Longtime local labor leader and activist Johnnie Walker has moved back to Florida, where he’s now National Representative with AFGE District 5. Walker previously served as a Social Service Representative for the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services and was active in AFGE and the DC labor movement for three decades...
Although the Newspaper Guild called the Washington Post’s recent 1 percent raise proposal “parsimonious,” the local said “it’s a decent start to the conversation, noting that “In the past, management has tended to open up wage talks with a stingy lump-sum proposal.” The Guild has scheduled a noontime rally for Tuesday, January 13...
photo of November 18 demo by Chris Garlock
The DC JCC’s Theater J is offering local labor activists 20% off tickets to the current production of Tony Kushner’s "The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures." The play -- on stage through December 21 – “is packed with themes about money, class, labor, property, the worth of work, the value of a human life,” said John Stoltenberg is his DC Metro Theater Arts review...
After helping score victories like expanded paid sick days and an increased minimum wage this year, the Employment Justice Center is looking to continue the fight for enforcement next year...