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Subject Rally today for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
Date December 1, 2022 10:48 AM
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Rally today for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

UNITE HERE 25 on the ground in Georgia for Warnock

Labor On The Move: MD/DC state fed's Chuck Cook moves on, Wivell steps in

Labor Photo: Workers United steward training

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[link removed] Rally on Capitol Hill for Pregnant Workers: Thu, December 1, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Senate Swamp; enter at Delaware and Constitution Ave NE (across from Russell Senate Office Bldg at 2 Constitution Ave NE) ([link removed] map)

Your Rights at Work radio show (WPFW 89.3FM): Thu, December 1, 1pm - 2pm

WPFW 89.3 FM or [link removed] listen online.

Today's guests: Local Starbucks workers, sportswriter Dave Zirin, "The Workers Cup" director Adam Sobel, Chad Pearson, author "Capital's Terrorists: Klansmen, Lawmen, and Employers in the Long Nineteenth Century".

[link removed] Arlington Dems Labor Caucus: Thu, December 1, 6pm - 7pm
Meeting for union members and friends of labor in Arlington.

Monday, December 5: DC Jobs with Justice "I'll Be There" Awards

This year's awardees include ATU 689, The Museum, Luz Chavez, Migrant Mutual Aid, and National Domestic Workers Alliance - DC.[link removed] CLICK HERE for tickets/details.

Rally today for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Too many employers still discriminate and retaliate against pregnant workers when they ask for necessary workplace accommodations. The [link removed] Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) would change that, creating a clear standard requiring employers to engage with workers and provide reasonable accommodations to workers with pregnancy-related limitations. Supporters will rally on Capitol Hill today (see Calendar); the PWFA has passed the House with a bipartisan majority and won the support of labor organizations, women's groups, and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and needs only a vote in the Senate to become law.

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UNITE HERE 25 on the ground in Georgia for Warnock
"We are so proud to have Local 25 members on the ground in Georgia pounding the pavement for Rev. Warnock!" [link removed] tweeted UNITE HERE Local 25 on Tuesday. "We know that a ground game wins elections -- and winning elections builds worker power."

Labor On The Move: MD/DC state fed's Chuck Cook moves on, Wivell steps in

After seven years, Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO Legislative and Political Director Chuck Cook has stepped down to take a position with the Business Network for Offshore Wind, effective December 1st. "My time at the State Fed has been some of the most meaningful work of my life," said Cook. You can reach Cook at either [email protected] or [email protected]. ATU 689's Brian Wivell will temporarily taking on legislative and political duties for the state fed; reach him at [email protected].

Labor Photo: Workers United steward training

"If you don't know, learn. If you do know, teach!" And that's exactly what the [link removed] Workers United Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board did in their Shop Steward Training Tuesday.

[link removed] Va. public employees begin union contract talks for first time in decades

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Labor Quote: Bread And Roses: Pete Seeger, Si Kahn & Jane Sapp

James Oppenheim's poem "Bread and Roses" was first published in The American Magazine on this date in 1911; the phrase was originated by state factory inspector Helen Todd around the issue of women's suffrage.

Today's Labor History

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.

Kellogg cereal adopts 6-hour day - 1930

African American Rosa Parks refuses to go to the back of a Montgomery, Ala. bus, fueling the growing civil rights movement's campaign to win desegregation and end the deep South's "Jim Crow" laws - 1955

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