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Subject Hiring Hall: Shakespeare doth organize
Date July 27, 2022 9:49 AM
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Shakespeare doth organize

VCU Aramark workers win first contract

Richmond City employees can now organize

Labor Photo: LSR Refinishing workers want a union

UFCW 400: "Keep the Pressure On for a Fair Contract at Shoppers"

PGCC labor-endorsed candidates sweep in MD primary

"Unsung Heroes Art Exhibition" celebrates Takoma Park city employees

APALA Summer Meet and Greet this Sunday

Today's Labor History

Today's Labor Quote

Hiring Hall: DC-area union staff jobs!!

TODAY'S LABOR CALENDAR; [link removed] click here for complete and latest listings

Union City Radio: 7:15am daily
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Wednesdays with Warner for the PRO Act: Wed, July 27, 8:15am - 9:15am

Windmill Hill Park, 501 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA ([link removed] map)

Rally for a Fair Contract for Shoppers workers (UFCW Local 400): Wed, July 27, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
SHOPPERS Stafford, 1505 Stafford Market Pl, Stafford, VA 22554, USA ([link removed] map)

[link removed] D.C. CLUW meeting: Wed, July 27, 6pm - 8pm

Union City Radio: Your Rights at Work: Thu, July 28, 1pm - 2pm
WPFW 89.3 FM or [link removed] listen online.

What Can Labor Do to Build on this Unusually Promising Moment? Thu, July 28, 2pm - 3pm

The Century Foundation: [link removed] RSVP HERE.

[link removed] Arlington Dems Labor Caucus: Thu, July 28, 6pm - 7pm
Meeting for union members and friends of labor in Arlington.

[link removed] Pride at Work (VA): Thu, July 28, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

Pride at Work is our LGBTQ+ support and advocacy group. All are welcome!

Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel leaflet (UNITE HERE 7): Sat, July 30, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Corner of Little Patuxent Parkway and Divided Sky Lane ([link removed] map)

APALA Summer Meet and Greet: Sun, July 31, 2pm - 5pm

832 Trinity St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA ([link removed] map)

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Labor on the Air: On last week's [link removed] Your Rights At Work radio show (WPFW 89.3FM Thursdays at 1p): Selma James says "Our Time Is Now". Writer, feminist and social activist Selma James on the International Wages for Housework Campaign at 50.

Shakespeare doth organize

Production staff at the [link removed]]=AZVV9AJXltcVVyxp2PTVejFFYyEFI6I8NTZzFdV_gADLyRQVKkgo0nYqOql493KnRxBmkug2CmEBYdzU3jCI-cWoisEW7VAS0bkaSRnJ8Bpz0U3YRgA2gUxXQoaPDz3kFxbfV8dmJ8xRhCAeUmykDtWlyDRSkwHVPdoeu3Pyzf5Wr0Zim6QXm3ZBlxiOu16mp3A&__tn__=kK-R Shakespeare Theatre Company have voted overwhelmingly (23-6) to join IATSE Local 22, after [link removed] filing for an election in May. Issues included low wages compared to other regional theaters and unfair treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. "I have been fighting for this," deck chief Andrew Wilkinson [link removed] told DCist, "since I started three years ago." "Welcome, new members!" tweeted Local 22 yesterday.


VCU Aramark workers win first contract

Aramark workers at Virginia Commonwealth University have won their first contract. The members of UNITE HERE Local 23 won immediate across the board raises of $3/hr, union health insurance, a pension by the end of the contract and strong civil rights language and protections.

Richmond City employees can now organize

Richmond City workers won historic collective bargaining rights when the Richmond City Council voted to approve a [link removed] collective bargaining ordinance Monday night. "Tonight we celebrate," tweeted SEIU Virginia 512. "Tomorrow we continue to organize to win good union jobs and quality public services for all Richmond families!" SEIU organizing committee member Ben Himmelfarb [link removed]. told VPM/NPR that "The organizing that's been done stands on the shoulders of people who have been here for decades, including people who have tried to organize in the past for better working conditions and better public services."


Labor Photo: LSR Refinishing workers want a union

Prince George's County Councilman Edward Burroughs III (third from right) and the Baltimore DC Building Trades Council joined Painters DC51 on Monday in Clinton, MD, where LSR Refinishing workers are demanding union representation.
photo by Roxana Mejia, IUPAT DC 51

UFCW 400: "Keep the Pressure On for a Fair Contract at Shoppers"

After more than two years of back-and-forth with UNFI corporate executives, UFCW Local 400 remains without a contract at Shoppers. "It wasn't until we announced our first protest on July 20th that UNFI started to respond," [link removed] said Local 400. "Enough is enough, we won't let up until we get the fair contract we deserve!" Weekly protests on Wednesdays at area Shoppers are scheduled on July 27 (1505 Stafford Market Place, Stafford, VA), August 3 (7790 Riverdale Rd, New Carrollton, MD), 10 (6300 Coventry Way, Clinton, MD) & 17 (4720 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD).


PGCC labor-endorsed candidates sweep in MD primary

Prince George's County Council candidates Eric Olson (District 3), Wanika Fisher (D2), Krystal Oriadha (D7) and Edward P. Burroughs (D8) were among the labor-endorsed candidates who notched wins in last week's Maryland primary. "We can count on these candidates to stand by our members and be strong advocates for their interests," said MWC Political Director Dejah Desiree Williams. The Metro Washington Council coordinated with affiliates and the Maryland and DC AFL-CIO to make calls and knock on the doors of thousands of union voters in local races to urge support and turn out for candidates who had earned labor's endorsement. "We congratulate all our candidates for their efforts, thank our affiliates for their hard work, and look forward to moving together in unity in the general election this Fall to elect political leaders who will fight for working men and women of this state," said Williams. photo: ATU 689 member at the polls during the July 19 Maryland primary; photo by Chris Garlock/Union City


"Unsung Heroes Art Exhibition" celebrates Takoma Park city employees

Many City of Takoma Park employees perform important work every day that goes unheralded and unsung, but the City would grind to a halt without them. Local artist [link removed] Renee Lachman will be honoring City employees - members of AFSCME Local 3399 -- in a new series of paintings and charcoal drawings, including sanitation workers, gardeners, crossing guards, and library staff. A free opening reception for the Unsung Heroes exhibition will be held this Thursday (see Calendar) at 7:30 p.m. in the Takoma Park Community Center (7500 Maple Avenue). "These sanitation workers remind me of Olympic athletes with all their running and lifting of heavy trash, old furniture, yard waste, and broken tree limbs through all kinds of weather," Lachman said. "During the COVID-19 pandemic, we've celebrated the work of doctors, nurses, and firefighters. I wanted to highlight Takoma Park's other unsung heroes." [link removed] Read more here.


APALA Summer Meet and Greet this Sunday

Are you an AAPI (Asian American/Pacific Islander) worker or retiree? Are you an ally of the AAPI community? Are you a union member? Are you interested in anti-racist work? Do you want to help stop AAPI hate? If you answered yes to any of these questions and/or would like to meet up with like-minded labor and community activists, please join the Maryland chapter of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO Summer Meet and Greet on Sunday, July 31, 2 pm at Virginia Rodino's, 832 Trinity Street in Baltimore. "All friends, allies and members are welcome to attend," says Rodino. "Light fare and refreshments will be served; please feel free to BYOB or a snack to share." RSVP: mailto:[email protected] [email protected]


Labor Quote: Keshia Brown

"They want us to come to work for them and make them a billion dollar company and not say a word. But we need a voice and that's why I believe we need a union."

Keshia Brown is one of the workers at a Dollar General store in Holly Hill, South Carolina, who [link removed] walked out on strike on July 16.

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Today's Labor History

This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] A cold wind and a hot summer sit-down; Last week's show: [link removed] Tragedy and Resistance at Port Chicago Naval Magazine.

July 27

William Sylvis, founder of the National Labor Union, died - 1869

July 28
Women shoemakers in Lynn, Mass. create Daughters of St. Crispin, demand pay equal to that of men - 1869

A strike by Paterson, N.J. silk workers for an eight-hour day, improved working conditions ends after six months, with the workers' demands unmet. During the course of the strike, approximately 1,800 strikers were arrested, including Wobblie leaders Big Bill Haywood and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn - 1913

Federal troops burn the shantytown built near the U.S. Capitol by thousands of unemployed WWI veterans, camping there to demand a bonus they had been promised but never received - 1932

- David Prosten.

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Hiring Hall: DC-area union jobs, plus [link removed] click here for more listingshttp://www.dclabor.org/hiring-hall.html !

Administrative
[link removed] Administrative Associate - Human Resources & Administration Department, LCV, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 7/25/2022) District of Columbia

[link removed] Bookkeeper, AFSCME Council 20, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 7/18/2022) District of Columbia

[link removed] Accounts Receivable Associate, NELP, Currently 100% remote, with option to work at our offices. ((When offices open up, this part-time position may work remotely up to two days a week. We expect this position to work from our offices in Washington DC or New York City) (Posted: 7/21/2022)

[link removed] Chief Auditor, UFCW, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 7/21/2022) District of Columbia
[link removed] Administrative and Accounting Assistant (Fixed-Term), Working America, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 7/21/2022) District of Columbia

Communications

[link removed] Senior Digital Media Strategist, APWU, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 7/13/2022) District of Columbia
[link removed] Communications Specialist, CPWR, based in Silver Spring, MD (Posted: 7/20/2022) District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia

[link removed] Chispa State Communications Manager, LCV, flexible location. Deadline to apply is August 14, 2022.
[link removed] Assistant Director of Communications - Executive Communications, SEIU, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 7/20/2022) District of Columbia

[link removed] Media Relations Specialist, UFCW, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 7/19/2022) District of Columbia

Info Tech
[link removed] Technology and Data Administrator, UFCW, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 7/19/2022) District of Columbia

[link removed] Sr. Technical Writer, ALPA, based in Tysons (McLean), VA (Posted: 7/22/2022) Virginia

Legal

Attorney with litigation experience and a demonstrated commitment to civil rights; Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, send cover letter, resume, references, transcript, and independent writing sample to [email protected]. [link removed] Click here for more information about the firm.

Misc

[link removed] Director - Voting Rights and Democracy Program, CPD, based in New York City, NY or Washington, DC (strongly preferred; other locations considered) (Posted: 7/13/2022)
[link removed] Aviation Safety Coordinator - Airline Division, IBT, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 7/13/2022) District of Columbia

[link removed] Senior Development Manager, Working America, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 7/21/2022) District of Columbia
[link removed] Field Representative, ACE-AFSCME Local 2250, based in Upper Marlboro, MD (Posted: 7/14/2022) Maryland

Organizing

[link removed] Senior Campaign Lead, NABET-CWA, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 7/13/2022) District of Columbia
[link removed] Organizer, SEIU 500, based in Gaithersburg, MD (Posted: 7/20/2022) Maryland

[link removed] Digital Organizing Manager, SEIU 500, based in Gaithersburg, MD (Posted: 7/19/2022) Maryland
[link removed] Organizer, Green Worker Alliance, covering Virginia (Posted: 7/18/2022) Virginia

Political

[link removed] Director - Voting Rights and Democracy Program, CPD, based in New York City, NY or Washington, DC (strongly preferred; other locations considered) (Posted: 7/13/2022)
[link removed] Coordinator for Member Political Engagement, SEIU 500, based in Gaithersburg, MD (Posted: 7/18/2022) Maryland

Research

[link removed] Health and Safety Advocate II - Research and Collective Bargaining, AFSCME, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 7/19/2022) District of Columbia

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