The American Federation of Government Employees and AFGE Local 2578 last week sued the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) to protect the First Amendment rights of federal employees. The suit follows guidance issued by the OSC that presumptively restricts federal employees from expressing any opinion on “impeachment” or policy matters if the words “#resist” or “resistance” are used. "The members of Local 2578 work every day at the National Archives and Records Administration to preserve and provide public access to the records of our democracy,” said Ashby Crowder, President of AFGE Local 2578. “This opinion is an extreme and unprecedented interpretation of the Hatch Act that violates federal employees' First Amendment rights. The chilling effect it has on the workplace deserves to be challenged." Read more here
UFCW 1994 is marching in Gaithersburg’s 81st Annual Labor Day Parade. NoVA Labor is hosting their annual Labor Day Picnic. The DC Musician’s Union is sending a brass quintet to play at NoVA Labor’s Labor Day Picnic. If your local is participating in a local Labor Day activity, we’d like to hear about it: email [email protected]
Jobs with Justice DC is working with Many Languages One Voice to fill 50 backpacks for unaccompanied migrants and immigrant youth organizers in the week before school starts. Click here for details on how to purchase through the registry. "We're doing it because solidarity is an act of resistance," says JWJ DC. "We're doing it because these are kids, and they deserve to learn and grow. And we're doing it because these families may not know where else to turn."
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