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Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO 20 Students Arrested at Rockville REI Protesting Sweatshop Conditions
Over 20 students and REI members were arrested at the Rockville REI store Saturday as part of a national day of action at over 30 REI stores across the country. At issue is REI’s refusal to...   : : MORE

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Local Unions Keep Eye on Possible NYC Lock-Out
DC-area unions are keeping a close eye on negotiations at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, where general manager Peter Gelb is threatening to lock out workers when contracts covering some 15 unions expire on Thursday. With many international unions affected, a lockout is...
  ·  Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO  ·  Jul 30, 2014

Putting DC JWJ On The Map
DC Jobs with Justice is now literally on the map. Click here to see a map – and contact info -- of the members of the labor-community organization’s coalition. Founded in 2001, the coalition of labor organizations, community groups, faith-based organizations, and student groups is...
  ·  Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO  ·  Jul 30, 2014

Labor On The Move: Sneiderman Moves to Rutgers; Bobo to Transition Out at Interfaith Worker Justice
Sneiderman Moves to Rutgers: After Marilyn Sneiderman’s most recent stint as Executive Director at AVODAH, the former director of the AFL-CIO’s Department of Field Mobilization has joined the faculty of the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. “I have an opportunity to...
  ·  Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO  ·  Jul 30, 2014

Labor Photo: Silvery Line
Members of Iron Workers Local 5 working on the Silver Line’s elevated platforms earlier this year with members of Operating Engineers Local 77 operating the heavy equipment, “moving the dirt, drilling the caissons and making the picks to complete a successful project," says Local 77...
  ·  Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO  ·  Jul 29, 2014

Celebrating Labor's Role in New Metro Silver Line
When   Metro’s Silver Line officially opened in Northern Virginia on Saturday, local labor celebrated its role in the massive transportation project. “What a thrill to be part of the grand opening of this project that was partly built with union labor, will be operated union, and...
  ·  Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO  ·  Jul 28, 2014

Iron 5's Martin Appointed to Safety Group
endall Martin, Business Manager of Iron Workers Local 5, has been appointed to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A10 Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) for Construction and Demolition Operations by Iron Workers President Walter Wise. ANSI oversees and administers the...
  ·  Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO  ·  Jul 28, 2014

Nurses Offer Free Health Screening
Get checked, get healthy.  The Registered Nurse Response Network and the Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association will offer a free health screening  this Thursday, July 31st at 6:30 pm at the Dorothy Height/Benning Library at 3935 Benning Rd NE. Volunteering Registered...
  ·  Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO  ·  Jul 28, 2014

Metro Council Golf Tourney Registration Opens
Registration has opened for this year’s Metro Washington Council/Community Services Agency Golf Tournament, scheduled for September 22. Click here to download the registration form. The tournament is a fundraiser for CSA’s Emergency Assistance Fund. “Every dollar is so needed these...
  ·  Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO  ·  Jul 28, 2014

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Underpaid and Overloaded: Women in Low-Wage Jobs
The National Women’s Law Center and Good Jobs Nation invite you to a congressional briefing supported by: The Offices of Representatives...
  ·  Jul 30, 2014

Nurses Offer Free Health Screening
The Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) will offer a free health screening on July 31 st  at 6:30 pm at the Dorothy Height/Benning...
  ·  Jul 31, 2014

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Labor News Feeds

Something Old, Something New
This past week, The Wall Street Journal published an interview with former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan. He was asked to comment on an address that current Fed Chair Janet Yellen delivered at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in early July. In that address,...
  ·  AFL-CIO Blog  ·  Jul 30, 2014_  right

Iran: Update: Shahabi released to civilian hospital
LabourStart headline - Source: ITF Global Union
  ·  Labourstart World Labor Updates  ·  Jul 30, 2014_  right

Today in Labor History: July 30; Member Tip
Today in Labor History: July 30 Former Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears. Declared legally dead in 1982, his body has never been found – 1975 —Click here for the complete posting. Member Tip: The Nuts and Bolts of Dues There is tremendous variation from one union to another as to...
  ·  UCS Labor News Daily  ·  Jul 30, 2014_  right

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