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Latest DC-area labor news, updates and history

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On “Opportunity for all” and Hattie McDaniel speaks

2/28/2019
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“Nobody knows anybody is different until someone tells them.” Today’s labor history: Chinese Ladies Garment Workers Union workers strike. Today’s labor quote by actress Hattie McDaniel, from her speech at the 1940 Academy Awards, where she accepted the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Duration:00:05:27

WHC RNS overwhelmingly approve contract

2/27/2019
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“This is a huge win for us and our patients.” Today’s labor history: workers and customers occupy a Detroit Woolworth’s. Today’s labor quote by John Steinbeck.

Duration:00:01:54

Painters president Kenneth Rigmaiden on making history

2/26/2019
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“I was the only African American...person of color...on the podium.” Today’s labor history: Southern California supermarket workers end strike. Today’s labor quote by Abraham Lincoln.

Duration:00:03:50

Standing up for unjustly fired Hopkins nurse Vivian Obijekwu

2/25/2019
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“I will not be silenced.” Today’s labor history: Amalgamated Association of Street & Electric Railway Employees of America becomes ATU. Today’s labor quote by Larry Hanley.

Duration:00:02:30

Labor History Today (2/24): Celebrating Black History Month, Part 2

2/24/2019
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On this week’s show: William P. Jones on “The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South,” plus a letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to AFL-CIO urging the formation of a “Committee on Inquiry Into the Administration of Justice in the Freedom Struggle.” Interviews by Chris Garlock and Alan Wierdak. Oh Freedom! - The Golden Gospel Singers https://youtu.be/veiJLhXdwn8 Questions, comments or suggestions welcome, and to find out how you can be a part of Labor History...

Duration:00:55:23

East End Hospital Campaign targets Bowser

2/22/2019
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Deal would exclude recognition of hospital unions. Today’s labor history: United Mine Workers settle Pittston strike. Today’s labor quote by Harriet Hanson Robinson.

Duration:00:01:55

MontCo workers reach agreement

2/22/2019
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Plus: DASH drivers finally in talks. Today’s labor history: West Virginia teachers strike, win. Today’s labor quote by the People’s Party.

Duration:00:02:25

Shutdown showed need for CSA’s Emergency Assistance Fund

2/21/2019
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Fund “helps workers stay in their homes, keep the lights on and food on their tables." Today’s labor history: California passes 8-hour day. Today’s labor quote by Cesar Chavez.

Duration:00:02:40

U.S. unions bring solidarity to striking Mexican workers

2/19/2019
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The strike wave has spread beyond the factories to supermarkets and other employers. Today’s labor history: Farm Labor Organizing Committee signed an agreement with Campbell Soup. Today’s labor quote by Sue Carney.

Duration:00:02:00

Labor History Today (2/17): Celebrating Black History Month

2/18/2019
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On this week’s show: William P. Jones on “The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History Of Civil Rights,” plus a 1961 memo to George Meany about the Freedom Rides, and a confidential “report on union racial progress.” Interviews by Chris Garlock and Alan Wierdak. Sweet Honey In The Rock - Eye On The Prize https://youtu.be/D_tcZAqQUAg "CORE: Freedom Ride," 1961 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWpdCSerchnTGCWu3vRKSyA/featured?ab_channel=HornbakeLibrary Questions, comments...

Duration:00:31:07

Kooper Caraway on young people and unions

2/18/2019
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“All you have to do is give young people the information and let them know that forming a union is an option.” Today’s labor history: Fire fighters organize. Today’s labor quote by Frederick Douglass.

Duration:00:02:12

House pushes pro-worker legislation

2/15/2019
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Workplace Fairness Act and Employee Free Choice Act. Today’s labor history: Civil Works Emergency Relief Act alleviates Depression poverty. Today’s labor quote by Susan B. Anthony.

Duration:00:02:16

NNU files another charge against Johns Hopkins Hospital

2/14/2019
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“Hopkins has…retaliated against nurses when we try to advocate for our patients.” Today’s labor history: Western Federation of Miners strikes for the 8-hour day. Today’s labor quote by William Sylvis.

Duration:00:02:18

On combating alienation

2/13/2019
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“Most folks are engaged in the same struggle.” Today’s labor history: Victory by the Sons of Vulcan. Today’s labor quote by Lowell Peterson.

Duration:00:02:46

St. Elizabeth’s nurses demand action on safety

2/12/2019
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Union says injuries are preventable. Feds and supporters march on U.S. Capitol. Today’s labor history: birth of John L. Lewis. Today’s labor quote by Frederick Douglass.

Duration:00:02:24

Labor History Today (2/10): “Documenting the now” during the Trump shutdown

2/10/2019
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On this week’s show: With the looming possibility of yet another government shutdown on Friday, labor archivist Ben Blake talks about efforts to “document the now” during the recent shutdown, and political science professor Marissa Martino Golden reveals that even with a president attempting to turn agency policy 180 degrees, most career civil servants are focused on doing their jobs. Interviews by Alan Wierdak and Patrick Dixon. Jonathan Mann: Government Shutdown Sitcom Theme Song...

Duration:00:29:17

DC'S JW Marriott engineers join IUOE 99

2/9/2019
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“It is really a testament to their solidarity.” Today’s labor history: Memphis sanitation workers launch strike. Today’s labor quote by Mother Jones.

Duration:00:02:13

Kooper Caraway on the “Exploitation Economy”

2/8/2019
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“No one likes the side hustle economy. Nobody likes being exploited”...Today’s labor history: Kurt Stand on Joe McCarthy’s red-baiting attacks on federal workers and unions. Today’s labor quote by T Bone Slim.

Duration:00:02:33

The state of the union is…

2/7/2019
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Trump has overseen a wide-ranging and deeply harmful assault on the rights, dignities and livelihoods of working people. Here are just a few of the president’s worst anti-worker actions...Today’s labor history: Firefighters battle The Great Baltimore Fire. Today’s labor quote by Saul Alinsky.

Duration:00:02:18

The General Strike: Back to the Future?

2/6/2019
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Film and discussion tonight at K Street Busboys. Today’s labor history: The 1919 Seattle General Strike. Today’s labor quote by Hayat Khomssi.

Duration:00:02:13