Concessions workers at Oriole Park at Camden Yards are fighting for better pay. They say they’ve been struggling to make ends meet over the last two seasons because of the pandemic and increases in the cost of living. Unite Here Local 7, which represents 300 concessions workers, held a rally outside the ballpark on Monday afternoon calling on the stadium’s concessionaire, Delaware North, to boost pay. Read more here, here and here.
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Starbucks worker rally (Leesburg VA): Sat, May 28, 10am – 12pm
526 E Market St, Leesburg VA
Rally to protest Starbucks' union-busting.
Kim Kelly — Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor - with Sara Nelson: Sat, May 28, 5pm – 6pm
Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
NOTE: MWC/CSA/CAP offices will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day federal holiday.
Union vets on the line on this week’s Your Rights At Work radio show on WPFW 89.3FM. Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Attig (photo) on why he got arrested with fellow union vets at the Warrior Met strike. What the 1937 Memorial Day Massacre has to tell us today, with Ahmed White, professor of law at the University of Colorado-Boulder and author of “The Last Great Strike: Little Steel, the CIO, and the Struggle for Labor Rights in New Deal America.” And Harold Meyerson, Editor At Large at The American Prospect, on the return of “law and order” to the NLRB.
Memorial Day 2022 is quickly approaching, and to help unions and federated bodies prepare for this important holiday, the Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO, (UVC) has created a communications toolkit. With more than 1 million active working military veterans in our movement, every union has members who have served in America’s armed forces. While workers across the nation spend time celebrating with our family and friends, let us also take a moment to remember those who died in service to our country.
Post the following graphics on social media on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30):
Honor Their Sacrifice (Facebook)
Honor Their Sacrifice (Instagram)
Service Through Sacrifice (Facebook)
Service Through Sacrifice (Instagram)
The UVC will collect and share videos highlighting the voices of union veterans and members. Click here to record a short video and tell us why Memorial Day is important to you. Unions and federated bodies are also being urged to take part in community projects such as cleaning veterans’ memorials and parks in their local area and laying a wreath.
Throughout the pandemic, reports DC Jobs with Justice, employees of District of Columbia Public School (DCPS) --- teachers, principals and support staff -- have worked tirelessly to ensure the education of our students continued. “These teachers, bus drivers, aides, and paraprofessionals have adapted quickly to support students at home, and have given everything to help DC students return to the classroom. And they have done all this without knowing the conditions of their future employment because they have yet to secure a contract with DCPS.” The lack of a contract doesn’t just hurt staff, but also students, “staff working conditions are student learning conditions.” Send DCPS a message that they can no longer drag their feet: signing the petition to Chancellor Ferebee, demanding a fair contract now!