The group said "County residents are counting on the Council and the Executive to resist corporate lobbyists whose self-interests are out-of-sync with the needs of working families. It’s time to stop looking for excuses and raise the minimum wage."
On today's labor calendar, the Metro Washington Council's monthly meeting is at 6:30 tonight at the AFL-CIO; details on our website, dclabor.org
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1999, a 20-month illegal lockout of 2,900 Steelworkers at Kaiser Aluminum in three states ended when an arbitrator ordered a new contract. Kaiser was forced to fire scabs and fork over tens of millions of dollars in back pay to union members.
Today’s labor quote is by Martin Luther King Jr., who said
"The labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation but enlarged it...those who attack labor forget these simple truths but history remembers them."
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