Apr 23, 2014Mother Jones: Alive and Still Kicking at 184
It’s turning out to be quite a year
for Mother Jones. Once dubbed “the most dangerous woman in America,” Jones’
184th birthday will be celebrated with a wreath-laying in Silver Spring on May 1 that kicks off the 2014 DC LaborFest next week. On April 12, Jones was
Apr 23, 2014Teachers On The Move
Speaking of the teachers, Washington Teachers Union Local 6 has just moved.
Their new address is 1239 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003. Their
phone number remains the same: 202-293-8600; Fax: 202-293-8635. Always get the
latest info on Council affiliates on our online...
Apr 23, 2014CSA News You Can Use: Help Distribute Free Books
Volunteers are needed this Saturday at the AFL-CIO -- click
here to sign up -- to help distribute 40,000 free books to teachers,
school staff, parents and kids. The Books on Wheels provides needy kids
with free books and is sponsored by AFT, First Book and the Phi Beta Phi...
Apr 23, 2014Protest Against USPS-Staples "Sweetheart Deal" Set for Thursday
It won’t be easy
getting into the Staples store at 19 th & L Streets tomorrow,
with hundreds of postal workers and their supporters rallying at 11:30a as part of a national day of action with
events at more than 50 Staples stores in 27 states to protest the sweetheart
Apr 23, 2014Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO Announces Local Endorsements
Washington Council AFL-CIO - whose nearly 200 affiliated local unions represent
over 150,000 area union members - today announced its endorsements in upcoming
primary races in Montgomery, Prince George's, St Mary's, Charles and
"These candidates have...
Apr 22, 2014Labor Delegation To Lafayette Hunger Strikers' Base Camp Today
Today at 5p,
the AFL-CIO is coordinating a labor delegation to the ongoing hunger strike in
Lafayette Park. Two weeks ago, a group consisting of several families torn
apart by the government’s current deportation policy launched a 30-day hunger
strike based across from the White...
Apr 21, 2014Thunderous Thursday
this Thursday, April 24 headline a full day of local labor actions that also
includes a noontime discussion on copyright and an evening town hall on Fast
Track. First up is the Postal Workers Protest at Staples at 11a at 19th & L,
followed by Unite Here 23’s Stand...
Apr 21, 2014CSA's Building Futures Program Wins Another Grant
The Community Services Agency’s Building Futures program
landed another grant last week when the Community Foundation for the National
Capital Region announced grant awards to 58 nonprofit organizations for the
first round of grant-making from the City Fund. CSA’s Building Futures program...
Apr 21, 2014Guild Members Shine as Winners of 2014 Pulitzers
More than half of the Pulitzer Prizes
awarded this year went to journalists in TNG-CWA-represented newsrooms,
including at The Washington
Post . "We take enormous pride in the fact that Guild members
and the news organizations they work for represent the very best of American
Apr 21, 2014Council Meeting Preview
Tonight’s Council meeting – 6:30p at the AFL-CIO features reports on the upcoming Postal
Workers protest at Staples, the ongoing hunger strike by immigration rights
activists in Lafayette Park, endorsement recommendations in Maryland races and
a preview of next month’s first-ever...
Apr 21, 2014Click Here to Help CSA Win $10,000!
“If you have a Facebook account, you can help the
Community Services Agency win $10,000 from WTOP with just a computer click,” reports Community
Services Agency Executive Director Kathleen McKirchy. “ The Community Services Agency is
registered for the WTOP...
Apr 23, 2014SPEEA Wins Boeing Case, Workers to Split $47 Million
Nearly 500 current and former Boeing Co. employees who worked at two Southern California plants will share in a $47 million award after an arbitrator agreed with the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA)/IFPTE Local 2001 that the company wrongfully...
Apr 23, 2014Today in Labor History: April 23; Member Tip
Today in Labor History: April 23 Death of Ida Mae Stull, nationally recognized as the country’s first woman coal miner – 1980 (I Knew I Could Do This Work: Seven Strategies That Promote Women’s Activism and Leadership in Unions: Although nearly half of union members in the United States...
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