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Subject DC rail labor rally today
Date December 13, 2022 10:47 AM
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Solidarity rally for railroad workers: Tue, December 13, 1pm - 3pm
(NOTE UPDATED LOCATION) U.S. Capitol Grounds near the Reflecting Pool; between Constitution and Pennsylvania Ave NW, just North of the Reflecting Pool. ([link removed]. map)

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DC rail labor rally today

A rail labor rally will be held today at 1p at the U.S. Capitol Grounds near the Reflecting Pool (see exact location on map). Labor leaders, workers from all corners of organized labor, and members of the public are invited to participate in this informational picket to raise awareness of the troubling working conditions, including lack of paid sick leave, faced by U.S. rail workers. Several Members of Congress are confirmed to attend and give remarks, along with TTD President Greg Regan. "With no sick leave for workers, rail companies' greedy business operating model, known as Precision Scheduled Railroading, has devastated the nation's rail labor workforce and pushed the U.S. supply chain to the brink twice since September," said Samantha Brown, Communications Director for the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO. The event coincides with a Surface Transportation Board hearing centering on Union Pacific's recent service performance troubles on Dec. 13 and the Federal Railroad Administration's public hearing on freight train crew size on Dec. 14.


Labor Quote: Samuel Gompers
"Our movement is of the working people, for the working people, by the working people...There is not a right too long denied to which we do not aspire in order to achieve; there is not a wrong too long endured that we are not determined to abolish."

British-born American cigar maker, labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history, Sam Gompers founded the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and served as the organization's president from 1886 to 1894, and from 1895 until his death in 1924.

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Death in San Antonio, Tex. of Samuel Gompers, president and founder of the American Federation of Labor - 1924

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