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Latest DC-area labor news, updates and history
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Latest DC-area labor news, updates and history

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DCNA settles contract at Howard; Georgetown grads vote in union

11/14/2018
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Plus today’s labor calendar… CWA forerunner National Federation of Telephone Workers formed …today’s labor quote by Josephine Shaw Lowell.

Duration:00:02:11

November 13, 2018: Under pressure, DASH backs off union-busting campaign

11/13/2018
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City-owned transit company had hired a notorious union buster after drivers joined the transit worker union … Karen Silkwood killed in suspicious car crash …today’s labor quote by Big Bill Haywood.

Duration:00:03:51

November 12, 2018: VA union slams Trump’s move to silence workers’ voices

11/12/2018
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“Like asking the fire department to operate without firetrucks or a firehose”…Ellis Island closes…today’s labor quote by organizers of the Google walkout.

Duration:00:02:03

Labor History Today: November 11, 2018

11/11/2018
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This week's labor history: Mark Dudzic remembers Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union activist Karen Silkwood, who died on November 13, 1974. And we look into the origins of Haymarket Martyr’s Day on November 11. Questions, comments or suggestions welcome, and to find out how you can be a part of Labor History Today, email us at LaborHistoryToday@gmail.com Labor History Today is produced by Union City Radio and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. Engineered by Chris...

Duration:00:06:08

November 9, 2018: The labor wave

11/9/2018
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The labor movement helped elect a wave of union members and pro-worker allies across the country on Tuesday … creation of the Committee for Industrial Organization …today’s labor quote by Phillip Murray.

Duration:00:04:04

November 8, 2018: Local election highlights

11/8/2018
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Mobilization pays off at the ballot box…20,000 Black and White workers unite in New Orleans general strike…today’s labor quote by Harry Hopkins.

Duration:00:03:53

November 7, 2018: Dancing at the revolution

11/7/2018
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Union discounts at two area musicals…general strike by Massachusetts building trades workers…today’s labor quote by Emma Goldman.

Duration:00:03:20

November 6, 2018: “The time for change in America is now”

11/6/2018
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But “change can’t happen unless we make it happen—unless we vote today for the America we deserve”…79 killed in coal mine explosion in Spangler, PA…today’s labor quote from “L’Internationale.”

Duration:00:03:37

Labor History Today: November 4, 2018

11/5/2018
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This week's labor history: Patrick Dixon talks with Clara Mejía Orta about workers in the cannabis industry in California, and Writers Guild of America West president David Goodman remembers the 2007 strike by 12,000 film and television screenwriters. Plus: Bill Fletcher on the 1892 general strike that brought 20,000 black and white workers together in New Orleans; David Fernandez-Barrial on the four million jobs created by the Civil Works Administration in 1933 for Depression-era...

Duration:00:33:05

November 5, 2018: Best candidates for working people

11/5/2018
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Metro Washington Council endorsements…12,000 television and movie writers strike…today’s labor quote by Eugene Debs.

Duration:00:02:40

November 2, 2018: Unionbusting at Johns Hopkins; $15k wage theft in DC

11/2/2018
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NLRB agrees Johns Hopkins is unionbusting; DC AG recovers $15k in stolen wages for DC cell phone store workers…Taxi driver retires after 68 years…today’s labor quote by Gene Debs.

Duration:00:08:41

November 1, 2018: Early voting ending soon

11/1/2018
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Vote through 8p tonight in Maryland and 7p tomorrow in DC… Irish longshoremen spark general strike in Philadelphia…today’s labor quote by Walter Reuther.

Duration:00:03:39

October 31, 2018: Sheet Metal grads carry on local’s legacy

10/31/2018
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Intense 5-year program trained 27 apprentices for careers in the building trades… Bill Posters, Billers & Distributors union disbands…today’s labor quote by George Henry Evans.

Duration:00:03:38

October 30, 2018: Guild uses Post takeback to organize

10/30/2018
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“Collective bargaining is only as strong as the people who join together to push the company to do right by its employees”…Reagan attorney general Ed Meese urges employers to spy on workers…today’s labor quote by Sebastian Junger.

Duration:00:02:54

October 29, 2018: Federal workers protest Trump administration’s “impasse” at HHS

10/29/2018
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Would lead to longer lines and lesser quality service…Wall Street crashes on "Black Tuesday”…today’s labor quote by Nathan Ackerman.

Duration:00:04:13

Labor History Today: October 28, 2018

10/28/2018
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This week's labor history: Patrick Dixon talks with Donald Horton about building the Gateway Arch in St Louis, completed on October 28, 1965. Patrick also talks with Daniel Sidorick about the history of workers’ struggles at Campbell's Soup; the Campbell's factory in Camden, New Jersey was demolished on November 3, 1991. Plus: "Union Blood" the latest song by SpudWrench, AKA Michael Peterson, the singing elevator engineer. Questions, comments or suggestions welcome, and to find out how you...

Duration:00:20:19

October 26, 2018: DC school bus drivers win pay parity

10/26/2018
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Contract “recognizes and rewards” bus drivers and attendants “for the important work they perform year-round”…Erie Canal opens…today’s labor quote by Joe McCartin.

Duration:00:02:38

October 25, 2018: Early voting in DC, Maryland and Virginia

10/25/2018
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Complete details on where to vote early or get an absentee ballot…coal miners get first formal training on first aid…today’s labor quote by Oliverio Gomez.

Duration:00:03:38

October 24, 2018: Marriott workers strike for “One full time job”

10/24/2018
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Nearly 8,000 walk in largest multi-city hotel worker strike in American history … Fair Labor Standards Act takes effect…today’s labor quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt

Duration:00:03:41

October 23, 2018: Red Cross workers make gains

10/23/2018
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Wins on wages, health care and benefits and health and safety protections…DC postal workers die after inhaling anthrax…today’s labor quote by Thomas Morris Jr.

Duration:00:04:06