Sat/Sun: Labor in the Pulpits/Bimah/Minbar
Area churches & temples honor work and workers
Monday: NoVA Labor Day Picnic
Celebrate NoVA Labor's 20th anniversary
12 noon; Veterans Memorial Park, 14300 Veterans Dr, Woodbridge, VA
Monday: Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade
Join UFCW 1994 MCGEO, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown & volunteers
12:15p; Girard Business Center, 200 Girard Street, Gaithersburg, MD
The Metro Council and CSA offices will close at 2p Friday and will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday, re-opening at 9a Tuesday, September 2. The next Union City will be on Tuesday and Hiring Hall will appear on Thursday, September 4.
PLUS: Support the Community Service Agency's "Labor Cares- Labor Shares" emergency assistance fund through their new secure on-line donation site.
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Unions have been kicking ass for the working class for a long time, and Union Plus wants everybody to know all about it for Labor Day. UP has released four quizzes that show how unions were a really big deal back in the day, and are still a huge deal for working families. “Take the four quizzes below, and make sure to share with your friends!” UP urges.
Think you know what the minimum wage looks like? The answers will surprise you. Play now >>
How much union pride is on your grill? Learn your union-made grilling products. Play now >>
Which labor leader are you? A quick 6 questions will link your personality to a labor leader. Play now >>
Are you a labor history buff? Show off how much union history you really know. Play now >>
Bonus! Beer Quiz! It’s Labor Day, after all. Raise a glass (or a bottle or a can) for the working class! Play now >>
More than 1.1 million people in Asia die each year from workplace hazards or accidents. A new Solidarity Center report highlights how trade unions and other civil society organizations across Asia formed a unique network to assist workers exposed to dangerous and unhealthy workplaces, train victims to become advocates and spokespeople and make positive change at the workplace and in the legislature. “Asia NETWORK: Empowering Workers, Creating Safe Workplaces” offers a look at strategies for empowering workers who bear the weight of the Asian growth model at the risk of their health, livelihoods and lives. Find out more at the Solidarity Center.
A recent mailing promoting the 2014 edition of the Directory of U.S. Labor Organizations caught the eye of a local printer’s union. “It has no union label!” says Janice Bort of GCIU/IBT Local 72-C. Bort says that since Bloomberg bought the Bureau of National Affairs, which publishes the Directory as well as many other labor-focused publications, the once-ubiquitous union bug has been increasingly hard to spot. The Directory mailing “is only one example of a number of items being printed for unions that no longer carry the union label by BNA/Bloomberg,” says Bort. “If you get a publication or book from BNA Books that does not have a union label we need to let them know it is not OK.” Local 72 is checking to see whether the Directory itself was published by a union printshop; BNA Books/Bloomberg owns McArdle Printing Company. one of the oldest union companies in Washington, DC.