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Union City Radio: 7:15a; WPFW-FM 89.3
Medicare for All rally: Mon, April 29, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
PhRMA headquarters: 950 F Street NW, Washington DC
AFL-CIO discussion with Brazil's CUT national union center and the Workers Party
Mon, April 29, 3pm – 5pm
AFL-CIO, 815 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 (Presidents Room)
Film: Stand!: Mon, April 29, 4pm – 6pm
AFL-CIO, 815 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20005: George Meany Room (8th Floor)
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APRI (Baltimore) Annual Awards Banquet: Mon, April 29, 6pm – 10pm
MARTIN'S WEST 6817 Dogwood Road Baltimore, MD 21244
May Day/LaborFest Radio Special: Wed, May 1, 9am – 12pm
Support the Girls (film): Wed, May 1, 7:15pm – 9:15pm
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
“A Winning, Rambunctious Comedy About Work in America.”*
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For 29 years, Mary Stephens worked at the Parkersburg Care Center in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the last 14 years in laundry. By all accounts, she was a model employee. Two years ago, a subcontractor, Health Care Services Group, was hired to run the laundry. Up until this point, residents’ clothes, sheets, towels and other personal items had been washed with two workers operating the laundry. But in a cost-cutting move, HCSG decided one worker could do the job, loading all the work onto Mary (at left in photo). She worked as hard as she could, but Mary kept falling behind and last October, she was fired. The workers – like Mary, members of UFCW Local 400 -- united and proved that the laundry job was not able to be done by one person. Mary and her union filed a grievance and Mary got more than $12,000 dollars in back pay. Although Mary decided to start her retirement instead of returning to work, the subcontractor running the laundry operation has been bringing in extra people to help, and while this change was too late for Mary, her union ensured that justice was served.
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The next Inside Organizer School (IOS) weekend retreat will take place May 3-5 at the ATU’s Tommy Douglas Center in Silver Spring. The IOS brings together experienced labor organizers with workers who are interested in becoming organizers. In addition to teaching organizing principles, strategies, and skills, this is an opportunity for activists to discuss ongoing campaigns, and to learn from each other, leaving IOS inspired to change the world. Some scholarship money available. Send inquiries to Richard Bensinger at [email protected] com or call 703-928-1597.
From a speech he attempted to give at the U.S. Capitol. Coxey led a protest march by unemployed workers from across the United States, which reached Washington on this date in 1894. Police arrested him for walking on the grass, but fifty years later, in 1944, Coxey finally delivered the speech from the steps of the U.S. Congress.
“We stand here to-day in behalf of millions of toilers whose petitions have been buried in committee rooms, whose prayers have been unresponded to, and whose opportunities for honest, remunerative, productive labor have been taken from them by unjust legislation, which protects idlers, speculators, and gamblers..."
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