"


Washington Post workers fight for fair pay

"The @PostGuild is fighting for fair pay at the bargaining table," tweeted [link removed] Washington Post Guild. "The Post hasn't budged from current levels -- the lowest around $30,000. In the DC area, this is unlivable. At a place like The Post, it's unconscionable. Read our zine to see how we're hoping to change that." [link removed]


Traveling? Read this!

"The hotel industry wants to say goodbye to daily housekeeping - but we don't," tweeted [link removed] UNITE HEREhttps://twitter.com/unitehere . "UNITE HERE has won agreements and legislation protecting automatic daily housekeeping because when rooms go days without cleaning, they're dirtier and harder for us to clean." [link removed] Read more in "Say Goodbye to Daily Hotel Room Cleaning" in The New York Times.


Labor Quote: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,

"Let me say to you tonight that whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth."

[link removed] Speech to striking sanitation workers at Mason Temple in Memphis, TN, on April 3, 1968. He was assassinated the next day; in the wake of this tragedy, riots broke out in many cities, including Washington, DC.

Today's Labor History
This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] The 1922-23 Windber Coal Strike. Last week's show: [link removed] Erasing Virginia's labor history.

The first issue of The Labor Review, a "weekly magazine for organized workers," was published in Minneapolis. Edna George, a cigar packer in Minneapolis, won $10 in gold for suggesting the name "Labor Review." The Labor Review has been published continuously since then, currently as a monthly newspaper - 1907

Unemployed riot in New York City's Union Square - 1914

Some 1,700 United Mine Workers members in Virginia and West Virginia beat back concessions demanded by Pittston Coal Co. - 1989

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