Raw Story staffers said “We believe that the process of unionization is the best way that we as workers can work collaboratively with management to advocate for ourselves and for our ideals.”
And staff at the Center for Community Change, members of IFPTE Local 70, voted unanimously to ratify their first contract on Monday.
Alan Barber, president of IFPTE Local 70, welcomed CCC staff to the ranks of non-profit workers with strong union contracts, saying that “Progressive non-profits truly benefit when staff have a voice in the workplace and can share in the work to build an effective organization.”
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1932, Federal troops burned the shantytown built near the U.S. Capitol by thousands of unemployed World War I veterans, camping there to demand a bonus they had been promised but never received.
Today’s labor quote is by Hugo Black. Alabama Senator and future Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, who said of the attack on the Bonus Army vets:
"As one citizen, I want to make my public protest against this militaristic way of handling a condition which has been brought about by widespread unemployment and hunger."
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