Montgomery County's Coalition for $15 is urging turnout for this morning's meeting of the County Council’s Committee on Health and Human Services, which will be taking up a $15 dollar an hour minimum wage bill.
The Washington Teachers' Union has asked the DC City Council to "censure" Mayor Muriel Bowser over her process for choosing new schools chief Antwan Wilson. Bowser introduced Wilson at a hastily convened press conference on November 22, less than an hour after she informed a statutory review panel of her selection.
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On today's labor calendar,
The Montgomery County Minimum Wage Hearing starts at 9:30 this morning at the Montgomery County Office Building;
Good Jobs Nation is holding a major rally to “Hold Trump Accountable to America's Workers” with Bernie Sanders, Keith Ellison and Danny Glover; the rally starts at 10am on Freedom Plaza at 13th and Penn NW;
Then at 11 this morning, help deliver petitions with over a million signatures demanding that Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell keep their hands off Medicare; that’s at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1888, Heywood Broun (BROON) was born in New York City. The journalist was the co-founder, in 1933, of The Newspaper Guild, now part of the Communications Workers of America and known as The NewsGuild, to reflect today’s multimedia news organizations.
In 1931, more than 1,600 protesters staged a national hunger march on Washington, D.C., to present demands for unemployment insurance.
And in 2009, delegates to the founding convention of the National Nurses United in Phoenix, Arizona, unanimously endorsed the creation of the largest union and professional organization of registered nurses in U.S. history. The 150,000-member union is the product of a merger of three groups.
Today’s labor quote is by Heywood Broun
“Brotherhood is not just a Bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all.”