Over 100 people who live or work in District will testify before the DC Council today in support of the paid family leave bill. The hearing starts at 4 pm; click here to send an email or tweet your support.
Nominations for the Metro Council’s Executive Board will be conducted at the Council’s February 22 delegate meeting (6:30p at the AFL-CIO, 815 16th Street NW), and the election will be held at the March 21 delegate meeting. Nominations had originally been scheduled for the January meeting, which was canceled due to the snowstorm. All Council affiliates have been mailed a letter outlining the details about the election process. Click here to download the Council’s Constitution.
They say that honesty is the best policy but it cost a housekeeper at a major DC hotel her job. One day, at the end of her shift, the housekeeper found a large bag containing alcoholic beverages that had been left outside the employee lounge area. She turned the bag in to security but on her next scheduled day of work, she was told that she had been accused of attempting to steal the items. Told to resign or face discharge for theft of hotel property, the worker resigned. Thanks to representation by a Metro Council Claimant Advocacy Program attorney, however, the worker was able to collect unemployment benefits when she prevailed at a hearing where the employer failed to present evidence of theft or attempted theft. The Claimant Advocacy Program (CAP) is a free legal counseling service available to individuals who file unemployment compensation appeals in the District of Columbia. Call 202-974-8150 for more info.