More than 35 people gathered at the NoVA Labor office on Monday, March 23, to participate in a 90-minute Common Sense Economics workshop conducted by the AFL-CIO. Among those taking part were representatives from the NAACP, religious social action networks, immigrant rights groups, young people and elected officials as well as union representatives, including AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka... click below to read more.
- photos by Dan Duncan
The workshop was led by Roberta Reardon (former AFTRA president, at left) and Will Fisher of the AFL-CIO (at right in photo). The course helped explain in laymen’s terms what is happening to jobs in America and how workers can regain control of the debate regarding living wages, workplace safety and trade agreements. Each participant left with a pledge to conduct similar workshops within their own organizations. “This session was very valuable as Virginians gear up for fall elections that will include all members of the General Assembly as well as numerous local positions,” noted NoVA Labor President Daniel Duncan. “We will be working with all these groups and others to help the middle class fight back.”