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Subject Big turnout projected for Starbucks rally today
Date December 9, 2022 10:47 AM
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Big turnout projected for Starbucks rally today

DC CLUW urges support for Donna Brockington fundraiser

Lesotho Garment Workers Stand Up to Gender Violence at Work, Unions, Communities

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Rally for Starbucks Workers United in Arlington: Fri, December 9, 5pm - 6pm
Plaza outside the Arlington government center, 2200 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington.

[link removed] DC Labor Chorus: An Evening of Favorite and Sacred Songs: Sun, December 11, 4pm - 7pm; Free, [link removed] RSVP here.
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814

Solidarity rally for railroad workers: Tue, December 13, 1pm - 3pm
Senate side of the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC ([link removed] map)

Big turnout projected for Starbucks rally today

Today's Starbucks rally at 5p in Arlington (see Calendar, above) is shaping up to be a major event, with the presidents of the national, state and local AFL-CIO, 17 unions, Congressman Don Beyer, Senator Barbara Favola and other elected officials as well as allies like NAACP, CASA, LCLAA, CLUW, Pride at Work and APALA joining the Starbucks workers. "I'm excited that the DC Labor Chorus will sing at the rally!" says NoVA Labor president Virginia Diamond, "They have added a Starbucks verse to Solidarity Forever!" The rally will go from 5 to 6p, "then President Shuler will lead a march to the Starbucks store, and anyone who wishes to stay can join us at Fireworks Pizza," says Diamond.

LISTEN NOW: On yesterday's WPFW Your Rights At Work radio show: [link removed] Starbucks workers: "Ready to fight even harder"; local baristas Jillian O'Hare and Aleah Bacetti talk about why they're organizing at Starbucks.

DC CLUW urges support for Donna Brockington fundraiser

Metro DC CLUW is assisting the family of labor activist - and former MWC Board member -- Donna Brockington with raising funds for her funeral services. "Any assistance is greatly appreciated," says Metropolitan D.C. Area CLUW President Chelsea Bland. [link removed] Click here for details on how to contribute.

Lesotho Garment Workers Stand Up to Gender Violence at Work, Unions, Communities

Thousands of mostly women garment workers in Lesotho who produce jeans and knitwear for the global market are standing up to gender-based violence and harassment at their factories, unions and communities after participating in education and awareness training, part of a pathbreaking, worker-centered program negotiated in part by the Solidarity Center. "What we've seen is workers not just talking about what's happening in the workplace but taking those conversations to the community and being involved in conversations around changing laws governing marriage and property," says Solidarity Center Africa Regional Director Chris Johnson. [link removed] Read more at Solidarity Center.


Labor Quote: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

"Everyone has the right to form and join trade unions for the protection of his interests"

From the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed on December 11, 1948, celebrated annual as International Human Rights Day.

Today's Labor History

This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] "Capital's Terrorists". Last week's show: [link removed] Pins & Needles' mass appeal.

December 9

Ratification of a new labor agreement at Titan Tire of Natchez, Miss. ends the longest strike in the history of the U.S. tire industry, which began May 1, 1998 at the company's Des Moines, Iowa, plant - 2001

December 10

Cesar Chavez jailed for 14 days for refusing to end United Farm Workers' lettuce boycott - 1970

December 11

A small group of black farmers organize the [link removed] Colored Farmers' National Alliance and Cooperative Union (photo above) in Houston County, Texas. They had been barred from membership in the all-white Southern Farmers' Alliance. Through intensive organizing, along with merging with another black farmers group, the renamed Colored Alliance by 1891 claimed a membership of 1.2 million - 1886


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