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Subject Tentative deal reached at Politics & Prose
Date September 2, 2022 9:48 AM
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Tentative deal reached at Politics & Prose

Labor agreement reached on Maryland's Purple Line construction

Shoppers workers protests continue

CSA's News You Can Use: Golf Tourney spots & Football tix

Labor Quote: Liz Shuler

Today's Labor History


Labor Calendar: [link removed] click here for complete and latest listings

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

Labor on the Bima: Oseh Shalom: Fri, September 2, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Oseh Shalom Synagogue, 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel, MD 20707, USA ([link removed] map)

Cantor Caitlin McLaughlin and Cantor Emeritus Charlie Bernhardt (AFM L.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.

Starbucks Labor Day Weekend Sip-Ins (MD, DC & VA): Sat/Sun/Mon, September 3, 4 & 5, 11am - 1pm
Multiple locations in Maryland, the District and Virginia.

Show your support with an @SBWorkersUnited Sip-In! [link removed] CLICK HERE. PLUS: Boost your impact with these resources: [link removed] #NoContractNoCoffee pledge form. [link removed] Adopt a store form for Sip-Ins. Sip In [link removed] Toolkit.

Starbucks Labor Day Weekend Sip-Ins: Leesburg: Sun, September 4, 11am - 12pm
Leesburg Plaza, 526 East Market St., in Leesburg, VA.
Led by Loudoun County Dems; contact Bob Moses, 703-409-9028, for more information.

Starbucks Labor Day Weekend Sip-Ins: Falls Church: Sun, September 4, 12pm - 1pm
Gallows & Gateway Plaza in Falls Church, VA.

Led by NoVA Labor's Pride at Work chapter; contact G Nicholson - 540-219-2165 for more information.

Greenbelt Labor Day Parade: Mon, September 5, 9am - 12pm
Greenbelt, MD
March or watch! [link removed] CLICK HERE to RSVP (deadline COB Friday, September 3).

For details/more info: Dejah Desiree Williams, mailto:[email protected] [email protected]; Susan Flashman mailto:[email protected] [email protected]

Reclaiming Our Power: Celebrating the American Worker: Mon, September 5, 9am - 8pm, WPFW 89.3FM or [link removed] listen online.
11-hour radio show featuring interviews, music, poetry and commentary on the resurgence of worker organizing and union building.

Catholic Labor Network Labor Day Mass 2022: Sep 5, 11:00 AM

[link removed] Register here.
Join us for the Catholic Labor Network's Third Annual Online Labor Day Mass! The Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Sinclair Oubre (SIU), assisted by Deacon Ivan Watson (USW) and readers Chuck Hendricks (UNITE HERE) and Philip Tabbita (APWU).

Starbucks Labor Day Weekend Sip-Ins: Sterling: Mon, September 5, 10am - 11am

Cascade Marketplace, 21000 Southbank St., in Sterling, VA.
Led by Loudoun County Dems; contact Bob Moses, 703-409-9028, for more information.

DC Labor Chorus Labor Day Concert and Sing-Along: Mon, September 5, 2pm - 4pm
New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD 20770

The [link removed] DC Labor Chorus is a musical ensemble founded and directed by longtime cultural worker Elise Bryant that sings at concerts, rallies, demonstrations, and picket lines in the D.C. area.

On The Air: Missed yesterday's Your Rights At Work radio show? Listen here: [link removed] Marty Walsh with 2022 Labor Hall of Honor honorees, on your fav podcast app (search for Your Rights At Work) or catch it live every Thursday at 1p on WPFW 89.3FM.

Tentative deal reached at Politics & Prose

Workers at Politics & Prose have reached a tentative agreement with management, UFCW Local 400 reported on Tuesday. "Next up is presenting the tentative agreement to the rest of the membership for a vote," tweeted the union. "Everything is on track for this to be the first union contract at the first unionized bookstore in DC!"

Labor agreement reached on Maryland's Purple Line construction

The contractor hired to complete Maryland's Purple Line construction has reached an agreement with a major labor union, ending months of negotiations over guaranteed wages and benefits, project officials said. Major work on the 16-mile rail line resumed this month. With the new labor agreement in place, more will resume after Labor Day and "should really start to take off" in October, said Steve Lanning, Local 11 business manager for Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA). More than 50 construction workers protested the project in May, saying the new contractor had backed off a commitment to provide agreed-upon wages and benefits. Lanning said the agreement's "very enticing" wages and benefits will attract the best workers and "make sure it's done on time and on budget."

- Excerpted from Katherine Shaver's [link removed] report in The Washington Post; photo by Katherine Shaver/The Washington Post

Shoppers workers protests continue
Shoppers workers - members of UFCW 400 - staged their latest weekly protest on Wednesday, demanding a fair contract at the Shoppers in Germantown. "UNFI better wise up!" said Local 400. UNFI owns Shoppers.

CSA's News You Can Use: Golf Tourney &Football tix

Time is running out but there are a few spots left for the upcoming 25th Annual CSA Golf Tournament on September 12 and a limited numbers of tickets for the [link removed] CSA Labor Union Day at FedEx Field on September 25, when the Washington Commanders take on the Philadelphia Eagles, reports CSA Executive Director Letycia Pastrana. Contact her now at mailto:[email protected] [email protected] or call/text 678-429-8174.

Labor Quote: Liz Shuler

"After a year of victorious strikes, record union election filings and relentless efforts from corporate billionaires to silence workers,

today comes as no surprise."

The AFL-CIO president was reacting to the new Gallup poll revealing that 71% of Americans approve of unions, the highest rating since 1965.


This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] [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).
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September 2
Mineowners bomb West Virginia strikers by plane, using homemade bombs filled with nails and metal fragments. The bombs missed their targets or failed to explode - 1921

September 3

Twenty-five workers die, unable to escape a fire at the Imperial Poultry processing plant in Hamlet, NC. Managers had locked fire doors to prevent the theft of chicken nuggets. The plant had operated for 11 years without a single safety inspection - 1991

September 4

What many believe was to become the longest strike in U.S. history, 600 Teamster-represented workers walk out at the Diamond Walnut processing plant in Stockton, Calif., after the company refused to restore a 30 percent pay cut they had earlier taken to help out the company. The two sides ultimately agreed to a new contract after 14 years - 1991


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