The union, which represents housekeeping and dietary employees at George Washington, alleges the hospital has not been bargaining in good faith.
"After years of bargaining and trying to come to an agreement with the hospital without success, we had no choice but to resort to legal action," says Yahnae Barner, 1199SEIU Vice President.
"We just want a fair contract,” Barner added. “Hospital leaders are trying to steal workers' raises, rights and voices. This must stop."
On today’s labor calendar, tune in to “Your Rights At Work” at 1 o’clock today here on WPFW when we’ll talk about how veterans, VA care givers, and their VA unions are fighting Trump's attempt to privatize federally funded health care for nine million former military personnel.
Then at 5:30 join DC Jobs with Justice for this year’s “I’ll Be There” Awards, at the All Souls Unitarian Church.
Complete details, as always, at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1881, the founding convention of the Federation of Trades and Labor Unions was held in Pittsburgh. It urged enactment of employer liability, compulsory education, uniform apprenticeship and child and convict labor laws. Five years later it changed its name to the American Federation of Labor.
Today’s labor quote is from the preamble to the Federation of Trades and Labor Unions' constitution, which said:
"A struggle is going on in the nations of the civilized world between the oppressors and the oppressed...a struggle between capital and labor, which must grow in intensity from year to year and work disastrous results to the toiling millions of all nations..."
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