The DC Nurses Association has been working closely with parents and the Washington Teachers Union to pass the bill. They’re worried about funding for full-time nurses, however, and are urging the Mayor to make this a priority and to put the lives of District children first. Current DC law requires school nurses just 20 hours a week.
On today's labor calendar, both Unite Here and UFCW Local 400 have a number of actions scheduled for today, and the Metro DC chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America is hosting a discussion tonight about socialist trade unionism.
Complete details at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1980, the J.P. Stevens textile company was forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states.
Today’s labor quote is by Frederick Douglass, the former slave, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman who said:
"The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."
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