The contract for communication workers at Frontier West Virginia has been extended for three months as negotiations continue. The contract will now expire on November 4. Area locals affected include CWA locals 2107 and 2222.
On today's labor calendar, join the Kalmanovitz Initiative as they explore the state of union organizing in a panel discussion on “Worker Organizing, Then and Now” starting at 5:30pm today at Georgetown University.
And at 6 tonight, catch a screening of the film “From The Land Of Gandhi” at the Hyattsville Busboys and Poets.
Complete details at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1911, New York City agreed to pay women school teachers a rate equal to that of men.
And in 1983 on this date, General Motors agreed to hire more women and minorities for five years as part of a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Today’s labor quote is by organizer Saul Alinsky, who said:
"Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict."
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