An investigation is underway into an accident during a snow plow run in the District on October 24. A city worker was severely injured. AFGE Local 1975 President Clifford Lowery tells NBC News4's Tom Sherwood that union officials are now questioning the safety procedures in place during the event. Click here for the video.
Registration is now open for the National Organizers Workshop in Washington, DC on March 6th and 7th. A "can't miss" workshop, it will include organizers from across the labor movement and from allied groups who are engaged in issues that affect working families. "It's a great chance to talk shop and dream big with the best organizers in the country," says the AFL-CIO's Organizing Institute, which is hosting the workshop. Sign up now and receive an early registration discount – just $65 for a "vital, interactive event focused on how we can build power for working people."
Scores of workers at the Washington Post rallied with a boisterous crowd of supporters including a small marching band on the sidewalk in front of the Post building on 15th Street NW during the noon hour Tuesday. The rally’s message was clear: The workers at the Post will defend the legacy and the future of the newspaper, no matter the odds. At stake are career-quality jobs at one of the nation's cornerstone media institutions...
Howard University maintenance workers -- members of SEIU 32BJ -- marched through campus and rallied in front of Administration offices on Monday protesting the school's decision to outsource their jobs. Outsourcing could reduce wages and benefits for workers who've been employed by Howard for as long as 40 years, the union said.
- report/photo by SEIU 32BJ