Jul 23, 2014IUOE 99's Murphy Injured
99 Business Manager Mike Murphy and his wife Helen were hospitalized over the
weekend with serious but not life-threatening injuries after a motorcycle
accident on Saturday . “Please join me in keeping Mike and Helen in our
thoughts and prayers,” said Metro...
Jul 23, 2014Transit Workers Charge WMATA Chair With Conflict of Interest
of ATU Local 689 transit workers called
out WMATA Board Chair Tom Downs at an early-morning rally outside WMATA for
Downs’ dual role as chair of a private transit company, Veolia, which the ATU
says “has a reputation for wrecking transit service in American cities.”...
Jul 21, 2014AFSCME Says Organizing is Answer to Attacks
Despite all the attacks on public sector
workers this year, AFSCME nearly doubled its goal of helping 50,000 people join
the union, with more than 90,000
workers choosing AFSCME so far in 2014, AFSCME President Lee Saunders announced
at the union’s international convention in Chicago...
Jul 21, 2014"Memorable" Night at the Nats
The excited father with his son and daughter blended
right into the sea of red-clad fans at Nationals Park Friday night. Until
Secretary of Labor Tom Perez walked out onto the mound and fired the ceremonial
first pitch of the 8th annual Labor Night at the Nats. But even as he
Jul 23, 2014Will Republicans Vote to Export U.S. Jobs?
Republican senators have a golden opportunity today to show whose side they are on. In a vote on the Bring Jobs Home Act (S. 2569), the GOP can come down on the side of America's workers who are seeking good, middle-class jobs in an economy that’s not creating enough of them, or they can...
Jul 23, 2014Today in Labor History: July 23; Member Tip
Today in Labor History: July 23 Anarchist Alexander Berkman shoots and stabs but fails to kill steel magnate Henry Clay Frick in an effort to avenge the Homestead massacre 18 days earlier, in which nine strikers were killed. Berkman also tried to use what was, in effect, a suicide bomb, but it...
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