Just hours after hundreds of teachers, other school employees and supporters rallied in Annapolis on Monday, the State Senate passed the “Fix the Fund” Act, which would guarantee that money from casinos goes to funding education — an unfulfilled decade-old promise. Maryland delegates must now pass the same version before voters decide its fate in November.
On today’s labor calendar, there’s a special 2-hour edition of Your Rights At Work today from 1 to 3pm here on WPFW. Elissa (E-Lee-Sa) McBride, AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer, will report on a recent discussion with women leaders on the pervasive harassment both women and men confront at work and strategies to fight back. We'll also be joined by Roy Gross, DC rep for Actors Equity, on their recent report revealing that DC is a top union theater town.
Complete details, as always, on our website, dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1990, a 32-day lockout of major league baseball players ended with an agreement to raise the minimum league salary and to study revenue-sharing between owners and players.
Today’s labor quote is by Mark Twain, a lifelong member of the International Typographical Union – which is now part of the Communication Workers of America – who on this date in 1886 praised the Knights of Labor ’s commitment to fair treatment of all workers, regardless of race or gender.
Mark Twain, who said of the Knights of Labor:
“This king is born the enemy of them that scheme and talk and do not work…He will see to it that there is fair play, fair wages, fair working hours.”
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