Members of the American Federation of Government Employees National Young Organizing Unionists for the Next Generation Committee raised more than $47,000 last week for victims of the recent hurricanes.
AFGE represents more than 5,000 federal employees who work in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
On today's labor calendar, there's a hearing on the Montgomery County minimum wage bill this morning at 9:30 in the Montgomery County Council building in Rockville; details on our website, dclabor.org, click on calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1997, retail stock brokerage Smith Barney reached a tentative sexual harassment settlement with a group of female employees. The suit charged, among other things, that branch managers asked female workers to remove their tops in exchange for money and one office featured a "boom boom room" where women workers were encouraged to quote-unquote "entertain clients." The settlement was never finalized: a U.S. District Court Judge refused to approve the deal because it failed to adequately redress the women's grievances.
Today’s labor quote is by American journalist Gretchen Carlson, who said:
"It's so unbelievable that in 2017, almost every single woman has a story about sexual harassment."
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