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

December 9th, 2022    

Starbucks workers rally today

Local barista Tyler Hofmann on why Starbucks workers, labor, political and community allies are rallying at 5 pm today in Arlington (2200 Clarendon Boulevard).
Today’s labor quote: Tyler Hofmann.
Today’s labor history: Longest strike in the history of the U.S. tire industry ends.   

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December 8th, 2022    

Why Starbucks workers are organizing

Local barista Tyler Hofmann tells Your Rights At Work why his Richmond store unionized.  
Today’s labor quote: Tyler Hofmann.
Today’s labor history: American Federation of Labor Founded.   

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December 7th, 2022    

Transit workers win Labor Organizing Award

DC Jobs with Justice gives ATU 689 the 2022 Labor Organizing Award for their successful Hubbard Road strike.
Today’s labor quote: Elizabeth Falcon.
Today’s labor history: National hunger march on DC demands unemployment insurance.   

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December 6th, 2022    

Shoppers workers OK new union contract

Agreement maintains existing health care and retirement benefits
and provides raises & retro pay for the members of UFCW Locals 400 and 27.
Today’s labor quote: Isaac Myers.
Today’s labor history: Mine Workers launch 110-day national coal strike.  

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December 5th, 2022    

Workers and the World Cup

“The Workers Cup” director Adam Sobel discusses worker rights in Qatar.
Today’s labor quote: Adam Sobel.  
Today’s labor history: AFL and CIO merge.
  
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December 4th, 2022    

Union City Radio Highlights

Another La Colombe organizes; DC teachers reach tentative contract agreement; Meet The People: Tambra Jackson; Think food prices are high now?; Protect pregnant workers!
Today’s labor quote: Walter Reuther.     
Today’s labor history: Works Progress Administration ends.

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December 2nd, 2022    

Protect pregnant workers!

Supporters urge passage of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.  
Today’s labor quote: Daniel Kindlon.
Today’s labor history: Wal-Mart agrees to pay $40 million for wage theft.  

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December 1st, 2022    

Think food prices are high now?

Supermarket workers warn Kroger-Albertsons merger would raise costs and cost jobs.
Today’s labor quote: Jane St. Louis.
Today’s labor history: “Bread and Roses” first published.  
  
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November 30th, 2022    

Meet The People: Tambra Jackson

National Gallery of Art union’s president on the best part of her job.
Today’s labor quote: Mother Jones.
Today’s labor history: Unionists and activists shut down WTO in Seattle.   
 
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November 29th, 2022    

DC teachers reach tentative contract agreement

Deal recognizes “tireless efforts and sacrifice our teachers have made over the past three years.”  
Today’s labor quote: WTU President Jacqueline Pogue Lyons, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and DCPS Chancellor Lewis Ferebee.
Today’s labor history: NLRB rules that medical interns can unionize.    

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