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

August 10th, 2020    

Kroger workers ratify new Roanoke contract

Agreement provides pay raises and protects existing healthcare and retirement benefits. Today’s labor history: TWU members descend on New York City courthouse to bail out arrested leaders. Today’s labor quote: I.W. Abel.

August 9th, 2020    

This week’s Union City Radio highlights

Educators’ Day of Action; Congressional Progressive Caucus Center staff organize; 94-year-old ‘Rosie the Riveter’ now makes face masks. Today’s labor history: California School Employees Association founded. Today’s labor quote: Eleanor Roosevelt.

August 8th, 2020    

Organizing around unemployment insurance

NELP's Michelle Evermore: “Workers coming together to build power doesn't happen little by little. It usually happens all at once.” Today’s labor history: St. Paul Trades and Labor Assembly elects first African-American. Today’s labor quote: Cesar Chavez.

August 7th, 2020    

Teachers’ “moral obligation” for student safety

“We can't have a situation where people's lives are being jeopardized or their health and safety is being jeopardized by reckless political maneuvers.” Today’s labor history: Actors Equity recognized by producers after stagehands honored their picket lines. Today’s labor quote: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.

August 6th, 2020    

Congressional Progressive Caucus Center staff unionize

“Unionizing will help uphold the CPC Center’s values and commitment to empowering and strengthening communities of all backgrounds across the nation.” Today’s labor history: workers at Verizon launch 18-day strike. Today’s labor quote: Andrew Jackson.

August 5th, 2020    

“Rosie the Riveter” fights a new war

Former factory worker now makes “Rosie” face masks. Today’s labor history: police beat jobless men with clubs. Today’s labor quote: Mae Krier.

August 4th, 2020    

D.C. teachers call for tech support for safe schools

“The District needs to step up its years-long promise to provide one-to-one technology support for every student.” Today’s labor history: Teamsters strike UPS over part-time workers. Today’s labor quote: John F. Kennedy.

August 3rd, 2020    

Apprentices help conserve marine life in the Chesapeake Bay

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s Work Boots on the Ground program puts union members’ skills to work. Today’s labor history: Birth of Knights of Labor founder Uriah Smith Stephens. Today’s labor quote: Florence Reece and Rakaa Iriscience.

August 2nd, 2020    

This week’s Union City Radio highlights

“How Trump Is Helping Tycoons Exploit The Pandemic”; What Working People Are Doing This Week. Today’s labor history: Hatch Act passed, limiting political activity of executive branch employees of the federal government. Today’s labor quote: Stacey Abrams.

August 1st, 2020    

“Just give it all you got”

The inspirational words of civil rights activist John Lewis. Today’s labor history: police fire on striker supporters in “The Hilo Massacre”. Today’s labor quote: Sid Hatfield.

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