Local unions are jumping on board for the November 15th DC Labor Notes Troublemakers School. ATU 689, the Washington Teachers Union, OPEIU 2 and TWU are all signing members and leaders up. "When you assert your rights and build power in the workplace, bosses call you a troublemaker," Labor Notes organizer Julia Kann told delegates at the October Metro Council meeting. "And I know DC is full of troublemakers!" Click here for more on the DC-area Troublemakers School and to register and click on "Read More" below for details on local involvement.
ATU Local 689 has already committed to sending their executive board, stewards, and a group of members to the school (members can email Katie Traber at [email protected] to sign up). The Washington Teachers Union is following suit, sending up to fifty interested teachers (members can email Dorothy Egbufor at [email protected] to join in). OPEIU 2 is on board, too. At the October Young Trade Unionists meeting, Caniesha Washington announced that interested Local 2 members can email her ([email protected]) for more information about attending for the Rising Stars. Plus, newly-organizing bike-share workers will be at the school, courtesy of TWU Local 100.