She says "It’s fast and it can be used locally to provide what people actually need."
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Hundreds of new DC teachers joined the Washington Teachers Union last Thursday at the annual DCPS New Teacher Orientation. "There's a lot of interest by new teachers in the union," said Cheryl Miller, a longtime special ed teacher who's been involved in the union for many years. "They have a lot of questions about what we offer as a union, the benefits, teacher support, and the union contract. I always tell them the most important thing is that 'You are the union,' and urge them to get involved to make sure their voice is heard."
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1248, workers laid the foundation stone of Germany’s Cologne Cathedral, beginning one of the world’s longest construction projects, built to house the relics of the Three Wise Men. The job was declared completed in 1880—632 years later.
In 2008, workers in the automotive department at a Walmart near Ottawa won an arbitrator-imposed contract after voting for UFCW representation, becoming the giant retailer's only location in North America with a collective bargaining agreement. Two months later the company closed the department. Three years earlier Walmart had closed an entire store on the same day the government announced an arbitrator would impose a contract agreement there.
Today’s labor quote is by Will Rogers
Will Rogers, who said “There is nothing fairer than workmen having unions of their mutual benefit.”
The populist social commentator died in a plane crash on this date in 1935.