Union City Radio

Latest DC-area labor news, updates, events calendar and labor history. Part of the Labor Radio/Podcast Network; #LaborRadioPod

October 30th, 2020    

Labor urges vote “against” MontCo Question B

“Right-wing stealth measure” could bankrupt Montgomery County, warns a coalition of groups that includes a number of local unions.
Today’s labor history: Attorney General urges bosses to spy on workers.
Today’s labor quote: George Orwell

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October 29th, 2020    

WV Kroger workers protest cuts

“Many employees could see their health care benefits simply disappear.”
Today’s labor history: "Black Tuesday" Wall Street crash.
Today’s labor quote: Harry S. Truman

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October 28th, 2020    

Trump’s “political cronyism”

Executive order would undermine protections for career civil servants from being hired or fired for political reasons.
Today’s labor history: Gateway Arch completed safely.
Today’s labor quote: Abraham Lincoln
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October 27th, 2020    

Tracking your absentee ballot; early voting

Links to all the information you need to ensure your vote is counted.
Today’s labor history: New York City subway opens.
Today’s labor quote: Booker T. Washington
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October 26th, 2020    

“Women’s Voices Can No Longer Be Silenced”

Landmark report released: “Celebrating Women in Civil Society and Activism.”
Today’s labor history: immigrant-built Erie Canal opens.
Today’s labor quote: Father John Raho

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October 25th, 2020    

This Week’s Union City Radio Highlights

DC dispensary organizes; Honk if you hate bullies; Fighting wage theft at CBG.
Today’s labor history: The Great Hawaiian Dock Strike
Today’s labor quote: John Sweeney

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October 24th, 2020    

Extraditing Assange threatens journalism

The National Union of Journalists on the U.S. Espionage Act.
Today’s labor history: First federal minimum wage takes effect.
Today’s labor quote: Hold That Line

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October 23rd, 2020    

How to support POC in your union

Black training leaders in the Bricklayers discuss how to support people of color in your union. Today’s labor history: anthrax kills DC postal workers. Today’s labor quote: Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers Union

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October 22nd, 2020    

Fighting wage theft at CBG

Catholic Labor Network helps DC construction workers file a class action lawsuit for wage theft against one of Washington DC’s largest general contractors. Today’s labor history: FBI kills "Sagebrush Robin Hood." Today’s labor quote: Woody Guthrie.

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October 21st, 2020    

Union fights for campus workers

AFSCME’s fight over the health and safety of workers at public universities in Maryland. Today’s labor history: Wisconsin dairy farmers stage another milk strike. Today’s labor quote: Sue Carney.

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