Although it admitted no wrongdoing, the Huntleigh USA Corporation settled a National Labor Relations Board Complaint, after SEIU local 32BJ filed charges alleging that Huntleigh fired Tujare in retaliation for her participation in a 2016 strike to protest the company’s poverty wages.
“Huntleigh should learn a legal and moral lesson that those men and women busting their backs at our airports as contractors should be able to work with dignity,” said former Virginia Congressman Tom Perriello.
On today's labor calendar, it's your last chance to catch "NO ROOM FOR REFUGEES," the program of four shorts in the Films Across Borders series. The hourlong program screens free at 6 at the Shirlington Busboys and Poets. Details and the complete labor calendar are at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1953, some 400 New York City photoengravers working for the city’s newspapers, supported by 20,000 other newspaper unionists, began what would become an 11-day strike, shutting down the papers.
Today’s labor quote is by William Sylvis, founder of the National Labor Union, born on this date in 1828: William Sylvis, who said:
"This moneyed power is fast eating up the substance of the people. We have made war upon it, and we mean to win it. If we can, we will win through the ballot box; if not, then we shall resort to sterner means."