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Subject Hiring Hall: Striking transit workers in VA call for fines against Keolis
Date February 15, 2023 10:48 AM
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Striking transit workers in VA call for fines against Keolis

AFGE rallies for fair pay for federal workers

Airport workers urge Airport Authority to "have a heart" on sick leave

In Memoriam: Teamsters' Louis McLaughlin

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Striking transit workers in VA call for fines against Keolis

"Sometimes these politicians forget that we are fighters," said ATU Local 689 president Raymond Jackson at last night's Leesburg rally of transit workers striking against Keolis Transit in northern Virginia. "If you're putting in a hundred hours a week, by the time it's time for you to retire without a pension or anything else to live on, all you are doing is working to die." The crowd - members of ATU 689, Teamsters 639 and supporters from both NoVA Labor and Metro Washington Labor Council affiliates and allies - cheered loudly. "We are tired of this, we are fed up, and we are not going to have it anymore," said Jackson. "We need every politician, not just in Loudoun County, but in Prince William County and Fairfax County to know that we are going to stand up, we are going to unite as union workers, as brothers and sisters, and we're going to fight until we can't fight no more." Jackson and other speakers at the rally called on Loudoun County Supervisors to levy fines against Keolis for missed service and bargain in good faith to end the month-long strike; on Monday, Teamsters in Prince William County, who also drive for Keolis, also walked out on strike.

- report/photos by Chris Garlock/Union City

AFGE rallies for fair pay for federal workers

"Great to have allies in Congress like @SenBooker standing with @AFGENational members today to DEMAND fair pay for federal workers!" tweeted AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Fred Redmond at yesterday's AFGE rally on Capitol Hill. "We are stronger together! Pass the #FAIRAct now!" "A union job is a middle-class job," said Booker. "We have work to do. Unions are under assault."

Airport workers urge Airport Authority to "have a heart" on sick leave

Contracted wheelchair agents, cabin cleaners, and baggage handlers will hand deliver Valentine's Day candy hearts emblazoned with "paid sick leave now" and "health care now" to Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Board members before they enter MWAA headquarters for a board meeting this morning. They will also deliver a petition signed by over 1,000 workers echoing the call for MWAA to enact a policy ensuring contracted workers are provided paid sick leave and employer-paid healthcare. For over two years, reports 32BJ SEIU, MWAA has ignored [link removed] multiple [link removed] calls by dozens of local and federal lawmakers from Virginia and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser demanding they ensure contracted airport workers receive paid sick leave and employer-paid health benefits at Dulles and Regan National Airports.


In Memoriam: Teamsters' Louis McLaughlin

"Louie McLaughlin had fifty years in the labor movement," Teamsters Local 639 president John Gibson tells Union City. McLaughlin passed on February 3. "He started as an organizer like myself, and he was a mentor to many of us, who taught us how to organize, how to work hard for working families, providing benefits of good jobs and good wages. He'll be deeply missed." McLaughlin was a vice president of the local when he retired after fifty years of service. Services are at 11a Friday, Feb. 17 (viewing at 10a) at St. Martins Catholic Church, 1908 North Capitol Street.


Labor Quote: Susan B. Anthony
"Failure is impossible."

Suffragist, abolitionist, and labor activist Susan B. Anthony was born on this date in 1820. Photo: Susan B. Anthony, ca. 1900. (Records of the Women's Bureau, National Archives)

Today's Labor History

This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] Domestic worker, Mother of the Movement. Last week's show: [link removed] Reconciling a Slaveholding Past.

U.S. legislators pass the Civil Works Emergency Relief Act, providing funds for the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, which funneled money to states plagued by Depression-era poverty and unemployment, and oversaw the subsequent distribution and relief efforts - 1934

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[link removed] Deputy Director, AFL-CIO, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 2/6/2023) District of Columbia
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Organizing

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Research
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