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Subject First La Colombe union election set for Friday; workers urge support
Date December 22, 2022 10:47 AM
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First La Colombe union election set for Friday; workers urge support

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First La Colombe union election set for Friday; workers urge support

Workers at four La Colombe Coffee Roasters are organizing a union; tomorrow, the workers at the Chinatown store will vote. "We're asking people to come into the store and show their support," says a La Colombe worker in a [link removed] video posted by the La Colombe Workers Union. "Let (La Colombe management) know that, you know, this is a union town (and) we want unionized coffee." "I believe every worker has a right to dignity on the worksite and I'm here in support," said a La Colombe customer at a recent "sip-in". "Management has been stopping by, so it's just good to show that we have support," said another La Colombe worker. The Chinatown La Colombe is at 900 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001; follow @lcworkersunion on Twitter for the latest news.


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"Me and my coworkers are all really united. We all feel really close to each other and we're just really excited to kind of be leading the charge in unionized coffee at La Colombe."

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This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] Red Jerseys in Detroit. Last week's show: [link removed] Julia Reichert: "Documentarian of the Working Class".

A group of building trades unions from the Midwest meet in St. Louis to form the National Building Trades Council. The Council disbanded after several years of political and jurisdictional differences - 1897

21 Chicago firefighters, including the chief, died when a building collapsed as they were fighting a huge blaze at the Union Stock Yards. By the time the fire was extinguished 26 hours after the first alarm, 50 engine companies and seven hook and ladder companies had been called to the scene. Until Sept. 11, 2001, it was the deadliest building collapse in American history in terms of firefighter fatalities - 1910

Amid a widespread strike for union recognition by 395,000 steelworkers, approximately 250 alleged "anarchists," "communists," and "labor agitators" were deported to Russia, marking the beginning of the so-called "Red Scare" - 1919

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