Nine of the people arrested at Monday's Poor People's Campaign civil disobedience were detained overnight by Capitol police; the arrests occurred in front of the U.S. Supreme Court where a decision on the Janus v. AFSCME case will be released any day. See more here.
Reverend William Barber will join the Didlake strikers today at 10a at the picket line (see Calendar), joining Reverend Graylan Hagler and other faith leaders. The Didlake workers -- custodians at a National Guard facility -- went on strike three weeks ago because the company is arguing that the workers do not have the right to organize a union because they have disabilities. The workers won their case at the National Labor Relations Board, but the company has appealed. Barber and a number of labor and faith leaders were arrested yesterday at the U.S. Capitol (photo) after excoriating Congress and the Trump administration for abandoning the nation’s poor and working people and calling for mobilization and “mass nonviolent moral civil disobedience.” “Pay people what they deserve...Share your bread with the hungry,” Barber thundered, “That’s how you become a good nation.”
photo (l-r) Revs. Theoharis and Barber marches alongside CWA President Chris Shelton at yesterday's Capitol Hill rally and CD; photo by Chris Garlock