Streetheat: Two Days, Three Actions
Today, 3p: Rally to Protect Central American Children (White House, 16th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW); On Friday afternoon, the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras will be meeting with President Obama and Vice-President Biden to discuss the dire situation facing refugee children... Click here for more, including a link to take action online.
Saturday, 11a: UFCW 1994 Super Shuttle Driver Rally   (Dulles Cellphone Wait/Holding Lot); Drive thru to show support for the Super Shuttle drivers.
Saturday, 12:30p: USAS National Day of Action at Rockville REI (REI, 1701 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD); Demand that REI pull all North Face products from its shelves and take a stand for human rights.
photo at 5/12 DCA drive-thru by Chris Garlock

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Events

Rally to Protect Central American Children
On Friday afternoon, the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras will be meeting with President Obama and Vice-President Biden to...
  ·  Jul 25, 2014

UFCW 1994 Super Shuttle Driver Rally
Drive thru to show support for the Super Shuttle drivers who have still had no resolution to their franchise problems. Amy Millar...
  ·  Jul 26, 2014

USAS National Day of Action at REI
Click here for the USAS Facebook action page Since 2005, more than 1,180 garment workers have died in preventable factory fires and building...
  ·  Jul 26, 2014

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Labor News Feeds

Survey: Incoming College Football Players Support Unionization
In an ESPN survey of the top incoming college football recruits for the 2015 season, well over half of the respondents (60%) favored the right of college athletes to form unions to address their concerns as student-athletes. More than 85% said athletes should receive stipends from the schools...
  ·  AFL-CIO Blog  ·  Jul 25, 2014_  right

Iran: Jailed Iranian labour activist Reza Shahabi ends 50-day hunger strike
LabourStart headline - Source: Radio Zamaneh
  ·  Labourstart World Labor Updates  ·  Jul 25, 2014_  right

Today in Labor History: Weekend Edition; Labor Video
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  ·  UCS Labor News Daily  ·  Jul 25, 2014_  right

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