Former BSO Music Director David Zinman will join the locked-out BSO musicians’ picket line this morning, along with Bruce Ridge, former president of the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians. See Calendar, above, for complete schedule. “If you do come to walk with us, please introduce yourself,” urges AFM Local 40-543 Secretary-Treasurer Mary C. Plaine. “We’d like to take your photo and get your name and local affiliation so we can post the picture on our social media sites and tell people who you are.” Check the Baltimore Symphony Musicians Facebook page for latest updates, including this photo, captioned "We're making a dogged effort to get our message out."
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Baltimore Symphony Musicians picket line: Mon, June 24, 7:30am – 9:30am & 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 1212 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Celebrating the Life of ATU's Lawrence Hanley: Mon, June 24, 11am – 1pm
Tommy Douglas Conference Center and ATU International Headquarters, 10000 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20903
Must RSVP to [email protected]
Recognize any of these folks? Tue, June 25, 11am – 1pm
The Metro Washington DC labor council has donated its historical archives to the University of Maryland and they’re in the process of scanning, sorting, and digitizing everything; included in the materials are a lot of old photos from the 1940's through the 1970's, and we need some help identifying folks in these photos. For more details or to RSVP; contact[email protected], or call 202-262-0773.
No Vote Until NAFTA 2.0 is Fixed! Tue, June 25, 12pm – 2pm
HOUSE TRIANGLE• CAPITOL DRIVEWAY SE, WASHINGTON, DC 20004; RSVP HERE
Pride at Work/OUTreach Movie Night: Movie: "Do I Look Gay?" Tue, June 25, 6pm – 8pm
4536 B John Marr Drive, Annandale, VA
Frank Russo, President, NoVa Pride at Work: 571-278-6186
UFCW 400 Week of Action at Shoppers: June 26-28
Multiple locations; click here
DC Just Pay Coalition Outreach Blitz: June 28-30
Multiple locations; click here
photo: Metro Washington Council archives
UFCW 400 is planning a number of actions this week supporting workers at Shoppers Food and Pharmacy and the Just Pay Coalition has scheduled an “Outreach Blitz” this weekend around DC’s July 1 minimum wage increase. “Thousands of union jobs are at risk and entire communities could be left without access to fresh food,” says Local 400, which warns that the jobs of workers at Shoppers Food and Pharmacy are in jeopardy. And the Just Pay Coalition will be doing outreach to DC workers this weekend about the new minimum wage, wage theft and resources for victims of sexual harassment, as well as engaging managers on the Paid Family Leave tax collection and their responsibilities. See Calendar, above, for complete details on both campaigns.
Never mind that the Nats blew an 8-4 lead on Saturday; it was a perfect night for baseball and solidarity. "Our home team lost, but labor won," said Community Services Agency Executive Director Sonte DuCote. Over 5,000 union members watched the Nats take on the Atlanta Braves at the annual Labor Night at the Nats. "What a great show of solidarity!" said DuCote. During pre-game, thanks went out to all of the participating international and local unions, whose support helps fund the Community Services Agency’s work aiding union members and workers. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 President Raymond Jackson and Iron Workers Local 5 President and Business Agent Ray Cleland were honored with the Washington National's Spirit Award for demonstrating outstanding support for CSA. The Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation-sponsored Little League team got to stand with the Nats during the National Anthem. "It was a fun night that continued the tradition of bringing union families together,” said Metro Washington Council Vice Presiden Herb Harris. “I look forward to next year.”
- photos by Billy Butler Photography
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