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Latest DC-area labor news, updates and history

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

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English

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202-974-8153


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September 24, 2018: Local groups launch coalition calling for short-term rental law

9/21/2018
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“As a single mom, finding an affordable home for my family in D.C. is a challenge”… Canada declares the Wobblies illegal…today’s labor quote by Dolores Huerta.

Duration:00:02:27

September 21, 2018: Transit union blasts Metro move to privatize new Silver Line stations

9/21/2018
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“Privatization…drives up fares, jeopardizes safety, (and) results in service cuts”… Frontier Hotel-Casino workers begin longest successful hotel strike in U.S. history…today’s labor quote by “Mother” Jones.

Duration:00:02:21

September 20, 2018: You can be fired for not showing up to work during a hurricane

9/20/2018
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Time to write new rules to ensure working people can protect themselves during big disasters… socialist and author Upton Sinclair born in Baltimore …today’s labor quote from Harry Belafonte’s version of “John Henry.”

Duration:00:02:39

September 19, 2018: Sneak preview of new Michael Moore film on Trump

9/19/2018
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“A forceful, moving, and compelling call to action”… 500,000 turn out for Solidarity Day march…today’s labor quote by Joe Glazer.

Duration:00:03:45

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9/18/2018
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September 18, 2018: Report: D.C. tipped workers would do better with ‘one fair wage’

9/18/2018
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In Seattle and San Francisco workers make more and restaurants thrive… Anthrax attacks kill 5 in DC, including 2 postal workers…today’s labor quote by the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Duration:00:03:58

September 17, 2018: Union-led pressure forces McDuffie to back keeping Providence open

9/17/2018
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“I don’t support what’s happening. I don’t think this city or our nation can afford to have Providence Hospital close”… Mineworkers occupy Pittston Coal plant…today’s labor quote by Susan B. Anthony.

Duration:00:02:00

Labor History Today: September 16, 2018

9/16/2018
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This week's labor history: racial justice activist Bill Fletcher reminds us of an 1893 strike in California by Chinese, Portuguese and Paiute Indians…Lauren Coodley, author of “Upton Sinclair: California Socialist, Celebrity Intellectual”… ATU’s Chris Townsend’s memories of Solidarity Day…our Labor History Object of the Week is original correspondence from the American Federation of Labor on expanding Social Security’s coverage. Questions, comments or suggestions welcome, and to find out how...

Duration:00:27:59

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9/14/2018
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Duration:00:11:48

September 14, 2018: Trump administration wants to tax protests

9/14/2018
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U.S. government now wants demonstrators to pay to use our parks, sidewalks and streets … Landrum-Griffin Act restricts secondary boycotting and picketing…today’s labor quote from “A Mill Mother’s Lament.”

Duration:00:02:38

September 13, 2018: RNs, docs, hospital workers and community fight Providence Hospital closing

9/13/2018
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“Where will these people go? With only one other acute-care hospital on the east side of D.C., we cannot afford to lose any more medical services”… Post Office orders mail clerks to shoot bandits …plus today’s labor quotes from Attica.

Duration:00:05:14

September 12, 2018: Union officials call for enhanced safety procedures in MD prisons

9/12/2018
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“We need to lockdown these facilities, receive training on how to deal with a potential drug outbreak and improve our mail screening procedures”… 1882 Labor Day site named a national historic landmark…plus today’s labor quote from Gene Debs.

Duration:00:03:47

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9/11/2018
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September 11, 2018: Rewire.News recognizes Guild

9/11/2018
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Signs Voluntary Recognition Agreement… coal miners win abolition of overpriced company-owned stores…today’s labor quote by Merle Travis.

Duration:00:10:14

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9/10/2018
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Duration:00:02:24

September 10, 2018: Union Label Week puts focus on good jobs

9/10/2018
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Look for union-made goods and union-produced services when you shop … peaceful miners gunned down by Lattimer Mine's sheriff’s deputies …today’s labor quote by Harry Bridges.

Duration:00:03:27

Labor History Today: September 9, 2018

9/9/2018
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This week's labor history: On this week's show: part 2 of our interview with labor historian Jeremy Brecher, including some revealing thoughts about history itself as he discusses the process of updating his classic book, “Strike.” Our labor history Object of the Week is a chilling image from the photo archives of the AFL-CIO News 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...

Duration:00:44:39

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9/9/2018
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9/9/2018
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September 7, 2018: Another win for workers as VA rescinds Trump EO implementation

9/7/2018
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Yet another rebuke of President Trump’s anti-worker executive orders… UFW begins historic national grape boycott and strike …today’s labor quote by Cesar Chavez.

Duration:00:03:00