This includes grocery store workers, essential government employees, and other workers who continue to report to work in the District.
“Our hard-working union members in grocery stores interact with hundreds of customers per day and thousands in a week,” said Local 400 Director of Political and Community Affairs Dyana Forester. “Every day, they come to work knowing they are putting themselves and their families at risk in order to keep District residents fed. It is critical that they have access to testing to ensure the safety of our grocery stores and food supply chains. We support any effort to increase the availability of free testing as we work toward our goal to provide access to free testing for 100% of grocery workers.”
For the latest local labor events, almost all of which are taking place online, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 2012, the Obama Administration’s National Labor Relations Board implemented new rules to speed up unionization elections. The new rules were largely seen as a counter to employer manipulation of the law to prevent workers from unionizing, and were subsequently undone under the Trump administration in December 2019.
Today’s labor quote is by Barack Obama, who said
“When you make sure everybody gets a fair shot and a fair shake, and you're fighting for decent wages for workers, and making sure they've got decent benefits, when you reward people who are playing by the rules — that's how everybody does better.”
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