When it comes to the looming showdown case at the U.S. Supreme Court, the nation’s top four state and local government workers unions are campaigning for the best – and preparing for the worst. That’s because the lineup of justices on the High Court – 5 of the nine have been appointed by Republicans – makes it probable, if not likely, that every single state and local government worker in the country could be a potential “free rider” after the tribunal issues its decision in Janus versus AFSCME District Council 31. The court hears oral arguments on the case next Monday, February 26.
On today's labor calendar,
There’s a free screening of the film “Heather Booth: Changing the World” tonight at 6 at Georgetown University; a discussion with Heather Booth follows the screening.
Complete details on our website, dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1972, the United Farm Workers of America was granted a charter by the AFL-CIO.
Today’s labor quote is by Cesar Chavez, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, who said:
“From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.”
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