Kelley said the proposed rule -- which would make it easier for federal employees to cancel their union dues -- is contrary to both settled law and Congressional intent and would make it even harder for rank-and-file federal employees to speak up, defend their rights, and serve the American people.
“That they would push forward with this kind of union busting in the midst of a pandemic, while front-line federal employees like VA caregivers, airport screeners, food inspectors, and other personnel are being forced to fight the administration for basic safety protocols and personal protective equipment, is truly disgraceful,” said Kelley.
The Metro Washington Council's Community Services Agency has released “Resources To Help Survive the Economic Impact Of Coronavirus,” posted on our website at dclabor.org.
The guide includes links on where to file for unemployment throughout the metro area, details on where financial assistance is available, mortgage and rental assistance, emergency shelter, healthcare and food, as well as help working with creditors and other hardship benefits.
That’s the Community Services Agency’s “Resources To Help Survive the Economic Impact Of Coronavirus,” posted at dclabor.org
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1865, Michigan authorized formation of workers’ cooperatives. Thirteen were formed in the state over a 25-year period. Labor reform organizations were advocating "cooperation" over "competitive" capitalism following the Civil War and several thousand cooperatives opened for business across the country during this era. Participants envisioned a world free from conflict where workers would receive the full value of their labor and freely exercise democratic citizenship in the political and economic realms.
Today’s labor quote is by UFCW Local 400 president Mark Federici. He wrote this in a message to his members, but it applies to all of us in the metro Washington area. Mark Federici, who said:
“You are not alone. We are one union family, and we are in this together.”
Union City Radio is supported by our friends at Union Plus, which stands up for union members and their families. At unionplus.org you’ll useful links to coronavirus resources from the AFL-CIO, how to stay informed through the CDC, as well as Union Plus Hardship Help Benefits. Check it out at unionplus.org