The Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO and DC Jobs with Justice will hold a virtual rally tonight at 6 (see Calendar) calling on DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to include the DC Essential Workers Bill of Rights in her 2022 budget. The Bill of Rights would guarantee long overdue hazard pay and safety protections for District essential workers in both the public and private sectors. These measures would take effect during a declared state of emergency and when the Mayor determines that there is an imminent threat or occurrence of severe or widespread loss of life or injury. During such an emergency, essential workers would be entitled to two weeks of sick leave, $3 per hour hazard pay, five days of paid bereavement leave as well as presumptive eligibility for COVID-19 workers compensation and stronger workplace safety measures to protect against COVID-19.
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Union City Radio: 7:15am daily
WPFW-FM 89.3 FM; click here to hear today's report
"Wednesdays with Warner" for the PRO Act: Wed, May 5, 8:15am – 8:45am
500 S. Lee St., Alexandria, VA (map)
NoVA Labor Arts Caucus: Wed, May 5, 3pm – 4pm
Contact [email protected] for link
Virtual Rally for the DC Essential Workers Bill Of Rights: Wed, May 5, 6pm – 7pm
RSVP and sign the petition
Film: Waging Change (on PBS): Wed, May 5, 7pm – 9pm
PBS; check local listings for station
Alexandria Dems Labor Caucus: Wed, May 5, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Contact [email protected] for the link.
COMING UP/MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
ELIZABETH "LIZ" DAVIS: WTU Virtual Celebration of Life: Thu, May 6, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Via Zoom. RSVP HERE.
La Lucha Sigue! 20 Years of Fighting for Immigrant Justice in Washington, DC: Thu, May 6, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
DC Labor Chorus Spring Concert (Virtual): Sat, May 8, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
FREE; register here!
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“While we fought a desperate, life and death struggle on the frontlines of the pandemic, KP leaders — without labor involvement — set a new much lower target for employee wages, and told us our members’ wages are too high.” Read the latest update here.
"@United Airlines received $7.7 billion from the US gov't to support its workers & stabilize jobs during the COVID-19 crisis. And while they've done that their efforts to outsource jobs is unacceptable." Thank you @RepAnthonyBrown for supporting United catering workers!
@EleanorNorton "I am deeply concerned with these reports that @United Airlines is considering outsourcing the jobs of 2500 unionized catering employees to contractors"
“We believe ‘Solidarity’ means sticking together, not getting stuck together.”
John J. Sweeney, born on this date in 1934 in The Bronx, N.Y. was president of the Service Employees Intl. Union from 1980 to 1995, and served as president of the AFL-CIO from 1995 to 2009.
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