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Subject WTU school librarians make a difference
Date February 7, 2023 10:47 AM
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WTU school librarians make a difference

Defenders of Wildlife workers demand contract

Sign the Loudoun County transit striker petition

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Rally to Support Unionized Workers at Defenders of Wildlife: Tue, February 7, 8:15am - 8:45am
Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

D.C. Hotel Workers Rising: Tue, February 7, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
AFL-CIO Lobby, 815 Black Lives Matter Plaza NW, Washington, DC

RSVP to Lenace Edwards at mailto:[email protected] [email protected]
Join AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, UNITE HERE International President D. Taylor and invited elected officials for a community and labor briefing on UNITE HERE's recently launched citywide hotel organizing campaign in Washington, D.C.

WTU school librarians make a difference

DC school librarians Eboni Henry and Christopher Stewart - both members of WTU 6 - are featured in last week's School Library Journal article, "[link removed] Black Librarians on Making a Difference." "Everybody's not a rapper, a singer, or an actress," says Henry (below left), a Media Specialist at Truesdell Elementary. "You can be a librarian. You can be a teacher. You can be a construction manager." "It's important that we have Black librarians because we represent this society and our world," says Stewart (below right), a librarian at Bell Multicultural High School. "When we're not represented in the field, our voices aren't heard, and our stories aren't being told."


Defenders of Wildlife workers demand contract

"When workers are outside, there's something wrong on the inside!" Several dozen Defenders of Wildlife workers and their allies rallied early Monday morning outside the nonprofit's 17th Street headquarters. Although they had [link removed] won a last-minute settlement of outstanding unfair labor practice charges, they demanded action on a contract, which they have been trying to get for more than a year. "Good work needs a good workplace," said Tykee James, who helps organize the Earth Day to Mayday coalition. "To save the earth, we must protect the workers. We will not be defeated, we will not be divided, and we will win, not just for workers, but for wildlife." Among those at the rally were OPEIU Local 2 president Linda Bridges and a group of IUOE staffers who heard the rally from their building across the street and came out. Defenders United/OPEIU 2 will rally again this morning (see Calendar), when more supporters are expected to join in. Click here to [link removed] Tell Defenders of Wildlife CEO Jamie Clark to Negotiate a Fair Union Contract.

- report/photo by Chris Garlock/Union City

Sign the Loudoun County transit striker petition
The Virginia AFL-CIO has [link removed] launched a petition to show solidarity with Loudoun County transit workers - members of ATU 689 -- now in the third week of their strike against Keolis for a fair contract.

Labor Photo: Union built. Union strong. Union proud.
#LIUNAProjects via [link removed] LIUNA Twitter feed.

Labor Quote: Kerry Skiff
"We need a sustainable workforce for the sustainability movement."
Skiff is one of the organizers of the Defenders United union.


Today's Labor History

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

Union miners in Cripple Creek, CO begin what is to become a five-month strike that started when mineowners cut wages to $2.50 a day, from $3. The state militia was called out in support of the strikers - the only time in U.S. history that a militia was directed to side with the workers. The strike ended in victory for the union - 1894

Players formed the NHL Players Association in New York City (photo) after owners refuse to release pension plan financial information. The union was busted when owners transferred key activists, but it successfully re-formed ten years later - 1957

David Prosten

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