Over 100 young workers from across the DMV recently attended the 2015 Next Up Young Workers Summit, held in Chicago. The summit included over 80 workshops, submitted and conducted by young workers, with a focus on building relationships with other young workers in their city or state. With that in mind, the metro-DC attendees strategized on the upcoming DC special elections for Wards 4 and 8, educating DC residents on their rights, and advocating for greater enforcement and affordable housing. Discussions were led by DC Young Trade Unionist (DC YTU) Chair Tarn Goelling (IBEW), OPEIU 2 Board member Caniesha Seldon and DC Metro Council Delegate for OPEIU Local 2 Ian Stublarec. Summit workshops included “Collective Bargaining 101,” “Work Like a Girl,“ and “Queering the Labor Movement.” DC YTU is looking forward to getting to work on strengthening the middle class in the DC area and invites all interested young people to the next planning meeting on April 9. There will also be an “after-summit” happy hour on April 23.