ASASP joined the Prince George’s Educators’ Association, SEIU Local 400 and AFSCME local 2250 in a letter to school system CEO Kevin Maxwell asking that he move school operations out of the building until repairs are completed. Hundreds of students have stayed home because of concerns about the air quality.
“There are things blowing out of the vents,” said Theresa Mitchell Dudley, head of the Prince George’s Educators’ Association. “Those babies should not be exposed to all of that stuff in the ventilation system that’s now coming out into the building.”
On today's labor calendar:
Catch singer/cultural worker, journeyman electrician, and labor activist Pam Parker and jazz guitarist Michael Raitzyk on this month's Labor [email protected] here on WPFW tonight from 5 to 6pm, hosted by Katea Stitt.
Full details, as always, on our website at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1941, the Ford Motor Company signed its first contract with the United Auto Workers.
In 1947, Jackie Robinson, the first Black ballplayer hired by a major league team, played his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbetts Field.
And on this date in 1997, some 25,000 marchers in Watsonville, California showed their support for the United Farm Workers organizing campaign among strawberry workers.
Today’s labor quote is by Jackie Robinson
"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."
Jackie Robinson, who said "I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being."
Robinson also said that "There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free."
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Rockin’ Solidarity is performed by Joe Uehlein and the Bones of Contention.
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