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Subject DC teachers reach tentative contract agreement
Date November 28, 2022 10:47 AM
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DC teachers reach tentative contract agreement

CLUW names UFCW 400's Steve Meador "Man of the Year"

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DC teachers reach tentative contract agreement

DC Public Schools (DCPS) and Washington Teachers Union leadership reached a tentative contract agreement last Wednesday. "Today, we are proud the reach an agreement that delivers robust back pay in recognition of the tireless efforts and sacrifice our teachers have made over the past three years," said WTU President Jacqueline Pogue Lyons, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and DCPS Chancellor Lewis Ferebee in a joint statement. The tentative deal includes a 12% salary increase over four years and a 4% retention bonus. "Beyond pay and benefits, it was important for this agreement to reflect the respect the District has for teachers and the work they do for DC's students," the statement said. "We will continue to work together and across government to make sure our schools, teachers and students have everything they need to do well."


CLUW names UFCW 400's Steve Meador "Man of the Year"

UFCW Local 400 representative Steve Meador was recently named Man of the Year by the Western Virginia Chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). He received the award at the Bread and Roses Labor Awards Dinner in Roanoke for his dedication to the labor movement, his political activism, and his fierce advocacy for his members. "I was very honored to be chosen as man of the year," Steve said. "I don't take it lightly. I was very humbled that people think I'm making a difference for our members and for workers overall." [link removed] Read more here.


Labor Quote: William Sylvis

"I love this Union cause. I hold it more dear than I do my family or my life. I am willing to devote to it all that I am or have or hope for in this world."

Sylvis, founder of the National Labor Union, was born on this date in 1828.

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This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] Pins & Needles' mass appeal. Last week's show: [link removed] Finnish North American working class women and music in the early 20th Century.

154 men die in a coal mine explosion at Marianna, Pa. Engineer and General Superintendent A.C. Beeson tells the local newspaper he had been in the mine a few minutes before the blast and had found it to be in perfect condition - 1908

Some 400 New York City photoengravers working for the city's newspapers, supported by 20,000 other newspaper unionists, begin what is to become an 11-day strike, shutting down the papers - 1953

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