Teamsters 639 and IUOE 99 also represent workers in the warehouse, and UFCW Local 400, whose members work in area Safeway stores, has also been involved in the talks, which are expected to continue. “Maryland State Senator Anthony Muse and (former Maryland Delegate) Aisha Braveboy have been a tremendous help,” Brooks added, “as has been all the solidarity we’ve received from the local labor movement.” While no actions are currently planned, area activists are urged to sign up for text updates as developments unfold: text PGJOBS to 86466
On this weekend’s labor calendar, there’s a free informational DACA clinic tonight at 6pm, the DC Coalition of Black Trade Unionists with hold their annual Shoebox Gift Wrapping party tomorrow at 11am and Transportation Security Officers will picket at 1pm at Dulles Airport.
As always, go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1991, General Motors announced it was closing 21 North American plants over the following four years and slashing tens of thousands of jobs.
Today’s labor quote is by Martin Luther King, Jr:
"The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress."