From Metro Washington Labor Council AFL-CIO <[email protected]>
Subject Defenders of Wildlife to pay $87K for firing union organizer
Date February 6, 2023 10:47 AM
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Environmental workers rally as Defenders of Wildlife appears at NLRB hearing

DC hotel workers: Clean Hotel Rooms Save Jobs!

Honoring a Metro hero

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Today's Labor Calendar

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Rally to Support Unionized Workers at Defenders of Wildlife: Mon, February 6, 8:15am - 8:45am
Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA ([link removed] map)

Environmental workers rally as Defenders of Wildlife appears at NLRB hearing

Workers from across the environmental space will rally Monday, February 6th through Wednesday, February 8th (see Calendar, above) to support staff at Defenders of Wildlife, a major wildlife conservation organization in downtown DC, during a hearing at the National Labor Relations Board headquarters. On February 6 Defenders of Wildlifehttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1uvBIfyc2xM9QC9oFvrNifpasaq1ranrX_sWyzyLPuE8/edit?usp=sharing will appear in court after failing to settle on four Unfair Labor Practice charges that the NLRB found to have merit in August 2022. These ULPs include the firing of Erica Prather, a Defenders staff member, in 2022. The NLRB alleges that Prather was wrongfully terminated one year ago to the day by Defenders of Wildlife leadership, and Prather has since been seeking a settlement agreement with the organization. The ULPs include wrongful termination, direct dealing, delaying distribution of healthcare information and refusing to bargain with the union - Defenders United/OPEIU Local 2 - in good faith. Hear Erica Prather on last week's [link removed] Your Rights At Work radio show.


DC hotel workers: Clean Hotel Rooms Save Jobs!

Two hundred UNITE HERE Local 25 leaders met last Thursday to plan for the years ahead. "There are big things in store for hospitality workers across the region!" tweeted the union, which kicked off the fight for permanent daily room cleaning legislation at a rally outside the Wilson Building.

Honoring a Metro hero

Top leadership at WMATA and ATU Local 689 gathered at WMATA headquarters last Thursday afternoon to honor Robert Cunningham, the Metro worker and Local 689 member who lost his life trying to protect others during the Feb. 1 shooting at the Potomac Avenue Metrorail Station, leaving behind a wife and four children. [link removed] Click here to contribute to a GoFundMe supporting the family.

Labor Quote: Mary McLeod Bethune

"I leave you a thirst for education. I leave you a respect for the use of power. I leave you faith. I leave you racial dignity. I leave you a desire to live harmoniously with your fellow men. I leave you, finally, a responsibility to our young people."

Mary McLeod Bethune was elected as the first woman president of the National Association of Teachers in Colored Schools (NATCS), later renamed the American Teachers Association (ATA), which would eventually merge with the National Education Association (NEA).

Today's Labor History

This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] Reconciling a Slaveholding Past. Last week's show: [link removed] [link removed] A meatpacker's American dream.


Ironworkers from six cities meet in Pittsburgh to form the International Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers of America. Their pay in Pittsburgh at the time: $2.75 for a nine-hour day - 1896

Philadelphia shirtwaist makers vote to accept arbitration offer and end walkout as Triangle Shirtwaist strike winds down. One year later 146 workers, mostly young girls aged 13 to 23, were to die in a devastating fire at the New York City sweatshop - 1910

Seattle General Strike begins. The city was run by a General Strike Committee for six days as tens of thousands of union members stopped work in support of 32,000 striking longshoremen - 1919


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