From Metro Washington Labor Council AFL-CIO <[email protected]>
Subject Airport Workers are Sick of Waiting!
Date March 7, 2023 10:47 AM
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Airport Workers are Sick of Waiting!

Why the Fair Wage Act is necessary

Women in Construction Week, FYI

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Transit Strike Picket Lines in Leesburg, Woodbridge and Manassas: Mar 6 - 10, 2023
Prince William County Transit - Teamsters Local 639
14700 Potomac Mills Rd, Woodbridge,VA. (3:30 am to 5 pm); 7850 Doane Drive, Manassas, VA ( 9 am - 5 pm)

Loudoun County Transit - ATU Local 689: 43031 Loudoun Center Place, Leesburg - 3:30 am to 3 pm
Donate to the ATU689 strike fund at: [link removed] Local 689 Loudoun County Transit Strike Fund by clicking here.

Women Workers Organizing: Transforming the Gig Economy through Collective Action: Tue, March 7, 8am - 10am
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Airport Workers are Sick of Waiting!: Tue, March 7, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

DCA Airport, Terminal 2 Departures Level North End Terrace ([link removed] map)

2023 EVENING WITH LABOR PHOTO ALBUMS update
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Airport Workers are Sick of Waiting!

"We need healthcare and sick days now!" say contracted workers at Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). The workers, SEIU 32BJ members, will be joined this afternoon (see Calendar, above) by elected officials and community organizations to support these basic rights for contracted airport workers. "MWAA has the power to enact a policy ensuring airport contractors provide baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, wheelchair attendants and other airport workers with a more livable wage, paid sick leave and employer-paid health insurance," says Local 32BJ. [link removed] Click here for more info and to sign up for updates.


Why the Fair Wage Act is necessary

"When you think about how rapidly costs are rising now, $17 [in 2030] is going to be like $13 today," 1199SEIU MD/DC political director Ricarra Jones [link removed] told The Baltimore Sun last week in a story about Maryland Fight for $15. "We clapped for them during the pandemic. Now let's show them they matter," [link removed] tweeted Fightfor15Maryland.


Women in Construction Week, FYI

"It's Women in Construction week!" tweeted [link removed] LiUNA yesterday. "Did you know?..." #WICWeek23 #WICWeek #WHM #WomensHistoryMonth

Labor Quote: Lucy Parsons
"We are the slaves of slaves. We are exploited more ruthlessly. The men, whenever wages are to be reduced, the capitalist class, use women to reduce them. And if there's anything that you men should do in the future, it is to organize the women."

Parsons, IWW founder and labor organizer, died on this date in 1942.

Today's Labor History

This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] The Tractor Princess. Last week's show: [link removed] Buffalo Soldier turned revolutionary.

6,000 shoemakers, joined by about 20,000 other workers, strike in Lynn, Mass. They won raises, but not recognition of their union - 1860

Hollywood writers represented by the Writers Guild of America went on strike against 200 television and movie studios over residuals payments and creative rights. The successful strike lasted 150 days, one of the longest in industry history - 1988

Musicians strike Broadway musicals and shows go dark when actors and stagehands honor picket lines. The strike was resolved after four days - 2003

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