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Building a Just Economy: Insights from Worker Center Leaders: Tue, August 31, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
NoVA Labor Volunteer Phone Bank: Tue, August 31, 6pm – 8pm
We will be calling fellow union members and reminding them about registering to vote and early voting opportunities. Register in advance.
Wednesdays with Warner for the PRO Act: Wed, September 1, 8:15am – 9:15am
Two locations! Picnic table at Windmill Hill Park, 500 South Lee St., Alexandria at 8:15 am. The Painters Union will hold up their banner outside the Senator's district office at 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Vienna at 8:30 am. Contact [email protected] and [email protected] for details.
Union City Radio: Your Rights at Work: Thu, September 2, 1pm – 2pm
WPFW 89.3 FM or listen online.
Arlington Dems Labor Caucus: Thu, September 2, 6pm – 8pm
Meeting of union members and friends of labor in Arlington.
For more information contact [email protected].
Working In DC (Previews): Fri-Sun, September 3-5, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
AFL-CIO, 815 Black Lives Matter Plaza NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA (map)
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Hundreds of workers at the Nabisco plant in Richmond, VA have gone on strike, joining workers in five other states. Bakery Workers union members (BCTGM Local 358) rejected the company’s demand that they work longer hours for less pay. Workers have been taking 16-hour shifts during the pandemic, and the union objects to the company's demands for concessions while their CEO is making almost $17 million a year and the Mondelez corporation, valued at $86.5 billion, reported a 12 percent revenue gain for the most recent quarter. The workers also want their pensions restored and an end to the outsourcing of their jobs.
Support the strike:
-- Contribute to the strike fund
-- Join the picket line, running 24/7 at 6002 Laburnum Ave. in Henrico County, VA. RSVP to [email protected] if you want to join a NoVA Labor delegation during Labor Day week.
- Virginia Diamond, NoVA Labor
Thousands rallied Saturday at the March On for Voting Rights in DC and more than 95 events across the country. Labor – including DC-area locals – turned out to add their voices to the call for expanded voting rights for all. “Here in the nation’s capital we are committed to putting boots on the ground to protect every American’s right to vote as well as statehood for District voters,” said Metro Washington Labor Council president Dyana Forester. Check out the livestream of the DC event here and you can pledge to protect voting rights by going to votingrightspledge.org or texting PLEDGE to 89799.
The NewsGuild and four other media unions last week urged President Biden to support journalists, support staff and families who are desperately trying to flee Afghanistan. “Journalists from Afghanistan and many countries are being directly targeted by forces interested in controlling dissent and the flow of information,” the union said. “Over the past few days, more than 140 media outlets have either been closed or forcibly turned over to Taliban control. Women journalists are being banned from working and many are fearful for their lives. To support journalists in danger, The NewsGuild is donating $2,500 to the International Federation of Journalists Safety Fund, which gives grants to journalists needing emergency assistance. CWA Canada also pledged $1,000.