Gloria Minott will host a special hour-long show on longtime labor and community activist Roger Newell today starting at 11a on WPFW 89.3 FM, featuring remembrances by Roger’s friends and colleagues. Newell (at right, holding banner) died unexpectedly on November 14 (11/16 UC). "There are few people I have met who shared such deep commitment to the struggles of working people,” said Bill Fletcher, Jr...
On Friday, dozens of local Walmart workers striking for higher wages and consistent full-time hours will march on the H Street Walmart store backed up by hundreds of community allies. This is one of at least five local Black Friday Walmart actions. Maria Fuentes, who will help lead the march, worked full-time at the H Street store until management cut her hours in August...
The nation’s largest guide for savvy buyers who want to shop where employees are paid livable wages is expanding to the nation’s capital. Labor 411 on November 18 launched its Washington, DC online edition. The guide allows consumers to pinpoint by neighborhood where their shopping dollars are helping communities the most and, at the same time, avoid retailers that do not treat their workers well. “The surge of fair wage ordinances has created an opportunity for responsible businesses to appeal to consumers who want to support good jobs,” said Jos Williams, President of the Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO, which is partnering with Labor 411 on the guide...
Show your gratitude and support for fellow union members this Thanksgiving by preparing and serving a union-made holiday dinner--from drinks to dessert! Click here for UnionPlus Tips for serving a union-made Thanksgiving dinner (including recipes featuring union-made ingredients) and here for Labor 411’s It’s Time to Give Thanks guide.