Virginia contractors are being urged to “Do the right thing at TW Perry; take your business elsewhere” while the nearly-month-old strike at the local building supply company by members of Teamsters 639 continues. The online campaign coordinated by DC Jobs with Justice and the Metro Washington Council encourages some of TW Perry's top contractor customers to support the striking workers by taking their business elsewhere until the strike is resolved. Click here to send an email to the contractors.
Montgomery County taxi drivers are pushing the Montgomery County Council to pass a Passenger and Driver Bill of Rights that would make sure drivers are paid a living wage and given basic workplace protections while also giving customers a better, more modern service for less cost. “I love my job, but it’s getting harder and harder to support my family by doing it,” says Peter Ibik, a taxi driver for more than 16 years who now leads the Montgomery County Professional Drivers Union. Click here now to send an email supporting the bill...
More than 150 union members from across the commonwealth hit Capitol Hill in Richmond on Monday as part of the annual Virginia AFL-CIO Legislative Conference. They focused on three specific measures when they spoke to their legislators – raising the state’s minimum wage, the need for House and Senate districts to be drawn by a non-partisan panel, and Buy American – as well as issues of specific interest to their individual locals...