Ten Boy Scouts came closer to earning their American Labor badge during a daylong workshop hosted by NoVA Labor last Saturday. SAG-AFTRA's Jess Speaker, who is an Eagle Scout and troop leader, organized the event. Scouts discussed labor history and worker issues as well as having an hour-long debate on raising the minimum wage. Helping were Gina Maglionico of the Virginia AFL-CIO, John Brown of IBEW 26, Randy Erwin of NFFE/IAM and Dan Duncan of NoVA Labor. "All of us were very impressed with the Scouts' preparations and concern for workers," noted Duncan.
photo: John Brown (IBEW 26) helps Scouts prepare for the minimum wage debate; photo by Dan Duncan