WMATA managers continued to disrespect Metro workers this week after a track maintenance crew pitched in last weekend to perform critical track repair work for the Baltimore transit system. WMATA said the crew of 20, represented by ATU Local 689, merely provided “technical assistance,” while the union says it was “essential work” by “some of the best workers in their field.”
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 2011, all public schools in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin were closed as teachers called in sick to protest Governor Scott Walker’s plans to gut their collective bargaining rights.
Today’s labor quote is from a Madagascar proverb, which says:
“Cross the river in a crowd and the crocodile won't eat you.”
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