Elise Bryant hosts the DC Labor Chorus as they preview their annual Evening of Favorite and Sacred Songs -- with a social justice twist -- coming up Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Tommy Douglas Center in Silver Spring.
Drivers from Instantwhip – a company that delivers dairy products around the area – voted to join UFCW 1994/MCGEO over the summer and are now in the process of negotiating a first contract.
Today’s labor calendar pick is the free screening of Hassan's Way at the Films Across Borders series at 6:45pm at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain on 16th St NW;
Details on our website, dclabor.org, click on calendar, where you’ll find the complete labor calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1930, Mary Harris, better known as Mother Jones died at the Burgess Farm in Adelphi, Maryland. She was once called "the most dangerous woman in America" for her success in organizing mine workers and their families against the mine owners.
Today’s labor quote is by Mother Jones, who said:
“I’m not a lady, I’m a hell-raiser!”
Host: Chris Garlock
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Elise Bryant and Peter Jones on Saturday's Labor Chorus concert
Wayne Anthony Garland, International ATU Rep; member of ATU's action committee, about the Metro outsourcing of shuttles during the Takoma Redline shutdown this week. They did an action this morning where they overwhelmed the charter buses with wheelchairs.
Mark Collins, UFCW 400 rep and Kristy Vance, UFCW 400 shop steward on Kroger Shop Steward Wins $250 in Back Pay for Coworker.
Labor Songs: DC Labor Chorus
None of Us Are Free
DC Labor Chorus Xmas Carol 3 (The Power and the Glory)
DC Labor Chorus Xmas Carol (Share the Dough)
CREDITS: engineered by Mike “The Man” Nasella.
Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate have proposed a job-killing tax plan that favors the super-rich and wealthy corporations over working people.
"We cannot afford to let this bill become law," says the AFL-CIO, which urges calls to your senator today at 844-899-9913.
Under this plan, millions of working people would pay more, while the super-rich and Wall Street would make out like bandits. The richest point 1% -- not 1%, point one percent -- would get an average tax cut of more than $208,000.
The bill also includes job-killing tax breaks for outsourcing, cuts to infrastructure and education, and to top it off, working people would lose health care.
Call 844-899-9913 to tell your senator that working people can't afford this tax bill.
On today's labor calendar, join the American Federation of Teachers today at 1pm at a rally outside Representative Barbara Comstock’s office in Sterling, Virginia.
Details on our website, dclabor.org, click on calendar, where you’ll find more great labor events for today.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1999, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that medical interns can unionize and negotiate wages and hours.
Today’s labor quote is by Julian Bond, who said:
“Good things don’t come to those who wait. They come to those who agitate!”
Julian Bond was an American social activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, as well as a politician, professor and writer; he died in 2015.
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