From Metro Washington Labor Council AFL-CIO <[email protected]>
Subject Support Laurel City DPW workers
Date March 23, 2023 9:47 AM
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Support Laurel City DPW workers

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Your Rights at Work radio show (WPFW 89.3FM): Thu, March 23, 1pm - 2pm
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Today's show: Virginia's labor history is under attack: Shane Riddle (Virginia Education Association) & Brian Peyton (Teamsters 322); FILM: "[link removed] American Hospitals: Healing A Broken System"; Vincent Mondillo, director, co-producer, and co-writer.

Support Laurel City DPW workers

Employees at the Laurel City Department of Public Works overwhelmingly support unionization but the current city charter does not recognize them as a unit. "Delays or lengthy `investigations' are being proposed," reports UFCW 1994/MCGEO organizer John Barry, who's urging supporters to turn out next Monday at a public hearing at the Laurel City Council. "Join them to fight for immediate action on the bill," urges Barry. Monday's meeting starts at 5p (8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel MD); arrive by 4:45p to sign up if you wish to testify.

photo: members of DPW and MCGEO with Laurel councilman Martin Mitchell (far right).

Seen & Tweeted: Shop union at farmers markets
"Your favorite local farmers markets are now brought to you by proud @UFCW400 union members!" tweeted [link removed] @FRESHFARMunion. [link removed] Read more here.

Introducing: Donita Jackson

The new Administrative Assistant of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO, Donita Jackson - "DJ" -- brings 40 years of administrative experience to the job, including 23 years at the American Federation of Teachers as well as stints at the federal government and the private sector. Jackson's work at the AFT included the union's Lessons for Life Affiliate Campaign, Local Presidents' Conference, Union Leadership Institute, the AFT/OPEIU Labor Management Subcommittee, and the AFT/OPEIU Job Classification System. She was also instrumental in fieldwork, volunteering for organizing campaigns, back-to-school campaigns, and political campaigns. A native Washingtonian who attended DC public schools, Jackson has also lived in Prince George's County, and in San Jose, CA. A passionate advocate on behalf of the labor movement, Jackson has four adult children, all DMV residents, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. Reach her at 202-974-8020 or email mailto:[email protected] [email protected].

NOTE: All requests to the Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO to support affiliates, speak at an event, participate in rallies, endorse issues, etc. should be sent to mailto:[email protected] [email protected]

Labor Quote: Coalition of Labor Union Women
"A woman's place is in her union."
The Coalition of Labor Union Women was founded in Chicago (photo) on this date in 1974 by some 3,000 delegates from 58 unions and other organizations.

Today's Labor History

This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] The Strange Career of "the Working Class". Last week's show: [link removed] Fred Redmond: "Why Labor History Is Important"

Trial of 101 Wobblies, charged with opposing the draft and hindering the war effort, begins in Chicago - 1918

Norris-La Guardia Act restricts injunctions against unions and bans yellow dog contracts, which require newly-hired workers to declare they are not union members and will not join one - 1932

Five days into the Post Office's first mass work stoppage in 195 years, President Nixon declares a national emergency and orders 30,000 troops to New York City to break the strike. The troops didn't have a clue how to sort and deliver mail: a settlement came a few days later - 1970

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