UFCW 1994 – the Municipal and County Government Employee Organization -- has canceled a contract rally originally scheduled for this Wednesday.
“When we sent out notice for the rally we were at a stalemate with the county,” Local 1994 reports. “Since that time,” the union says, “contract negotiations have become more productive.”
In an effort to allow the parties to continue to make progress, Local 1994 has canceled the rally but says “this fight is not over. Our power comes from our active and engaged membership. If bargaining stalls again, we will ring the bell and we know members will answer the call.”
On today’s labor calendar, tune in at 5pm today for this month’s edition of Labor [email protected], featuring the Black Coffee quartet with Pam Parker.
And for all the latest labor calendar listings, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
Here’s labor film expert Tom Zaniello with today’s labor history: (audio)
On February 5, 1937, the movie "Modern Times" premieres. The tale of the tramp (Charlie Chaplin) and his paramour (Paulette Goddard) mixed slapstick comedy and social satire, as the couple struggled to overcome the difficulties of the machine age including unemployment and nerve-wracking factory work, and get along in modern times.
Today’s labor quote is by Charlie Chaplin, who said:
“The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.”
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