“D.C. should value all workers equally,” says Metro Washington Council (MWC) president Dyana Forester. “And in order to do that, the District government must provide the same set of benefits to all.” Forester joined representatives from MWC affiliates including AFSCME, the Teamsters and SEIU last Friday when they spoke at the DC Council Committee on Government Operations hearing in support of the Public Sector Injured Workers’ Equality Act of 2020. This legislation seeks to make sure all DC workers, whether in the public or private sector, have access and compensation to the same workers compensation benefits and process. “This is simply the right, fair, and just thing to do,” added Forester.
photo: AFSCME 20 Executive Director Andrew Washington testifies