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APALA DC Spring Membership Celebration; Sat, March 30, 12pm – 3pm
Full Kee Restaurant | 509 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001; Click here to RSVP
Film: Daughters of the Dust; Sat, March 30, 6:40pm – 8:20pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets, NW Washington, DC 20004
Directed by Julie Dash. Rated PG (112 minutes; 1991)
Legal clinic for union workers with TPS; Sun, March 31, 10am – 2pm
Painters Union District Council 51 4700 Boston Way Lanham, MD 20706
Consultation will be on a first come first serve basis. RSVP to reserve your spot:[email protected]
JUFJ's 2019 Labor Seder; Sun, March 31, 5pm – 8pm
Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St NW, Washington, DC 20008
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As expected, the Maryland Assembly quickly overrode Governor Larry Hogan's veto of the minimum wage bill on Thursday. ““Today, Maryland’s Democratic state legislators demonstrated what higher office can and should be used for, to put the well-being of working families over politics,” said Jaime Contreras, Vice President at 32BJ SEIU. “The difference that $15 an hour will make for so many working men and women cannot be underestimated,” Contreras added. “Today was a victory for working families," said Ricarra Jones of Maryland's Fight for $15 Coalition.
Sixteen employees at PartnersGlobal have joined the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 2, reports organizer Grace Reckers. The unit, comprised primarily of program officers and finance staff, “spent months building up power amongst their colleagues before making a request for voluntary recognition in January,” says Reckers. The DC-based non-profit works internationally with grassroots organizations to fund sustainable peace-making efforts and to support local democratic initiatives. The unionizing campaign follows in the footsteps of recent organizing successes at the Center for American Progress (CAP) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), represented by the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union and Local 2, respectively. “As staff at other DC-area non-profits and social service organizations begin to recognize the value of forming a union and the empowerment gained from bargaining a first contract, we expect to see more employees attempting to do the same,” said Reckers. With the support of other union members and the expertise of Local 2 staff representatives, the new members of PartnersGlobal are now gathering input from everyone in the unit as they prepare for bargaining in the coming months.
To find out more about organizing your workplace, email Reckers at [email protected]
If you missed Thursday’s “We Were There” performance at the AFL-CIO, we’ve posted several videos on the Metro Washington Council’s Facebook page, plus photos on our Twitter feed. You can also catch yesterday’s “Your Rights At Work” – featuring Painters DC 51’s Roxy Mejia on union worker TPS rights, APWU’s Clint Burelson on the 1970 postal worker strike and Len Shindel on the 1970 Garrett County Roads Department strike – on the Union City Radio podcast (search on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, etc) or on our website.