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Subject Hiring Hall: March with labor at the Greenbelt Parade
Date August 31, 2022 9:49 AM
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March with labor at the Greenbelt Parade

AFL-CIO plans "massive" GOTV this Fall

Zen Leaf Cannabis dispensary workers unionize with UFCW 400

Today's Labor History

Today's Labor Quote: Sandy Felder

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
WPFW-FM 89.3 FM; [link removed] click here to hear today's report

Wednesdays with Warner: Wed, August 31, 8:15am - 9:15am

Windmill Hill Park, 500 South Lee St., Alexandria, VA

This is Week 77 of the gathering, hosted by the Coalition to Repeal Right to Work, protesting the fact that Senator Warner is one of only three Democratic Senators who has chosen not to co-sponsor the PRO Act. The PRO Act would protect the right of private sector workers to organize unions.

Labor Day Eve Mass/Misa de la Vispera del Dia Del Trabajo: Wed, August 31, 5pm - 7pm

Saint Camillus Church, 1600 St Camillus Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20903, USA ([link removed] map)

All parishioners are invited, as well as members of local labor unions; all are welcome! Info: Fr. Brian Jordan, OFM 301-434-8400 ext 404 [email protected]

Induction of The Essential Workers of the Coronavirus Pandemic into the U.S. Department of Labor Hall of Honor: Thu, September 1, 11am - 12pm

U.S. Dept of Labor - Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210
[link removed] RSVP on Eventbrite; Please arrive at the 3rd & C streets entrance by 10:30 a.m. to accommodate security screening.

Union City Radio: Your Rights at Work: Thu, September 1, 1pm - 2pm

WPFW 89.3 FM or [link removed] listen online.

Pre-Labor Day weekend Happy Hour with Baltimore/DC Pride@Work Chapter: Thu, September 1, 5pm - 7pm

El Chucho - Cocina Superior, 3313 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA ([link removed] map)

[link removed] George Mason University Coalition for Worker Rights: Fri, September 2, 12pm - 1pm

This is a monthly meeting of faculty, students, alumni, campus workers, and contract workers joining together to advocate for worker rights at GMU.

Labor on the Bima: Oseh Shalom: Fri, September 2, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Oseh Shalom Synagogue, 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel, MD 20707

Cantor Caitlin McLaughlin and Cantor Emeritus Charlie Bernhardt (AFM 161-710) will be joined by special guest Elise Bryant of the Labor Heritage Foundation. Elise will share music and speak on common cause among African Americans and Jews pursuing labor justice.

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On The Air: [link removed] Click here to catch last week's Your Rights At Work radio show (WPFW 89.3FM, Thursdays 1-2p); [link removed] Monopolizing inflation; David Bacon's wall of photos.

March with labor at the Greenbelt Parade

Area union members, leaders and supporters are urged to march in this year's Greenbelt Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 5, either with the contingent organized by Susan Flashman (IBEW 26 and Maryland/DC Alliance for Retired Americans) or the one marching with labor-endorsed candidate Delegate Nicole Williams (MD LD 22). The 2-hour parade begins at 10a; marchers should plan to arrive earlier, before streets close at 9a.[link removed] CLICK HERE to RSVP (deadline COB Friday, September 3). For details/more info: Dejah Desiree Williams, mailto:[email protected] [email protected] or Susan Flashman [email protected].


AFL-CIO plans "massive" GOTV this Fall

The AFL-CIO kicked off the Labor Day weekend, in advance, with a detailed political plan for the fall elections and beyond, released August 23 in a nationwide zoom call. The plan features massive from-the-ground-up member-driven involvement, including a feedback loop where workers' recommendations will adjust the federation's issue priorities between now and Election Day, and afterwards, President Liz Shuler said.

"We start with worksite communications, then to local unions, then connecting back to state federations and local labor councils" and finally the national headquarters. Then the issues members decide on locally would be applied to campaigns "from school boards to the U.S. Senate," Shuler explained.

Metro Washington area labor GOTV efforts will take place throughout the DMV, including door-knocking campaigns, phonebanks, mailings and outreach to area union locals. "We'll be working with our affiliates to ensure that their members turn out on Election Day to support labor's candidates," said MWC President Dyana Forester. The local efforts will dovetail with the AFL-CIO's plans to produce materials for massive issue education campaigns to get "trusted information" into workers' hands, especially when meeting them one-on-one at worksites, to preserve and build on the gains workers have won during the Democratic Biden administration, and to prevent the labor-hostile takeover of Congress by anti-worker forces. Details on the local efforts will be released soon.

- Mark Gruenberg, PAI Staff Writer

Zen Leaf Cannabis dispensary workers unionize with UFCW 400

Workers at Zen Leaf cannabis dispensary in Germantown, Md. have officially unionized with UFCW Local 400. "Management always said the cannabis industry is a new and better world and we're building it from the ground up, but we didn't see any of that improvement happening for the workers," said Ginko Spinel, a patient care advisor who has worked at Zen Leaf for a year and a half. "Now that we have a union, we have a voice on the job and we can contribute to making that vision a reality. I couldn't be more excited for us to negotiate our first union contract." "As the cannabis industry continues to blossom, it is imperative that job standards reflect the booming growth of the profession," said UFCW Local 400 President Mark P. Federici. "By joining together as a union, these workers have taken a big step toward securing a thriving future for themselves and their employer." A majority of Zen Leaf employees signed union authorization cards and filed for a union election in June, ballots were distributed to workers on July 28th and votes were tallied by NLRB officials on August 18. The unionized workforce covers approximately 10 employees working at the Germantown store. The staff at Zen Leaf have joined the ranks of other cannabis industry workers in the region who have unionized, including MaryMed and DC Holistic Wellness.


Labor Quote: Sandy Feldman

"It's important to know you're part of a huge movement of people who still care about what happens to ordinary people in the United States."

At the 1991 Solidarity March and Rally, which drew 325,000 unionists to Washington DC. On August 31, 1991. Feldman was president of the United Federation of Teachers, the New York City branch of the American Federation of Teachers.

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Today's Labor History

This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] Mother Jones and Fannie Sellins. Last week's show: [link removed] Scabby The Rat; Smoking at Work; Which Side Are You On? (Encore).

August 31

10,000 striking miners began a fight at Blair Mountain, W.Va., for recognition of their union, the UMWA. Federal troops were sent in, and miners were forced to withdraw 5 days later, after 16 deaths - 1921

Solidarity workers movement founded as a strike coordination committee at Lenin Shipyards, Gdansk, Poland. The strike launched a wave of unrest in the Soviet Union that ultimately led to its dissolution in 1991 - 1980

325,000 unionists gathered in Washington, D.C. for a Solidarity Day march and rally for workplace fairness and healthcare reform - 1991

PHOTO QUIZ: Can you name any of the folks in the front line in the photo above? Email us at [email protected]!

September 1
A three-week strike in Woonsocket, R.I., part of a national movement to obtain a minimum wage for textile workers, resulted in the deaths of three workers. Ultimately more than 420,000 workers struck nationally - 1934

In Hawaii, some 26,000 sugar workers represented by the Longshoremen's union begin what is to become a successful 79-day strike that shuts down 33 of the 34 sugar plantations on the islands. The strike brought an end to Hawaii's paternalistic labor relations and impacted political and social institutions throughout the then-territory - 1946

The AFL-CIO creates Working America, a nonpartisan, non-profit organization designed to build alliances among non-union working people - 2003

- 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] Office Assistant IV - Federal Government Affairs, AFSCME, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/12/2022) District of Columbia

[link removed] Accounting Clerk/Expense Account Audit Clerk, APWU, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/10/2022) District of Columbia
[link removed] Administrative Assistant, VEA, based in Richmond, VA (Posted: 8/24/2022) Virginia

Communications

[link removed] Communications Assistant, AAUP, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/10/2022) District of Columbia
[link removed] Senior Digital Communications Specialist - Communications, AFSCME, based in Washington, DC [Headquarters] (Posted: 8/22/2022) District of Columbia

[link removed] Communication Coordinator, SEIU (1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East), for covering Maryland / DC (Posted: 8/22/2022) District of Columbia, Maryland
[link removed] Digital Program Director, SOC, based in Washington, DC (offering hybrid work options) (Posted: 8/30/2022) District of Columbia

[link removed] Content Strategist, UFCW, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/18/2022) District of Columbia

Information Tech
[link removed] Network Analyst II - Information Technology Department, AFSCME, based in Washington, DC [Headquarters] (Posted: 8/10/2022) District of Columbia

[link removed] Data Systems Manager, IBT, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/26/2022) District of Columbia

Legal
[link removed] Law Fellow, SEIU, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/24/2022) District of Columbia

[link removed] Attorney, IAMAW, based in Upper Marlboro, MD (Posted: 8/25/2022) Maryland
[link removed] General Counsel / Director of Legal Services, based in Richmond, VA (Posted: 8/24/2022) Virginia

Misc

[link removed] Assistant Director of Infrastructure Services and Support, CWA, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/19/2022) District of Columbia
[link removed] Campaign Lead | Human Rights Department, CWA, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/19/2022) District of Columbia

[link removed] Compliance Officer, AFGE, based in the National Office (Washington, DC) (Posted: 8/25/2022) District of Columbia
[link removed] Senior Associate, AFT, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/30/2022)

[link removed] Human Resources Associate (Temporary), CWA, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/17/2022) District of Columbia
[link removed] Executive Director, IN4WS, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/9/2022) District of Columbia (National search)

[link removed] Executive Assistant, NELP, based in Washington, DC (currently REMOTE through return to office) (Posted: 8/9/2022) District of Columbia
[link removed] Executive Director, NPPC, this is a remote position (Posted: 8/12/2022)

[link removed] Development Associate, GiveGreen, LCV, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/16/2022) District of Columbia
[link removed] Development Writer, location is Flexible (LCV is headquartered in Washington DC, the employee may decide whether to work remotely or from an LCV office) (Posted: 8/16/2022) District of Columbia

[link removed] Field Representative - Airports Division - Washington, DC; Maryland & Virginia, SEIU 32BJ, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/15/2022) District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
[link removed] Staff Representative, AFSCME (Council 67), based in Baltimore, MD (Posted: 8/19/2022) Maryland

[link removed] UniServ Director, TABCO, based in Towson, MD (Posted: 8/23/2022) Maryland

Organizing
[link removed] Department of Organizing and Services Director, AAUP, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/10/2022) District of Columbia

[link removed] Organizer, AFT, remote position (Posted: 8/9/2022)
[link removed] Assistant Organizing Director, LIUNA-MAROC, based in the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area; DC, MD, VA (Posted: 8/11/2022) District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

[link removed] Organizer / Organizer-in-Training, LIUNA-MAROC, based in the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area (DC, MD, VA) (Posted: 8/11/2022) District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
[link removed] Political Organizer, UNITE HERE, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/12/2022) District of Columbia

[link removed] Manager, Member Organizing, MCEA, based in Rockville, MD (Posted: 8/22/2022) Maryland
[link removed] Statewide Organizer, VEA, based in Richmond, VA for covering Virginia (Posted: 8/23/2022) Virginia

[link removed] UniServ Director - Territory 14-15, VEA, based in Manassas, VA (Posted: 8/16/2022) Virginia

Political
[link removed] Government Affairs Representative, Healthy Communities, LCV, based in Washington, DC.

[link removed] Senior Program Officer for Government Relations, AAUP, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/10/2022) District of Columbia
[link removed] Legislative Affairs Specialist I - Federal Government Affairs, AFSCME, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/12/2022) District of Columbia

[link removed] Political Organizer, UNITE HERE, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/12/2022) District of Columbia
[link removed] Legislative Director, (SEIU Pennsylvania State Council), based in Harrisburg, PA (Posted: 8/19/2022) Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Research

[link removed] Senior Research and Outreach Associate (International Program), CEPR (8/12)
[link removed] Strategic Research Analyst, SOC, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/10/2022) District of Columbia

[link removed] Senior Strategic Research Analyst, SOC, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 8/10/2022) District of Columbia
[link removed] Campaign Researcher, UNITE HERE, may be based in Sacramento, CA; New Haven, CT; Washington, DC; or Seattle, WA (Posted: 8/12/2022) California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Washington

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