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Subject UNITE HERE 25 mourns member killed on her way to work
Date October 7, 2022 9:47 AM
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UNITE HERE 25 mourns member killed on her way to work

Bricklayers 1 members mark achievements

Labor Photo: Doing their job

Your Rights At Work: DC's first union Starbucks; Iron 5 apprentice wins big

Labor Quote

Today's Labor History

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Today's Labor Calendar

[link removed] Click here for the complete calendar and details, including all DMV-area Labor-to-Labor GOTV activities. Got something to add or update? Email us at [email protected].

[link removed] GMU Coalition for Worker Rights: Fri, October 7, 12pm - 1pm

Coalition of George Mason University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and contract employees organizing together for justice and union rights for campus workers.

NoVA Labor Car Show & Labor Walk: Sat, October 8, 8am - 2pm
7016 Infantry Ridge Rd, Manassas, VA 20109, USA ([link removed] map)

NoVA Labor's canvass will launch from Manassas for Congresswoman Wexton and Sonia Vasquez Luna, with their first annual Car Show; breakfast and lunch will be served.
Bob Zabel 317-489-2501 mailto:[email protected] [email protected]

DC Labor to Labor Canvass (Ward 5): Sat, October 8, 9am - 2pm

The Stagehand Union - IATSE 22, 1810 Hamlin St NE, Washington, DC 20018, USA ([link removed] map)
[link removed] Info/sign-up here.

[link removed] 1199SEIU Weekend Warriors GOTV canvass: Sat, October 8, 9:30am - 2:00pm
AFSCME Council 67 Union Hall, 1400 Mercantile Ln Ste 188, Largo, MD 20774 ([link removed] map)

Maryland Labor to Labor Walks (4 locations): Sat, October 8, 9:30am - 2:00pm
[link removed] Info/RSVP here.

Women's Rally: Coalition of Labor Union Women contingent: Sat, October 8, 10:45am - 11:00am

Capital South Metro Station ([link removed] map), D and First Street SE.

Railroad Generations Gala: Sat, October 8, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Martin's Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Dr, Greenbelt, MD 20770, USA ([link removed] map)

[link removed] CLICK HERE for ticket info.

UNITE HERE 25 mourns member killed on her way to work

"We are devastated that a driver struck and killed one of our members on her way to work yesterday," tweeted UNITE HERE Local 25 yesterday. "Our thoughts are with her family -- and the countless workers who commute every day -- during this difficult time." See NBC 4's report [link removed] here.

Bricklayers 1 members mark achievements

Bricklayers John N. Harper reached 25 years of service this month and Renzo V. Rangan reached 50 years of service, reports BAC Local 1 of MD, VA & DC. "Congratulations and thank you for your dedication as craftsmen," BAC 1 [link removed] tweeted.

Labor Photo: Doing their job

"We often find that our job as Firefighters has no limits and the members step up day in and day out to do `the right thing'," tweeted [link removed] Fire Fighters Local 36 on August 27, retweeting this photo of Local 36 members helping a lost child reunite safely with his parents at Open Streets DC on 12th street NE. "We can't like this picture enough; helping the child feel safe till the parents were located. Awesome job!"


Your Rights At Work: DC's first union Starbucks; Iron 5 apprentice wins big

On yesterday's Your Rights At Work radio show on WPFW ([link removed] click here to listen): Rebecca Hess, Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board, Workers United, SEIU, reports on how the P Street Starbucks voted in the union, and Iron Workers Local 5 member Nathan Merhige shares how he [link removed] won #1 in the 2022 Outstanding Ironworkers Apprenticeship Competition (hint, a whole lot of hard work!).


Labor Quote: Joe Hill


You will eat (You will eat) bye and bye (Bye and bye)
In that glorious land above the sky (Way up high)
Work and pray (Work and pray), live on hay (Live on hay)
You'll get pie in the sky when you die (That's a lie!)

From Joe Hill's "The Preacher and the Slave"; video by Mischief Brew. The legendary labor leader and song writer -- born Joseph Hillstrom - was born in Gavle, Sweden on this date in 1879.

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Today's Labor History

This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] Socialist fairy tales. Last week's show: [link removed] Pueblo steelworkers' historic strike.

October 7

Hollywood's "Battle of the Mirrors." Picketing members of the Conference of Studio Unions disrupted an outdoor shoot by holding up large reflectors that filled camera lenses with blinding sunlight. Members of the competing IATSE union retaliated by using the reflectors to shoot sunlight back across the street. The battle went on all day, writes Tom Sito in "Drawing the Line" - 1946

October 8

Thirty of the city's 185 firefighters are injured battling the Great Chicago Fire, which burned for three days - 1871

October 9

Retail stock brokerage Smith Barney reaches a tentative sexual harassment settlement with a group of female employees. The suit charged, among other things, that branch managers asked female workers to remove their tops in exchange for money and one office featured a "boom boom room" where women workers were encouraged to "entertain clients." The settlement was never finalized: a U.S. District Court Judge refused to approve the deal because it failed to adequately redress the plaintiff's grievances - 1997


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