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

November 13th, 2020    

Voters OK pro-worker ballot measures

Voters last week approved a host of local ballot measures that make government work for all of us, not just the wealthy few.
Today’s labor history: Western Federation of Miners strike crushed by the militia in Butte.
Today’s labor quote: Michael Meadows

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November 12th, 2020    

Insulators 24 brings new life to old building

“Everything is modern now; we went from chalkboards to smart boards.”
Today’s labor history: Ellis Island closes.
Today’s labor quote: Brian Cavey

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November 11th, 2020    

Union vets’ solidarity

“There's a lot of similarities between military service and the labor movement,” says Union Veterans Council Executive Director.
Today’s labor history: Confrontation between American Legionnaires and Wobblies.
Today’s labor quote: Will Attig

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November 10th, 2020    

Labor celebrates Biden-Harris win

“Workers will have a champion in the White House again,” tweeted the AFL-CIO.
Today’s labor history: first sit-down strike of the 1930s.
Today’s labor quote: Jeremy Brecher

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November 9th, 2020    

CA’s Prop 22: Bad news for workers everywhere

Part of the extended war between labor organizations and employers in the “gig economy.”
Today’s labor history: Committee for Industrial Organization founded.
Today’s labor quote: Philip Murray

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November 8th, 2020    

This Week’s Union City Radio Highlights

Voices of the people; Robert Reich on "transformational change."
Today’s labor history: FDR announces Civil Works Administration plan to put millions back to work.
Today’s labor quote: Franklin D. Roosevelt

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November 7th, 2020    

DC teachers stage sickout over safety

“It’s not enough just to have the mayor and chancellor say, ‘Trust us.’”
Today’s labor history: Supreme Court upholds Taft-Hartley strike-breaking.
Today’s labor quote: Paul Jennings

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November 6th, 2020    

Union organizing during a pandemic

Jane McAlevey on “deep organizing”; Robert Reich on "transformational change"
Today’s labor history: French transport worker who penned labor classic.
Today’s labor quote: “L’Internationale”
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November 5th, 2020    

Count every vote!

Win or lose, the American labor movement is prepared to fight for – and defend -- every single vote.
Today’s labor history: "The Battle of Burbank"
Today’s labor quote: Lech Walesa

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November 4th, 2020    

A clear and present danger

Why labor opposed Trump.
Today’s labor history: Steelworkers at Bridgestone/ Firestone win back their jobs.
Today’s labor quote: Will Rogers.

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