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UAW strike picket: Mon, September 30, 6am – 2pm; Tue, October 1, 6am – 2pm
GM White-Marsh transmission plant, 10301 Philadelphia road, White Marsh, MD. If you take Rt. 43 east off of 95, get off of 43 onto the Philadelphia road exit.
Rally with SEIU 32bj Building Services Workers: Tue, October 1, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
15th & K Street NW. WDC – McPherson SQ Park, McPherson SQ metro S.
Labor [email protected]: De Sanguashington: Tue, October 1, 5pm – 6pm
photo: Sept. 24 SEIU 32BJ janitor demo; photo by Chris Garlock/Union City
by Bruce Wolf
The Baltimore GM plant in White Marsh used to make auto transmissions and batteries for electric cars. It employed around 400 union workers. GM has closed the plant, and only seven union employees remain. One object of the current strike is to save these jobs. Aside from worker solidarity, how are other unions involved? The assembly tracks in auto plants were made and installed by iron workers. Fire sprinklers were installed by sprinkler fitters. When plants close the consequences affect us all. When workers are on strike, auto workers, teachers, health care workers--they are striking for us, and they should get our support. Walk that picket line! On Saturday’s picket line, there was a steel worker, an electrical worker, and a public employee--they understand that a strike is not just about immediate demands--it is about working people demanding a better world.
photo by Bruce Wolf (IWW); the UAW picket in White Marsh continues daily from 6a-2p; see Calendar for details.
More 2019 CSA golf tourney photos -- these by Freda McDonald -- have been added to the online album.
Gael García Bernal stars in “Even The Rain,” the October 15 Bread and Roses screening at the Takoma Busboys and Poets (free; RSVP here). Filmmakers shooting a film in Bolivia about the conquest by Christopher Columbus become embroiled in controversy when their film schedule runs up against the Cochabamba protests. The screening is part of Films Across Borders, which this year is focusing on stories of water: how we are drawn to it, how we use it, how this precious resource shapes human society and our daily lives.