The workers of Revolution Messaging have formed a union, winning voluntary recognition of their efforts about an hour after they announced their plans. They will join the Washington-Baltimore local of The NewsGuild-CWA, which will represent them in collective bargaining. There will be approximately 60 people in the bargaining unit. Revolution Messaging is a media agency dedicated to digital storytelling for progressive causes.
On today’s labor calendar, the Bread and Roses series continues at the Shirlington Busboys and Poets tonight with “55 Strong”: Lessons from the West Virginia Teachers’ Strike, starting at 6pm; complete details on our website, dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 2002, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that undocumented workers do not have the same rights as Americans when they are wrongly fired.
You can hear more about this on this week’s edition of our Labor History Today podcast, available on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts, just search for Union City Radio.
Today’s labor quote is by Mother Jones, who was ordered to leave Colorado on this date in 1904, where state authorities accused her of “stirring up” striking coal miners.
Mother Jones, who said:
“I will tell the truth wherever I please.”
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