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Subject UNITE HERE 25 celebrates i82
Date November 15, 2022 10:46 AM
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UNITE HERE 25 celebrates i82

Labor movement delivers key election wins in Arizona, Nevada

Solidarity Center Report: Belarus action alert

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Today's Labor History

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Today's Labor Calendar

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Union City Radio: 7:15am, WPFW-FM 89.3 FM
2-minute audio version of the Metro Washington Labor Council's Union City newsletter.

DC/Baltimore Pride@Work meeting: Tue, November 15, 6pm - 7pm
The Union Pub. 201 Massachusetts Ave., NE, 20002

WPFW's Your Rights At Work radio show: Labor's helping hands, [link removed] CLICK HERE to hear Letycia Pastrana, Executive Director of the Metro Washington Labor Council's [link removed] Community Services Agency on how CSA helps needy working families in the metro area.


UNITE HERE 25 celebrates i82
"Today we are celebrating i82's incredible win," tweeted last week about the new DC law approved by DC voters last Tuesday phasing out the tipped minimum wage by 2027. "Local 25 members knocked almost 10k doors in support of the initiative. Now, workers across DC will get the raises they deserve."

Labor movement delivers key election wins in Arizona, Nevada

The U.S. Senate has kept its pro-worker majority with the re-elections of Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada and Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona. Both senators from the southwestern swing states were declared the winners in their respective races over the weekend. And in both states, these key victories would not have happened without the labor movement's ground game. Union members campaigned their hearts out in both Arizona and Nevada, delivering major wins that will help ensure worker-friendly laws and policies are passed over the next two years. Many of our affiliated unions participated in this election, including members of UNITE HERE, who led a massive nationwide campaign that helped propel labor to victory. While Nevada's pro-labor governor, Steve Sisolak, was ultimately unsuccessful in his re-election bid, Arizona's election for governor remains too close to call. The labor movement congratulates all the union members who campaigned for pro-labor candidates and delivered these victories for working people. Now, we have our sights set on Georgia.

- AFL-CIO Daily Brief

Solidarity Center Report: Belarus action alert

The Solidarity Center urges those concerned about international labor rights to check out the [link removed] Belarus: Stop the attacks on the unions - free jailed union activists now campaign. Currently, there are at least 23 unionists in Belarus who are detained or limited in freedom, 8 trade unionists serve sentences in prison, 2 are under home arrest, while others wait for court trials. "We demand the dropping of charges and immediate release of all the activists and a stop to the prosecution of independent trade unionists in Belarus," says the petition.


Labor Quote: Rudy Porter

"It was when the independent unions stated that not only was the war wrong, but Belarussian citizens should not support this war, that the government decided that the independent unions had stepped over the line and that they would now be liquidated."

Porter is Solidarity Center Regional Program Director for Europe and Central Asia.

Today's Labor History

This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] For Gene Debs. Last week's show: [link removed] Who belongs in the labor movement?

A county judge in Punxutawney, Pa. grants an injunction requested by the Clearfield Bituminous Coal Co. forbidding strikers from speaking to strikebreakers, posting signs declaring a strike is in progress, or even singing hymns. Union leaders termed the injunction "drastic."

The National Football League Players Assn. ends a 57-day strike that shortened the season to nine games. The players wanted, but failed to win until many years later, a higher share of gross team revenues.

David Prosten

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