Nearly 300 employees of Huntleigh USA, including wheelchair escorts, baggage handlers, skycaps and others have been organizing for nearly two years to improve working standards at both National and Dulles airports.
“The workers are about to go on their third strike and could really use the support,” says Guillermo Zamora, Organizing Team Lead for SEIU 32BJ.
To get stickers, email him at [email protected]; details on our website at dclabor.org
On today's labor calendar, we’ve got a great line-up on “Your Rights At Work” at 1 o’clock here on WPFW. Damon Silvers reports live from meetings in Paris on “The Future of Work,” Karen Rice of the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees talks about why grad students are organizing a union, and Nancy MacLean, author of "Democracy in Chains" previews her upcoming DC-area appearances.
Details at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1995, some 33,000 striking members of the Machinists ended a 69-day walkout at Boeing after winning pay and benefit increases and protections against subcontracting some of their work overseas.
Today’s labor quote is by William "Big Bill" Haywood, who said:
"If the workers are organized, all they have to do is to put their hands in their pockets and they have got the capitalist class whipped."
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