The Culinary Union, UNITE HERE’s largest affiliate, was certified as the bargaining representative of workers at Trump Hotel Las Vegas last March – a certification affirmed by the National Labor Relations Board in July – but Trump has refused to recognize and bargain with the union.
The picket line is scheduled for Thursday, October 13 at noon; details are on our website or go to our Facebook page -- Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO – and share it. It’s gonna be yuge!
On today’s local labor calendar, Tula Connell discusses her book “Conservative Counterrevolution: Challenging Liberalism in 1950s Milwaukee” today at noon at the AFL-CIO; get details and the complete line-up of labor events at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1945, a strike by set decorators turned into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California when scabs tried to cross the picket line. The incident is still identified as "Hollywood Black Friday" and "The Battle of Burbank."
In 1983, Polish Solidarity union founder Lech Walesa won the Nobel Peace Prize.
And in 2004, some 2,100 supermarket janitors in California, mostly from Mexico, won a $22.4 million-dollar settlement over unpaid overtime. Many said they worked 70 or more hours a week, often seven nights a week from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. Cleaner Jesus Lopez told the New York Times he only had three days off in five years.
Today’s labor quote is by Lech Walesa
"He who puts out his hand to stop the wheel of history will have his fingers crushed."