“All are welcome, particularly parents and families of DCPS students,” says WTU Local 6 president Liz Davis.
Running from 9a-3p at Gallaudet University’s Kellogg Conference Center, the conference will bring together more than 300 teachers, parents, community leaders and other key education stakeholders “to learn more about research-based, proven strategies for successful schools for all children in the District.”
Go to wtulocal6.org for complete details and to RSVP.
Here’s today’s labor history:
On this date in 1910, a few weeks after workers had asked for a 25-cent hourly wage, the Philadelphia Rapid Transit streetcar company fired 173 union members and brought in replacements from New York City. Battles between strikers and scabs and a general strike ensued.
In 1975, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of sales clerk Leura Collins and her union, the Retail Clerks, in NLRB versus J. Weingarten Inc.— the case establishing that workers have a right to request the presence of their union steward if they believe they are to be disciplined for a workplace infraction.
And in 1986, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee signed an agreement with the Campbell Soup Company, ending a 7-year boycott.
Today’s labor quote is by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
"I have one message for Senate Republicans," Trumka said in a video released yesterday urging the Senate to act on a potential Obama nominee for the Supreme Court. "Do your job. Do what tens of millions of American workers do every day. We wake up, go to work and do the job that we were paid to do. We don't just do the parts of the job that we like, or only work with people that we like, or choose when to show up on the job. No, we go to work and we do our job. Because that's what we agreed to. To Senate Republicans, I say that's what you agreed to as well."
You can see the full video on our website at dclabor.org