From Metro Washington Labor Council AFL-CIO <[email protected]>
Subject Hiring Hall: 7 exciting reports!
Date February 22, 2023 10:48 AM
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Sodexo workers at William & Mary win 1st contract

Biden talks up labor and jobs at local union hall

MD higher ed workers support voice on the job

Caseworkers tell MD lawmakers about violence at work

Baltimore mayor supports Walters Art Museum workers

SMART move on two-person crew bill

UMD grads speak out for union rights

Today's Labor Quote

Today's Labor History

Hiring Hall:
Latest DC-area union staff jobs!!

Today's Labor Calendar

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Union City Radio: 7:15am, WPFW-FM 89.3 FM
2-minute audio version of the Metro Washington Labor Council's Union City newsletter.

Three transit strike picket lines against Keolis: Woodbridge, Manassas & Leesburg: Wed, February 22, 3:30am - 5:00pm

Prince William County Transit workers (Teamsters Local 639) - 3:30 am to 5 pm
14700 Potomac Mills Rd, Woodbridge,VA; 7850 Doane Drive, Manassas, VA
Loudoun County Transit workers (ATU Local 689) - 3:30 am to 3 pm; 43031 Loudoun Center Place, Leesburg

[link removed] Metro DC CLUW Membership Meeting: Wed, February 22, 6pm - 7pm

The Metro Washington chapter of CLUW will meet virtually with special guest Metro Washington Labor Council President Dyana Forester.

[link removed] Fairfax County Dems Labor Caucus: Wed, February 22, 7pm - 8pm

Monthly meeting for union members and friends of labor who live or work in Fairfax County.

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Lots of metro-area labor activity on Twitter yesterday, from winning new contracts to legislative action; here are some selected photos and tweets. Always be sure to tag us @dclabor so we can retweet and feature you in Union City!

Sodexo workers at William & Mary win 1st contract

"JUST RATIFIED: a first contract for Sodexo workers at William & Mary!" tweeted UNITE HERE Local 23. "Workers will have: minimum $3/hr raises by Sept 2023, union health insurance, pension, job protection and lots more! Congratulations to everyone who fought for this victory!"

Biden talks up labor and jobs at local union hall

"Honored to have the @POTUS at #IBEW Local 26 in Maryland to talk about how union workers are building our economy back better," tweeted IBEW last Wednesday. "When @POTUS comes to town to talk about creating jobs, strengthening the labor movement, and building an economy from the working class out -- Local 689 is there to listen," added ATU 689.

MD higher ed workers support voice on the job

"Last week, AFSCME members Renee Nadreau, Geron Mackall, and Christal Cooper came down to Annapolis to voice their support for SB 298/HB183," tweeted AFSCME Maryland. "This legislation would give state and higher education supervisors and managers a voice at the bargaining table!" #AFSCMEinAnnapolis

Caseworkers tell MD lawmakers about violence at work

"AFSCME Local 112 members testified at the DHS Budget Hearing today," AFSCME MD tweeted yesterday. "Tami Morningstar, a caseworker at the Baltimore County DSS, shared her personal experience being attacked at work and called for a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program and better safety measures."

Baltimore mayor supports Walters Art Museum workers

"Fair pay, Fair benefits, and Safe work environments," tweeted Baltimore mayor Brandon Scott last week. "SB 284 is about ensuring that ALL @waltersunited employees have a seat at the table and a voice in basic rights. Let's make sure that we don't leave anyone behind in the fight to pass collective bargaining legislation."

SMART move on two-person crew bill
"Congratulations to SMART-Transportation Division and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen on a successful hearing in support of the two person crew bill!" tweeted the Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO.

UMD grads speak out for union rights

Testifying in favor of [link removed] HB 275 giving collective bargaining rights to professors and graduate assistants at UMD. #FearlessStudents

Labor Quote: Tom Donahue

Today's Labor History

This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] Celebrating Black History Month. Last week's show: [link removed] Domestic worker, Mother of the Movement.

Representatives of the Knights of Labor and the United Mine Workers meet in St. Louis with 20 other organizations to plan the founding convention of the People's Party. Objectives: end political corruption, spread the wealth, and combat the oppression of the rights of workers and farmers - 1892

Albert Shanker dies at age 68. He served as president of New York City's United Federation of Teachers from 1964 to 1984 and of the American Federation of Teachers from 1974 to 1997 - 1997

David Prosten

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Hiring Hall: DC-area union jobs, plus [link removed] click here for more listingshttp://www.dclabor.org/hiring-hall.html !

Administrative
[link removed] Confidential Legal Secretary, AFGE, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 2/17/2023) District of Columbia

[link removed] Government Affairs Administrative Associate, LCV, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 2/16/2023) District of Columbia

Communications

[link removed] Campaign Communications Manager, PowerSwitch Action, remote or based out of a partner office (partner cities include: San Jose, Chicago, and New York) (Posted: 2/17/2023)

[link removed] Assistant Editor, SIU (Seafarers International Union), based in Camp Springs, MD (Posted: 2/16/2023) Maryland

Legal
[link removed] Assistant General Counsel - Healthcare Division, SEIU, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 2/15/2023) District of Columbia

[link removed] Associate General Counsel - Political / Governance, SEIU, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 2/15/2023) District of Columbia

Misc
[link removed] Customer Service Representative, AFGE, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 2/17/2023) District of Columbia

[link removed] Pressman I - Grade 8, CWA, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 2/16/2023) District of Columbia

[link removed] Executive Director, DMO (Democratic Municipal Officials). based in Washington, DC (requires regular travel) (Posted: 2/17/2023) District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

[link removed] Occupational Safety Professional/ Industrial Hygienist (Entry Level) - Safety & Health Department, IBT, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 2/15/2023)

[link removed] Deputy Director - State Power Program, SEIU, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 2/16/2023) District of Columbia
[link removed] Workforce Development and Training Manager, UFCW, based in Washington, DC (on-site) (Posted: 2/17/2023) District of Columbia

Organizing
[link removed] Organizer, SEIU 500, based in Gaithersburg, MD (Posted: 2/17/2023) Maryland

[link removed] Community Organizer, APRI (Memphis A. Philip Randolph Institute), based in Memphis/Rural West TN (Posted: 2/21/2023)

Research

[link removed] Labor Advocate I - Research and Collective Bargaining Services, AFSCME, based in Washington, DC (Posted: 2/17/2023) District of Columbia

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