The airport workers picket at Dulles Airport is back on. Unite Here Local 23 had called off last week’s picket against Sky Chefs’ after the company agreed to raise Dulles airline catering worker’s wages and pay back pay, but the latest round of negotiations left senior and higher-skilled workers with nothing.
And in another update, the petition supporting Takoma Park city employees is having an effect, according to AFSCME 3399 president David Burbank, who says “It reached the Mayor and she is putting pressure on the City Manager.” The workers plan to present the petition at the City Council meeting tonight.
On today’s labor calendar,
The Dulles Airport Picket with UNITE HERE Local 23 will be from 2 to 4pm;
The Takoma Park workers will meet supporters outside the City Building on Maple Avenue around 6:30pm tonight and go in as a group around 7pm;
complete details on both events are on our website, dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1978, after scoring successes with representation elections conducted under the protective oversight of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, the United Farm Workers of America officially ended its historic table grape, lettuce and wine boycotts.
Today’s labor quote is by Emma Tenayuca, who led a strike by 12,000 pecan shellers in San Antonio, Texas on this date in 1938.
Emma Tenayuca, who said:
"I was arrested a number of times. I never thought in terms of fear. I thought in terms of justice."
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