Missed this week’s Your Rights At Work (YRAW) radio show? Catch the podcast here. This week's show: MD Dems and labor leaders are denouncing Governor Hogan’s efforts to end supplemental unemployment insurance payments; we hear from UNITE HERE 25 Executive Secretary-Treasurer John Boardman…Then we get a report from Will Attig, Executive Director of the Union Veterans Council on how veterans joined the picket line at the Mineworker’s Warrior Met strike last week. And we discuss class, country music and social change with Tim Fowler, Professor in the Sociology department at Brock University, who teaches a class on how these all connect.
“I rely on that extra money to keep a roof over our heads.”
Gibbs, a UNITE HERE Local 25 member who worked at Gaylord National Harbor before being laid off in March 2020, has been receiving supplemental unemployment benefits, which MD governor Hogan says he's cutting off.
This week’s Labor History Today podcast: The 1913 Dublin Lock-out. Last week’s show: Shootout in Matewan; General strike in KC
International Ladies Garment Workers Union founded – 1900 |
A Federal child labor law, enacted two years earlier, was declared unconstitutional – 1918
Massachusetts becomes the first state to establish a minimum wage - 1912
The House of Representatives approves the Taft-Hartley Act. The legislation allows the President of the United States to intervene in labor disputes.
President Truman vetoed the law but was overridden by Congress - 1947
The AFL-CIO opens its new headquarters building, in view of the White House - 1956
Gov. Jerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act, the first law in the U.S. giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights. The legislation came after years of effort by the United Farm Workers union - 1975
“If we feel if something is unjust, then workers should have the right not to support the situation or provide their services.”
Thirty-five members of the Teamsters, concerned about the infiltration of organized crime in the union and other issues, meet in Cleveland to form Teamsters for a Democratic Union - 1976
- David Prosten
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DC Labor FilmFest: LAST WEEK!
Click here for tickets. All films available through Sunday, June 6: WORK SONGS * THE LUNCHROOM * IDA B. WELLS: A PASSION FOR JUSTICE * MISS MARX * THE CHAMBERMAID * THE WHISTLE AT EATON FALLS * NASRIN * THE NEW DEAL FOR ARTISTS
Union City Radio: 7:15am daily
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Union City Radio: Your Rights at Work: Thu, June 3, 1pm – 2pm
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Guests include: Will Attig, Union Veterans Council, Tom Fowler on Class, Country Music and Social Change.
Arlington Dems Labor Caucus: Thu, June 3, 6pm – 8pm
Meeting of union members and community allies in Arlington.
photo: At yesterday's 11th Wednesday with Warner; Greg Davis of UA Local 602 with this week's offering: cupcakes with scrambled letters. "If Senator Warner can figure out what they say, maybe he will do the right thing!" says NoVA Labor's Virginia Diamond.
Labor Radio Podcast Weekly: WorkWeek Radio; America’s Workforce Radio; Your Rights At Work; UnionDues; RadioLabour; America Works; CTU Speaks; Grit NorthWest; On the Line: Stories of BC Workers.
DC LABORFest 2021