Dwight Bowman Memorial Tomorrow

Friday, February 1, 2013

Dwight Bowman Memorial Tomorrow(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

The memorial service for AFGE 14th District National Vice President Dwight Bowman will be held Saturday, February 2 at 10a at the Maple Springs Baptist Church in Capitol Heights, MD; click here for complete details. Bowman, who died unexpectedly on January 16, had been an AFGE activist for close to four decades, beginning his career as president of AFGE Local 2463 at the Smithsonian. At the time, Smithsonian employees were not protected by federal EEO or Labor Relations laws and regulations. Bowman was successful in establishing unity within Local 2463, persuading another local to merge with his, and in 1979, they successfully negotiated a master contract agreement which covered those areas. Bowman held many other positions within AFGE and throughout the labor movement, including president of AFGE’s National Capital Area Council 1, Labor Representative on the District of Columbia’s Nuclear Freeze Board, member of the Executive Committee of the Minority Coalition, and National President of the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals. Bowman most recently sat on the Board of the Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO, the Metropolitan Washington Council, and the Labor/Management Partnership Council for the District of Columbia. "Dwight was a true 'brother in arms' for so many of us for so long,” said Council President Jos Williams. photo: Bowman at 2009 Fenty demo at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel; photo by Adam Wright/Union City


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