Metro Washington Labor Council president Dyana Forester (at left in photo) was among those hitting the doors for Prince George’s County Council candidate Edward Burroughs III over the holidays. “Ed has been a long-time supporter of union labor and a fierce advocate for creating union labor jobs in the county,” said Forester as she door-knocked on Christmas Eve. Labor’s effort to elect Burroughs included knocking on doors in District 8 and phone banking, with various MWC affiliates sponsored phone banks and canvasses. With thousands of union voters in the district, the Metro Labor Council is working hard to activate the membership to mail in their ballots and turn out to the polls on Tuesday, January 4th. Click here to sign up to help get Edward Burroughs elected.
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GOTV Rally & Canvass for Prince George’s County Council Special Election District 8 Candidate Ed Burroughs III: Mon, January 3, 2022, 10am – 12pm
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2022 PG County Council Special Election Member-to-Member Phonebanking: Mon, January 3 and Tue, January 4, 2022, 4pm – 8pm
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Next Monday will serve as the final push to get out the labor vote to elect Ed Burroughs III in the Prince George’s County Council (PGCC) Special Election in District 8. Election Day is Tuesday, January 4. Baltimore-DC Building Trades Council and Metro Washington Labor Council leaders, union members, and allies will rally at 10a (see Calendar, above). “The next county council member for District 8 has to be someone who understands the critical needs of our members,” said MWC AFL-CIO President Dyana Forester. “Not only in their work but in their day-to-day lives. Union members want good schools, safe neighborhoods, and low property taxes. Edward Burroughs can get us there.” The MWC has already hosted multiple days of action and coordinated several phone banks supporting Burroughs.
The owners of Politics and Prose have announced that they’re open to voluntarily recognizing their employees’ union, reports dcist. This is a shift in the position of co-owners Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine, who had initially resolutely declined to voluntarily recognize the union (Politics & Prose workers organize 12/17 UC). “This is a step in the right direction and we remain cautiously optimistic as we move forward with becoming the first unionized bookstore in Washington, DC,” the Politics & Prose Workers Union said in a statement on Twitter.
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