Chris/Ed discuss: DCNA rally at DC Council - Mayor Bowser has not submitted the DCNA/United Medical Center contract to the DC Council nor has the Mayor sought funding approval. Contract awarded by Arbitration on June 8th and DC law requires mayor to submit with funding request within 60 days. Mayor’s failure to send our contract to the DC Council is not only a naked violation of DC law governing the negotiating process, it also serves to compound problems at the already troubled hospital. Ed can describe rally – attended by numerous labor organizations, Jews United for Justice, MLC, AFL-CIO.
Council member Vincent Gray (Ward 7) on DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's failure to submit the DCNA/United Medical Center contract to the DC Council as required by law.
Betty Holman RN at UMC; former president of DCNA's local unit; recently laid off as a result of closure of labor and delivery unit at UMC.
Elizabeth Falcon, DC Jobs with Justice, on the Demand Worker Justice at the Line Hotel rally next Weds, 12/13, 8:30a, 1770 Euclid St NW, Washington, DC.
Mark Torres; author of "Good Guy Jake" children's book. For years sanitation worker Jake has repaired and painted broken toys he pulled from the trash on his rounds and given to the children in the local shelter at Christmas. But when an angry motorist turns Jake in to the sanitation company, Jake is fired for breaking city regulations. His union takes the case to arbitration. There, the union brings in a crowd of children, who show the judge the toys Jake gave them and testify that the gifts taught them the true spirit of the holidays. The judge reinstates Jake, and the union announces they will organize a city-wide toy collection for all the children in all the shelters: the Good Guy Jake Toy Drive.
Labor Song: United Nurses Association (UNA) theme song
United Nurses Association (UNA), is a professional association of registered nurses in the state of Kerala in India. It was founded on November 2011; A direct reason for the formation of this association is traced back to the death of Beena Baby, a Registered Nurse, who committed suicide due to staff bullying in private hospital and illegal management norms management