From Metro Washington Labor Council AFL-CIO <[email protected]>
Subject UMD grad student union launches petition for rights and wages
Date January 10, 2023 10:47 AM
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UMD grad student union launches petition for rights and wages

Meet The People: Dennis Chong

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UMD grad student union launches petition for rights and wages

Fearless Student Employees, the union for grad students at the University of Maryland, College Park, has [link removed] launched a petition for collective bargaining rights and living wages for all Maryland higher-ed workers. "Collective bargaining is a fundamental right of all workers, but faculty and students in Maryland state institutions of higher education are denied this right under current law," notes the petition, adding that "Many higher education workers are denied living wages." FSE is drafting this year's collective bargaining bill with the support of AFT and the local chapter of AAUP and says the petition will help show legislators that there's popular support for the bill.


Meet The People: Dennis Chong

Being a federal civil servant is one of the most highly regarded professions in South Korea, where Dennis Chong was born. A naturalized American citizen who serves as president of AFGE Local 3615, representing SSA employees in Falls Church, VA, Chong says the best part of his job is being able to serve the American public. "Rank and file employees are not the so-called "fat cat bureaucrats" and many of us could leave federal service for better paying opportunities, but we choose to stay in our jobs to help the American public," says Chong.

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Labor Quote: George Meany

The labor movement's political activity is aimed at encouraging the greatest possible participation in elections. Democracy cannot succeed if only the rich and powerful have and use the votes.

Former AFL-CIO President George Meany died at age 85 on this date in 1980. The one-time plumber led the labor federation from the time of the AFL and CIO merger in 1955 until shortly before his death.

Today's Labor History

This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] The Cambridge Movement. Last week's show: [link removed] "No Labor Dictators for Us".

In what is described as the worst industrial disaster in state history, the Pemberton Mill in Lawrence, Mass., collapses, trapping 900 workers, mostly Irish women. More than 100 die, scores more injured in the collapse and ensuing fire. Too much machinery had been crammed into the building - 1860

Wobblie organizer and singer Joe Hill allegedly kills two men during a grocery store hold-up in Utah. He ultimately is executed by firing squad (His last word was "Fire!") for the crime despite much speculation that he was framed - 1914

The Supreme Court lets stand implementation of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) despite the lack of an Environmental Impact Statement - 2004

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