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Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO Maryland Passes Responsible Contracting Law
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D)   on Tuesday   signed a bill   that protects taxpayers by prohibiting private contractors who have broken the law from obtaining contracts...   : : MORE

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Help CSA Win $10,000
The Community Services Agency is participating in WTOP’s "Click for a Cause" contest next week, in which winners will receive $10,000 in cash while runners-up get radio spots and support from the station. “This is a great chance for financial support and to get the word out about how...
  ·  Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO  ·  Apr 18, 2014

DC LaborFest Adds 3 More Events
Elizabeth Warren, the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, will   discuss her new memoir on   May 2   at the AFL-CIO,   The American Nurse   film opens a week-long run on   May 8 , exploring some of the biggest issues facing...
  ·  Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO  ·  Apr 18, 2014

Global Labor Film Festival Returns in May
The   May 5   DC Labor FilmFest screening   of Salt of the Earth   is part of the second annual   Global Labor Film Festival   which showcases the growing worldwide scope of nearly  three dozen film festivals  focused on films about work...
  ·  Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO  ·  Apr 18, 2014

Solidarity Center Report: How You Can Help Bangladesh Organizers
Bangladeshi union organizer Hasina Akter was talking with garment workers in Dhaka when a group of at least 20 people accosted her and the three other union organizers and a worker leader with her. She and her companions were threatened and beaten, one into unconsciousness. The February...
  ·  Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO  ·  Apr 18, 2014

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Events

The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
AFT President Randi Weingarten and former Rolling Stone political journalist Matt Taibbi for a discussion of his new book.
  ·  Apr 21, 2014

Metro Council Delegate Meeting
Latest local labor news/reports; all welcome!
  ·  Apr 21, 2014

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‘I Am AFGE’ and Work Inside a Federal Prison
Jill Carver teaches parenting skills to more than 100 men every day, but these are no ordinary students. She works inside a medium-security federal prison in West Virginia, and her students are inmates.
  ·  AFL-CIO Blog  ·  Apr 19, 2014_  right

Nepal: Sherpa trade union hero reported to be amongst those killed in Everest avalanche
LabourStart headline - Source: ITUC
  ·  Labourstart World Labor Updates  ·  Apr 19, 2014_  right

Today in Labor History: Weekend Edition; Labor Video
Today in Labor History: Weekend Edition April 18—After a four-week boycott led by Rev. Adam Clayton Powell Jr., bus companies in New York City agree to hire 200 black drivers and mechanics – 1941 April 19—An American domestic terrorist’s bomb destroys the Alfred P. Murrah Federal...
  ·  UCS Labor News Daily  ·  Apr 18, 2014_  right

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