Workers at Solid State Books yesterday announced plans to unionize with UFCW Local 400. “We are unionizing because we love our work, our customers, and the broader H street community,” said the Solid State Union workers organizing committee. “With a collective voice, we know we can make Solid State Books the best workplace it can be.” While the workers have requested voluntary recognition -- every eligible worker at the store has signed union authorization cards -- the group also filed for a union election last Friday, in case management fails to voluntarily recognize the union. The union would cover seven employees at the store located at 600 H Street NE. ““We are all in this together,” said the workers.
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Union City Radio: 7:15am, WPFW-FM 89.3 FM
2-minute audio version of the Metro Washington Labor Council's Union City newsletter.
#HandsOffDC March to the Hearing: Wed, March 29, 8am – 10am
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MoCo360 reports on how the pro-union phenomenon is playing out in Montgomery County, “especially among the younger generations of workers.”
Labor Quote: Dolly Parton
9 to 5, yeah/They got you where they want you/There's a better life/And you dream about it, don't you/It's a rich man's game/No matter what they call it/And you spend your life/Puttin' money in his wallet
Dolly Parton hit number one on the record charts on this date in 1981 with "9 to 5," her anthem to the daily grind.