Monday’s Metro Washington Council Delegate Meeting features a number of affiliate and constituency group reports. Here are highlights*: Newsguild CWA 32035: Rick Ehrmann reported that a quality pension and health care for part-timers are among the key issues still on the table in the contract fight at the Washington Post…OPEIU 2: Eric Starin reported that the local won an arbitration at WMATA that provides for a back pay award of $1 million to 160 members…
photo: 50/50 raffle winners with MWC president Jos Williams (center); photo by Chris Garlock
AFGE 17: Bill Preston reported that the local prevailed in an FLRA decision that the local took on themselves…ATU 689: Jackie Jeter reported that the local is setting up a transit safety hearing on March 25 to draw public attention to the lack of a safety culture at Metro; They also recently ratified a contract at MV Properties for newly organized workers…SEIU 722: Rick Malachi reported an organizing win at the largest outpatient clinic which is part of Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Montgomery County…IATSE 22: Chuck Clay reported that the local finally got a good contract with the National Theatre; they also are trying to get contracts at the Warner Theatre with Live Nation and with the Washington Ballet where they have been working without a contract for 5 years…Doctors Council: Vanessa Dixon reported that management is challenging elections results of a winning election to represent resident physicians at Howard University Hospital. She also discussed recent meetings held with DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson to try to add more input by workers and other stakeholders before any contracting out is done…OPEIU 277: George Fahrenthold indicated that there is a lot happening on the national level regarding reining in the financial services sector…DC Young Trade Unionists: OPEIU 2's Chelsea Bland reported on DC YTU's February 26 event at Buffalo Billiards…CSO 4: Barbara Childs reported that after a letter from Metro Council President Williams their members finally got their retroactive pay raises…AFSCME 2910: Saul Schniderman reported that all the locals at the Library of Congress are sponsoring a showing of “At the River I Stand” this Friday…DC CBTU: Gwend Johnson reported that the annual CBTU national convention will be held May 20-25 in Chicago…ATU 689: Roland Jeter reported that a busload of DC-area activists will be travelling to Selma for the Pettus Bridge anniversary events in early March.
- Kathleen McKirchy; * Minutes with complete details will be posted soon.