No to privatization in MontCo and yes to Just Hours in DC. Two major mobilizations are happening today and tomorrow, as UFCW Local 1994 urges turnout tonight to oppose privatizing the Department of Liquor Control and DC Jobs with Justice backs the introduction of the Hours and Scheduling Stability Act in DC City Council tomorrow. Check out Local 1994’s website for details, or the dcjusthours.org website for resident stories and much more.
Local 400 members from Shoppers gave back to the community last week by volunteering to pack over 1,000 turkeys and 500 pounds of fresh produce as part of the Thanksgiving Basket Outreach program in Prince George's County.
Three years ago this week, 112 Bangladesh garment workers were killed in a deadly fire that swept through the Tazreen factory. Hundreds of survivors are too injured to work again and cannot support their families. In interviews with the Solidarity Center, some survivors say the world has forgotten them. Read their stories and find out how Solidarity Center fire safety trainings are enabling garment workers to take steps to make their workplaces safe. More at the Solidarity Center's website.
photo: Tahera, who survived the Tazreen fire, is too ill to care for her 4-year-old son or work to support her family. Credit: Solidarity Center/Mushfique Wadud
This Week's Quiz: Which industry was portrayed in Michael Moore's 1978 documentary, "Roger and Me"? Coal mining; automotive; construction; farming; railroads. Click here and you could be next week's winner!
Previous Quiz: President Richard M. Nixon, whose resignation was forced by the Watergate scandal, maintained an “Enemies List” of political opponents he wanted to “screw” because of their opposition to his administration. Leonard Woodcock, president of the United Auto Workers, was the prominent labor leader included in the original list of 20 names. Congrats to George Farenthold of OPEIU Local 277, Washington, DC, this week's quiz winner!