Organized labor’s stunning defeat of Fast Track headlined Monday’s meeting of the Metro Washington Council. AFL-CIO staffer Maya Goines updated Council delegates on the continuing fight against Fast Track and the TPP, which will probably be brought up for another vote soon. Saying “the fight is not over yet,” Goines urged delegates to call Maryland Congressional representatives Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards to thank them for their votes, and to stay tuned for more updates. Delegates also approved the Council’s new strategic plan, which includes a change to a full-time Executive Director and a volunteer President, effective early next year when current president Jos Williams’ term expires and he retires. Click here for draft minutes of both the Executive and Delegate meetings. NOTE: the Council will not meet in July and August; the next meeting with be on September 21. photo: Metro Council president Jos Williams swears in new delegate Annie Ament, AFM 161-710; photo by Chris Garlock
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