Members of the National Football League Players Association begin what is to be a 2-day strike, their first. The issues: pay, pensions, the right to arbitration and the right to have agents - 1970
Fifty-day baseball strike ends - 1981
The Great Shipyard Strike of 1999 ends after Steelworkers at Newport News Shipbuilding ratify a breakthrough agreement which nearly doubles pensions, increases security, ends inequality, and provides the highest wage increases in company and industry history to nearly 10,000 workers at the yard. The strike lasted 15 weeks - 1999
Due to the ongoing storm, tonight's Labor Night at the Nats game is postponed to this Sunday at 7pm after the 1:35pm game already scheduled.
Tickets are good for the 7pm game and same seating. If you cannot attend on Sunday, check the Nats rain policy to review your options.
Please stay safe and thanks as always to our first responders for all that they do in times like this!
Tourists walk near the U.S. Capitol building during a heavy rain July 28, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Oliver Contreras for The Washington Post)
After a resounding “No” vote by the membership on July 13th the IBEW Local 1900 Washington Gas Negotiating Committee went back to work. After the committee got the economic offer increased to include a first-time wage inequity “bump” for the Field Operations members, the 3-year pact was approved by the membership on July 21st. The pact includes numerous improvements in contract language, premiums, On-Call provisions and 3% wage increases in each of the contract years. A $500 ratification bonus was put back on the table by the company in the 11th hour, and clerical unit employees have a guarantee of no layoffs for the duration of the contract.
The Nats face the Colorado Rockies at tonight’sLabor Night at the Nats game starting at 7:05, weather permitting. Current weatherforecasts are predicting a 70% chance of rain through the afternoon and into the evening; watch the news or keep an eye on our Twitter feed for updates. If the game is rescheduled, tickets can be used for admission to the rescheduled game or redeemed for tickets to a future 2017 regular season game; click here for complete details on the Nats’ official ticket polices. “A big Thank You to everyone for supporting this event,” says Community Services Agency Executive Director Kathleen McKirchy, “There were over 6,500 tickets sold this year!” Reach her at [email protected]