On today’s labor calendar, catch up on all the latest local labor news tonight at the Metro Washington Council’s Delegate Meeting, 6:30 at the AFL-CIO. Highlights include an update on the battle to keep the Safeway warehouse open in Upper Marlboro and save nearly a thousand jobs.
And tonight at 6 is the Baltimore Women's Economic Security Agenda Community Forum in Baltimore.
Go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1995, some 33,000 striking members of the Machinists ended a 69-day walkout at Boeing after winning pay and benefit increases and protections against subcontracting some of their work overseas.
Today’s labor quote is by Reverend Leslie Copeland Tune of the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative, who led a prayer at last week’s action at Senator Ted Cruz’ office, asking “that their hearts would be pricked. That they would remember these workers when they sat down at their own tables with plenty while these workers are struggling to have enough to eat.”