And just as Frontier workers are celebrating their victory, other CWA members are pledging to “turn it up” as they bargain for a new contract with AT&T Legacy. Despite an overwhelming vote authorizing a strike after their old contract expired, the bargaining team is facing management proposals they feel have “no gains” for members.
Today’s Labor Calendar is jam-packed, including CWI’s Meeting on Working Women, Pay Equity and Union Bargaining, a DC LaborFest Sneak Preview at the Shirlington Busboys and Poets, a Ward 8 Town Hall on DC’s high water bills and a Tri-County COPE meeting.
Complete details, as always, at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1999, the International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union halted shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal, a Philadelphia journalist whom many believed was on death row because he was an outspoken African-American.
Today’s labor quote is by Mumia Abu-Jamal, who said:
“Very few people in prison have voices that go beyond the wall. It's my job to do the work for them because they have no one.”
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