“I stand by the Washington Post Guild’s fight for equitable pay and against deep severance cuts,” tweeted India bureau chief Annie Gowen. “Contract now!”
The employees, organized with the Baltimore-Washington News Guild, have spent the last eight months bargaining a new contract, but the Guild says management is digging in their heels.
Employees are bargaining for fair pay raises, greater pension contributions from the company, and longer parental leave.
On today's labor calendar, DC Jobs with Justice will hold a Community Meeting tonight from 5:30 to 8pm at St. Stephen's Church,
details on our website, dclabor.org, click on calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1894, union miners in Cripple Creek, Colorado began a five-month strike that started when mine owners slashed wages to $2.50 a day. The state militia was called out in support of the strikers—the only time in U.S. history that a militia was directed to side with the workers. The strike ended in victory for the union.
Today’s labor quote is by Bayard Rustin, who said:
"Let us be enraged about injustice, but let us not be destroyed by it."
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