DC school librarians Eboni Henry and Christopher Stewart – both members of WTU 6 – are featured in last week’s School Library Journal article, “Black Librarians on Making a Difference.” “Everybody’s not a rapper, a singer, or an actress,” says Henry (at left in photo), a Media Specialist at Truesdell Elementary. “You can be a librarian. You can be a teacher. You can be a construction manager.” “It’s important that we have Black librarians because we represent this society and our world,” says Stewart, a librarian at Bell Multicultural High School. “When we’re not represented in the field, our voices aren’t heard, and our stories aren’t being told.”
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Union City Radio: 7:15am, WPFW-FM 89.3 FM
2-minute audio version of the Metro Washington Labor Council's Union City newsletter.
Rally to Support Unionized Workers at Defenders of Wildlife: Tue, February 7, 8:15am – 8:45am
Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA (map)
D.C. Hotel Workers Rising: Tue, February 7, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
AFL-CIO Lobby, 815 Black Lives Matter Plaza NW, Washington, DC (map)||
RSVP to Lenace Edwards at [email protected]
Join AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, UNITE HERE International President D. Taylor and invited elected officials for a community and labor briefing on UNITE HERE’s recently launched citywide hotel organizing campaign in Washington, D.C.
“When workers are outside, there's something wrong on the inside!” Several dozen Defenders of Wildlife workers and their allies rallied early Monday morning outside the nonprofit’s 17th Street headquarters. Although they had won a last-minute settlement of outstanding unfair labor practice charges, they demanded action on a contract, which they have been trying to get for more than a year. “Good work needs a good workplace,” said Tykee James, who helps organize the Earth Day to Mayday coalition. “To save the earth, we must protect the workers. We will not be defeated, we will not be divided, and we will win, not just for workers, but for wildlife.” Among those at the rally were OPEIU Local 2 president Linda Bridges and a group of IUOE staffers who heard the rally from their building across the street and came out. Defenders United/OPEIU 2 will rally again this morning (see Calendar), when more supporters are expected to join in. Click here to Tell Defenders of Wildlife CEO Jamie Clark to Negotiate a Fair Union Contract.
- report/photo by Chris Garlock/Union City
The Virginia AFL-CIO has launched a petition to show solidarity with Loudoun County transit workers – members of ATU 689 -- now in the third week of their strike against Keolis for a fair contract.