Washington Teachers Union Local 6: For the second year in a row, Local 6 has signed up hundreds of new members; over 800 new teachers turned out for the DCPS New Teacher Orientation at the Columbia Heights Education Campus in mid-August and more than 700 took advantage of the opportunity to sign on as full dues paying WTU members.
AFSCME Local 658: Since the beginning of 2015, this local has almost doubled their membership at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. Members of the local’s “Member Action Team (MAT)” conduct one-on-one workplace conversations with non-members around current contract negotiations and other issues and ask non-members to join. This is part of the nationwide “AFSCME Strong” program that has signed up well over 200,000 members.
The 2016 Evening with Labor will be held Saturday, March 12 at the Washington Hilton Hotel: Cash Bar 6:30-7:30pm; Dinner 7:30pm. Dinner Tickets $150 each; tables of ten @ $1,500 each; email [email protected]