Local 400 noted that negotiations between these companies and UFCW locals throughout the country have taken far longer than usual. And while Local 400 said they’re eager to get a new contract, “We will not be rushed into a bad deal.” More negotiations are scheduled for this week.
On today’s labor calendar, AFT President Randi Weingarten and Diane Ravitch with discuss Diane’s new book SLAYING GOLIATH: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save American’s Public School today at 3:30pm at AFT headquarters; details and all the latest local labor events listings are at dclabor.org; click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1932, the first U.S. unemployment compensation law was enacted in Wisconsin.
Today’s labor quote is by Bill Clinton, who said:
“About half our problems would go away overnight if everybody in this country who wanted to work had a job.”
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