The coop's first vehicles are all brand-new union-made, wheelchair accessible taxis. The drivers lobbied for – and won -- a successful reform of Montgomery County's taxi code that levels the regulatory playing field for drivers, provides vehicle licenses for the driver cooperative, mandates dramatic increases in the number of accessible taxis, and earmarks county revenue from a tax on Uber rides for accessible transit.
Find out more at anytimeuniontaxi.com
On today’s labor calendar,
The Coalition of Labor Union Women is urging participation in this morning’s National Day of Action to support Dr. Blasey Ford, starting at 8am at the Supreme Court…
then at 2 pm catch this week’s edition of “Your Rights at Work” when Ed Smith and I will take your calls about workplace rights and discuss the latest news affecting working people. That’s “Your Rights at Work” here on WPFW 89.3 FM from 2 to 3pm
And tonight catch a free screening of the film “Dolores” at 6pm in Upper Marlboro, presented by the Coalition of Labor Union Women’s Chesapeake Bay Chapter in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Complete details, as always, at dclabor.org, click on Calendar
In today’s labor history, on this date in 2002, twenty-nine west coast ports locked out more than 10,000 workers in response to what management said was a worker slowdown in the midst of negotiations on a new contract. The ports were closed for 10 days, reopening when President George W. Bush invoked the Taft-Hartley Act.
Today’s labor quote is from the Coalition of Labor Union Women, whose motto is:
“A woman’s place is in her union.”