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Honoring Msgr. George Higgins: Sun, May 1, 11am – 1pm
St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave NW in Washington DC. (map)
May Day Rally and March: Sun, May 1, 1pm – 4pm
Malcolm X Park (16th and Euclid St NW, Washington DC) to The White House (map)
Excluded Worker May Day for the New Labor Movement! Sun, May 1, 3pm – 6pm
Columbia Heights Civic Plaza
Excluded Workers are rallying this May Day! We're inviting the whole DC community to show up in support and solidarity to uplift the struggles of excluded workers and the fight for $160 million in cash assistance.
FILM: THE WOBBLIES: Sun, May 1, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
INFO/TICKETS Opening Night of the 2022 DC Labor FilmFest!
The Future We Need: A Book Launch and Discussion: Mon, May 2, 11:00am – 12:30pm
In-person and virtual book launch of The Future We Need: Organizing for a Better Democracy in the Twenty-First Century, written by Erica Smiley and Sarita Gupta.
Honoring Msgr. George Higgins: Mon, May 2, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
AFL-CIO Headquarters, 815 16th St. NW in Washington DC.
Space is limited, please register to attend in-person using this link.
Labor Night at the Nats: Fri, June 10, 7:05pm – 11:00pm
$17.00 per ticket; CSA will receive $2.00 per ticket sold.
Click the link for a home run and purchase tickets: Josh Grohs, Account Executive, Group Sales (o) 202-640-7714 or [email protected]
CLICK HERE to listen to this week’s Your Rights At Work, Killed at Work, plus remembering labor priest Monsignor George Higgins and filmmaker Deborah Shaffer on “The Wobblies.”
New America on April 22 officially recognized New America United (NAU) as the union representing over 65 staff at the organization. “We look forward to working with leadership on a contract that supports our collective aspirations and lays the groundwork for a more inclusive and vibrant New America,” the NAU organizing committee wrote. “New America deeply values its employees and supports the right to organize,” said New America CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter and New America President & Chief Transformation Officer Paul Butler. NAU is part of NPEU, the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union. Read more here.
Saying that RATP Dev “consistently acts in bad faith making productive negotiations almost impossible,” ATU Local 689 reacted negatively yesterday to DDOT’s press release calling for both parties to remain at the bargaining table. RATP manages the DC Circulator, whose drivers earlier this month authorized a strike in frustration over the lack of progress on a contract. “DDOT would better use its influence by calling on RATP Dev to get serious about bargaining in good faith and put real money on the table,” said the union. “We haven’t left the table and don’t plan on leaving the table.”
“Really it comes down to respect and dignity for our workers, our long-term workers. Many of them, the vast majority who are women, the vast majority who are women of color. And we have tried to engage management time and again,” DCNA-NNU executive director Edward Smith said in a report published yesterday in the AFL-CIO’s Daily Brief newsletter. Members of the District of Columbia Nurses Association-NNU (DCNA-NNU) held a one-day strike earlier this month to demand a fair contract from their employer, Howard University Hospital. Despite months of bargaining for a successor agreement, management has so far refused to offer adequate pay and safe staffing levels that these health care workers and their patients deserve. Following the strike, the union remains optimistic that management will return to the bargaining table.
Tell Howard University Hospital to give DCNA-NNU members the respect they and their patients deserve.