MD COPE Report: Labor to Lobby at Special Session on Gaming in AnnapolisWednesday, August 8, 2012
(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)Area labor leaders and activists are heading to Annapolis tomorrow to lobby the House of Delegates in support of a bill approving a voter referendum this Fall on expanding gaming to National Harbor (pictured at right). “It’s important for all unions to demonstrate a united front in Annapolis to support the thousands of union construction and permanent jobs that would result from building and operating a resort casino/hotel at National Harbor,” said Washington Building and Construction Trades Council President Vance Ayres. “The Associated Builders and Contractors has already started a media campaign to try to block a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) on the construction of the casino/hotel,” added Metro Council President Jos Williams. “Our solidarity in our effort to counter this is critical.” For details on the lobbying effort (where & when to meet), contact Political/Legislative Coordinator Rick Powell at 202-974-8154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.