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 23, 2014Tobacco Growers Rep Resigns Following Punching Incident
Last week, we reported on an incident caught on video where a representative of the North Carolina Growers Association (NCGA) punched an organizer from the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) in the face during an outdoor meeting with workers. Now, FLOC reports that the NCGA accepted...
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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