The bill was introduced by council Vice President Tom Hucker – and supported by the county’s public employee labor unions -- in response to the Supreme Court’s 2018 Janus ruling, part of the right wing’s ongoing attempt to defund the American labor movement.
“It’s only fair that workers who reap the benefits of collective bargaining agreements pay their share of the costs for negotiating and carrying out those agreements,” said Hucker.
On today’s labor calendar, the Metro Washington Council meets tonight at 6:30 at the AFL-CIO; for the latest local labor events listings, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history… On this date in 1918, faced with 84 hour workweeks, 24 hour shifts and pay of 29 cents an hour, fire fighters formed The International Association of Fire Fighters.
Today’s labor quote is by Julia Reichert, co-director of American Factory, winner of this year’s Best Documentary Feature Academy Award. Julia Reichert, who said, in her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards:
“We believe things will get better when workers of the world unite.”
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