Fairmont workers: "Say it loud, shut it down: DC is a union town"
Workers at the Fairmont Washington DC, Georgetown, operated by Accor, are not protected by a union contract. Local 25 has negotiated contract with other hotels that include 100% employer-paid healthcare, employer-funded fixed-benefit pensions, protected days off, overtime pay, room quotas for housekeepers, and schedules in advance. Fairmont workers picketed throughout the week last week »
After a year of organizing, Congressional staff union leaders look ahead to collective bargaining
The Congressional Workers Union — the umbrella organization for the six House Democrat offices that have formed unions, plus the seven others that have petitioned to hold union elections and any other staffers looking to organize their corners of Capitol Hill — turned 1 year old Wednesday. Read more »
"Gov. Wes Moore, help higher-ed faculty and grad students unionize at Maryland’s public schools."
2023 Annual “Tribute to Labor” Dinner Event
Friday, May 19, 2023, 6:00-7:00pm
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Dr, McLean, VA 22102, USA
Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 5: 2023 Apprenticeship Graduation
Saturday, May 20, 2023, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Martin’s Crosswinds - 7400 Greenway Center Dr., Greenbelt, MD 20770
Mental Health Awareness Training with AFGE
May 31, 2023, 7:00-8:00pm
Learn best practices on how to increase mental health awareness amongst union members, recognize stigmas and discuss how to support members in the workplace. Register »
Save the Date: The 26th Annual Community Services Agency Golf Tournament
Monday, October 16, 2023 — 7:00am
Enterprise Golf Course, 2802 Enterprise Road, Mitchellville, MD
For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact [email protected].
DC teachers’ retroactive pay delayed due to ‘administrative complications,’ union says
WTOP — May 8, 2023
D.C. teachers will receive retroactive pay about a month later than expected. The money is due to teachers as part of a new Washington Teachers’ Union contract with the city, the union said Monday.
Child Care and the Care Economy with AFL-CIO
The 19th — May 12, 2023
"The lawmakers in this country have to step up to fix our broken care economy. Everyone is affected by care. Period." AFL-CIO Lis Shuler joined The 19th to discuss child care and the care economy.
These Unions Are on the Front Lines Fighting Against the Uberization of Us All
The Nation — May 12, 2023
The workers with the best chance of actually stopping the Uberization of the workforce (which replaces full-time workers with contractors, turning good jobs into underpaid gigs with no benefits) are in unions that are already established.
SEIU Workers at D.C. Headquarters Authorize Strike over Stalled Contract Negotiations
Democracy Now — May 10, 2023
Service Employees International Union workers at the union’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., have authorized a strike as they continue contract negotiations for better wages and protections.
Staffing Issues And Hostile Workplaces Impacting Postal Workers
America's Work Force Union Podcast — May 8, 2023
Mark Dimondstein, President of the American Postal Workers Union, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the ongoing staffing issues on the retail and delivery side of postal work.
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