The award was presented to CSA for achieving "lasting, tangible improvements to the lives of low-income DC residents." The Community Services Agency is a program of the Metro Washington Labor Council.
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On today's labor calendar, there’s a free screening of the film “LIMPIADORES” at noon today at the AFL-CIO as part of the Films Across Borders series co-sponsored by the DC LaborFest. The 40-minute film is about what happens when a group of Latin American immigrants working as janitorial and cleaning staff at London’s most prestigious universities decide to unionize. Details at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1998, the National Basketball Association canceled regular season games for the first time in its 51-year history, during a player lockout. Player salaries and pay caps were the primary issue. The lockout lasted 204 days.
Today’s labor quote is by President Woodrow Wilson, who signed the Clayton Antitrust Act—often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta"—on October 15, 1914, establishing that unions are not "conspiracies" under the law. It for the first time freed unions to strike, picket and boycott employers. Woodrow Wilson, who said: “The working people of America are, of course, the backbone of the nation.”
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