Federal/DC employees, their unions, and other organizations will "Occupy Hart" tomorrow at noon (see Calendar) to significantly increase pressure on Senate Republicans to call the vote to immediately re-open the government. “Our goal is fill the entire building with people and demand that Senate Republicans call the vote and #StopTheShutdown,” say organizers on the Occupy Hart Facebook page, who urge supporters to RSVP and share.
News Guild members last Thursday voted to ratify a new, three-year contract with BBNA. The new contract provides a $1,250 ratification bonus, 16 weeks of parental leave, an improved 401K matching program and triggers pay raises effective March 1. “It's a solid contract with great parental leave that does not discriminate on gender, a reasonable pay for performance system, protection of union access and rights, a solid freedom of employment protection, and a rather nice signing bonus,” said Peter Brusoe, the Guild's Bloomberg Government Vice-Chair at BBNA. "It sets a gold standard that other media and technology companies in the DC area should be emulating.”
There are still 1P spots available for the Community Services Agency "Bowling for Gold" Bowling Tournament this Sunday. Click here for the registration form. Join teams from the AFL-CIO Investment Trust, ATU 689, Bricklayers, CWA 2108, OPEIU 2, Teamster Retirees and Washington Teachers Union Local 6 to help raise funds for CSA’s Emergency Assistance Fund. “And don’t forget that we’ve got links to lots of resources for those folks affected by the government shutdown,” said CSA Executive Director Sonte DuCote.
“I played it to the hilt, I walked in down the main aisle, with my fists over my head-Rocky style.”
- Dave Cline was one of the leaders of the 4-day postal strike, which began on January 21, 1974; he was fired after the strike but won his job back and marched back into the plant in April 1978.
“An injury to one is the concern of all.”
-Terence V. Powderly, leader of the Knights of Labor, born on this date in 1849.
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