Young Workers Summit feels the jolt of young labor activism: OPEIU Local 2's Caniesha Seldon is featured in this report on last weekend's Next Up Young Workers Summit in Chicago. Seldon is Local 2's chief steward at the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and staffperson at their young worker program (Y.O.U.N.G.).
Goodbye Miss McAbee: After 50 years of caring for sick children, awesome nurse retires: Just before 8 on the last morning of her 2,604th week on the job, a nurse in a kaleidoscopic scrub top hobbled across the lobby’s cream-colored tile and switched on the lights. At a computer in the back of the D.C. neighborhood health clinic, Clydia Lavenia McAbee — “Miss McAbee” to most — adjusted her black-rimmed Ray-Ban reading glasses to review the day’s list of patients, almost all of whom she knew well...click here to read the rest of this Washington Post profile of an inspirational SEIU 722 member.