Under the new 4-year agreement, employer contributions toward health insurance premiums will increase, hourly wages will increase to a range of $13 to $25 dollars, and for the first time, part-time employees will receive three paid holidays and workers who currently receive no paid breaks
will be given 15 minute paid breaks.
On today’s labor calendar,
ATU Local 689 bus drivers in Lorton continue to picket Transdev daily;
and tonight, the DC Nurses Association is hosting a Community Holiday Party for tots in Wards 7&8 at the Rise Demonstration Center;
details at dclabor.org. click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history,
on this date in 1899, delegates to the American Federation of Labor convention in Salt Lake City endorsed a constitutional amendment to give women the right to vote. It would be another 20 years before the U.S. Congress passed the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote.
Today’s labor quote is by Beyonce, who said:
"We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change. Men have to demand that their wives, daughters, mothers, and sisters earn more—commensurate with their qualifications and not their gen der. Equality will be achieved when men and women are granted equal pay and equal respect."
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