Union City Radio: 7:15am daily
WPFW-FM 89.3 FM; click here to hear today's report
Coalition to Repeal Right to Work (NoVA Labor): Fri, May 29, 7pm – 8pm (Via Zoom)
National Writers Union Open Meeting: Sun, May 31, 1pm – 2pm (Via Zoom)
DC “Workers First Caravan” (Two staging locations!)
Wed, June 3, 11:00am
Arlington, VA and Silver Spring, MD; click here for details and click here to RSVP
Metro Washington Council and Community Services Agency staff are teleworking; reach them at the contact numbers and email addresses here.
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Last week, the union at the Washington Post signed a contract extension. With a pandemic raging and the president ranting and the boss, Jeff Bezos, on track to become a trillionaire, why should readers care about the union? Because it protects one of America’s best newsrooms from being torn apart by some powerful egos.
- Hamilton Nolan in the Columbia Journalism Review; read more here.
DC Jobs with Justice is coordinating a tweetstorm today from 9am to 12 noon to lift up the needs of excluded workers. These are folks like care workers for both children and the elderly, restaurant workers and street vendors. Without cash assistance, excluded workers are at risk of homelessness and the devastating impacts of deepened poverty. Jobs with Justice and their allies are calling on the DC City Council to expand funds to support excluded workers' economic security. Retweet them @DCJWJ and use the hashtags #dontexcludeme, #NoMeExcluyas and #JustRecoveryDC
The DC Primary Election is next Tuesday, June 2, from 7:00 am - 8:00 pm. In response to the spread of COVID-19, the District of Columbia Board of Elections developed the Vote Safe DC campaign to ensure that every vote is counted and voters and election workers are safe. ALL residents are encouraged to request an absentee (mail-in) ballot for the June Primary and Ward 2 Special Elections (June 16). Applications for absentee ballot requests can be obtained by calling 202-741-5283 or the DC Board of Elections main website. See below or click here for the MWC-endorsed candidates.