County Executive Ike Leggett last week was forced to back away from the study after admitting that his administration had “received word (that) job losses might be less than what is expressed in the report.”
On today's labor calendar, check out "Understanding Immigration; Defending Our Neighbors!" tonight at 7 at St. Stephen's Church in northwest DC
and, also at 7 tonight, there's a Labor/Community Forum with a discussion of the "Role and Contributions of Unions in our Community" at the Loudoun County School for the Gifted in Ashburn, Virginia.
Complete details, as always, on our website, dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1945, five flight attendants formed the Air Line Stewardesses Association, the first labor union representing flight attendants. They were reacting to an industry in which women were forced to retire at the age of 32, remain single, and adhere to strict weight, height and appearance requirements.
Today’s labor quote is by Georgia Panter Nielsen, a retired United flight attendant, union activist and author of "From Sky Girl to Flight Attendant: Women in the Making of a Union."
Georgia Panter Nielsen, who said,
"In Asia, they were still advertising for virgins for Air China in the 1990s."
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