AFSCME Local 266 members stood up to their bosses last week over an on-call policy that was never negotiated with the union.
Union teachers were locked out by the Department of Education last week as they tried to deliver report cards grading Betsy DeVos on her first year as Education Secretary. Among those locked out was Washington Teachers Union president Elizabeth Davis, as well as the presidents of AFT and NEA.
On today's labor calendar,
hospital workers – members of 1199SEIU -- will march for a contract today at George Washington University at noon,
and government workers – members of AFGE -- will rally at the US Capitol, also starting at noon.
Complete details on our website, dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt created the Department of Commerce and Labor. It was divided into two separate departments ten years later.
Today’s labor quote is by Theodore Roosevelt, who said:
“It is essential that there should be organizations of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.”
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