Union City Radio

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

June 25th, 2020    

Solidarity helps feed area union families

“Thank you so much to everyone who donated” to CSA’s Emergency Assistance Fund. “As we are able, we will also stand in solidarity to support others!” Today’s labor history: 8,000 attend dedication of The Haymarket Martyrs Monument. Today’s labor quote: A. Philip Randolph.

June 24th, 2020    

AFGE scores major contract victory for EPA employees

New five-year contract strengthens employee rights and improves health and safety. Today’s labor history: birth of Glove Workers Union president Agnes Nestor. Today’s labor quote: Albert Parsons.

June 23rd, 2020    

Labor Radio-Podcast Weekly

New podcast features labor radio shows and podcasts across the country. Today’s labor history: Congress overrides Truman's veto of anti-worker Taft-Hartley Act. Today’s labor quote: Erica Smiley.

June 22nd, 2020    

Meet the new Metro Washington Council president

Dyana Forester on her personal background and the need for solidarity across movements today. Today’s labor history: violence at a coal mine strike at Herrin, Illinois. Today’s labor quote: Dyana Forester.

June 21st, 2020    

This week’s Union City Radio highlights

AFL CIO spotlights LGBTQ Americans...Deanna Forester wins as Metro Washington Council president...Stamp Out Hunger food drive...labor movement hits the streets for Black Lives Matter. Today’s labor history: 100,000 march with striking Detroit News and Detroit Free Press newspaper workers. Today’s labor quote: Albert Einstein.

June 20th, 2020    

Labor hails ban on LGBTQ workplace discrimination

Pride@Work Executive Director Jerame Davis on Monday’s Supreme Court ruling. Today’s labor history: striking African American auto workers attacked by the KKK, the National Workers League, and armed white workers in Detroit. Today’s labor quote: Eugene Victor Debs.

June 19th, 2020    

Labor to march today for Black Lives Matter

Starts at 5pm today on Black Lives Matter Plaza in front of the AFL-CIO.. Today’s labor history: Women’s Day Massacre. Today’s labor quote: Organizers of today’s Labor March For Black Lives Matter.

June 18th, 2020    

Nation’s largest food drive re-emerges this week in novel fashion

Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” drive urges support for local food banks. Today’s labor history: A. Philip Randolph pushes Roosevelt on discrimination in war industries. Today’s labor quote: Franklin D. Roosevelt.

June 17th, 2020    

Dyana Forester elected president of the Metro Washington Council

Pledges to work closely with affiliates, delegates and board members “to build an even stronger local labor movement as we fight to improve the lives of working families throughout the metro area.” Today’s labor history: one of the most controversial decisions in the Supreme Court's history, Lochner v. New York. Today’s labor quote: Transport Workers Union.

June 16th, 2020    

Profiling labor leaders and activists for Pride Month

Some are well-known national figures like Bayard Rustin, while others may not be as well-known, like Miriam Frank. Today’s labor history: National Industrial Recovery Act establishes the right to unionize. Today’s labor quote: Eugene V. Debs.

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