"This victory gives us the space and time to continue to demand a full service hospital at Providence," said Stephen Frum of National Nurses United.
DC City Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie called the delay positive news, but added that “the future of the hospital remains precarious.”
Meanwhile, the DC City Council is set to vote today on legislation that not only threatens good union hospital jobs in DC but could mean the end of Howard University Hospital.
The DC Nurses Association and SEIU 1199 are urging calls and emails today to DC City Council to vote against the “East End Hospital Equity Act of 2018.” More details on our website at dclabor.org
On today’s labor calendar, there’s a Fight for $15 Coalition meeting today at 10am at the Maryland State & DC AFL-CIO in Annapolis; complete details at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1943, President Roosevelt announced the end of the Works Progress Administration, concluding the four-year run of one of the American government's most ambitious public works programs. It helped create jobs for roughly 8.5 million people during the Great Depression and left a legacy of highways and public buildings, among other public gains.
Today’s labor quote is by Walter Reuther, the United Auto Workers leader who was elected president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations on this date in 1952. Walter Reuther, who said:
“There is no power in the world that can stop the forward march of free men and women when they are joined in the solidarity of human brotherhood.”
Union Plus helps make Union City Radio possible. Holiday travel planning? Union members get special savings on travel and entertainment at unionplus.org.