More teachers join Resistance: “You might be interested to know that MCEA in conjunction with the PGEA and the BTU (Baltimore Teachers Union) conducted actions on Monday as well (D.C. teachers call for tech support for safe schools 8/3 UC),” writes Tobi Starin. “We joined with the National Day of Resistance and the Demand Safe Schools Coalition on Monday. Our focus was to demand that Comcast and Verizon provide free internet to all of our students and educators so that all of our students and staff can conduct classes this Fall.”
Our enemies, united: “Thank you for sharing that New Yorker article on the UFCW plant (UFCW Local 27 and "How Trump Is Helping Tycoons Exploit The Pandemic" 7/24 UC),” writes John Ertl. “What a heart-wrenching story. Quite the illustration of how truly interconnected the enemies of democracy, unions, and the public interest are.”
Mystery Man revealed: “The AFSCME Local 1072 steward in the labor history photo is Saul Schniderman,” writes Carl Goldman. “That is about the time that I met him.” “It has to be our very own Saul Schniderman,” agrees George Farenthold. “He is always on the right side of history…and still is!” Schniderman went on to lead the Library of Congress Professional Guild, AFSCME Local 2910, retiring in 2018.