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Metro union decries transit officials’ ‘lazy’ response to recent rise in assaults on bus drivers 2017-09-16 [Wash Post]

D.C. public school teachers approve pact including 9 percent raise over three years 2017-09-10 [Washington Post]

A. Philip Randolph monument is Hidden in Plain Sight Outside a Starbucks 2017-08-22 [History Stories]

Flawed System Lets Contractors Cheat Workers on Federal Building Jobs 2017-08-21 [NBC]

Tentative D.C. teachers contract boosts salaries for unorganized charter school teachers, too 2017-08-17 [Washington Post]

WMATA labor union to appeal court order requiring new officer elections 2017-08-16 [Washington Post]

D.C. proposes the first teachers' contract in five years 2017-08-14 [Washington Post]

Matchbox settles labor case, agreeing it fired workers for organizing 2017-08-14 [Washington Business Journal]

Protestors call out Cornyn, Cruz other GOP senators on healthcare 2017-07-22 [National Nurses United]

Lawmakers push rewrite of worker protection laws 2017-07-27 [Washington Examiner]

D.C. 'Rolled Out the Red Carpet' for a Company Accused of Wage Fraud 2017-07-27 [Wash City Paper]

Celerating DC minimum wage increase 2017-07-06 [DC AFL-CIO]

Building a new generation of women*s labor leaderhsip 2017-06-26 [Metro Council AFL-CIO]

For the first time, a D.C. charter school has voted to create a teachers union 2017-06-17 [Washington Post]

Teachers at D.C. charter school launch campaign to unionize 2017-05-31 [Washington Post]

Report Back from DC: Standing in Solidarity with Fellow Worker Julia Flores 2017-05-30 [IWW]

Fired track workers sue Metro for discrimination, hostile work environment 2017-05-05 [Washington Post]

Metro Workers Form Human Chain Outside Board Meeting 2017-04-29 [NBC]

Union: WMATA workers aren't planning sick out; president calls Metro absentee policy asinine 2017-04-27 [FOX]

Labor board rules GW Univ RAs are employees, can unionize 2017-04-22 [GW Hatchet]

Airport workers at Reagan, Dulles getting pay bump 2017-04-19 [WTOP]

American University Graduate Student Workers Win Historic Union Election 2017-04-12 [SEIU]

Amer Univ grad students first in DC area to greenlight private university unionization with SEIU 2017-04-12 [Eagle]

D.C. among first in nation to require child-care workers to get college degrees 2017-04-01 [Washington Post]

Another Contractor Stiffed by Trump 2017-03-11 [AFL-CIO]

D.C. police union head stole $180,000 of officers’ dues, nearly emptying account 2017-03-10 [Washington Post]

Women teachers strike causes D.C. suburb to call off school Wednesday 2017-03-08 [USA Today]

Women Workers To Surround Labor Department Wednesday On 'Day Without A Woman' 2017-03-07 [WIN]

D.C. charter school teachers seek union electioin 2017-02-23 [Washington Post]

Charter Teachers Seek to Unionize 2017-02-23 [Am Prospect]

Manager who stole $1.7 million from laborers union Local 657 sentenced to prison 2017-02-08 [Washington Post]

Workers at Trump-owned Washington hotel vote to join union 2017-02-02 [Durango Herald]

Workers at Trump's Washington Hotel vote to join union, casting spotlight on potential conflicts 2017-02-01 [Washington Post]

Uber's drive to be a DC powerhouse 2017-01-25 [The Hill]

 VIDEO CWA Local 1168 Protests Trump's Agenda, Not The Man, in D.C. 2017-01-22 [TWC]

N.Y. labor leader joins small group of men asked to speak at Women's March on Washington 2017-01-21 [NYDaily News]

'We'll Shatter The Ceiling And Break On Through' Women's March 2017-01-20 [WIN]

Labor Department: Metro union had ‘alternate, secret’ policies for election eligibility 2017-01-19 [Washington Post]

AFL-CIO Among 80 National Groups Opposing HHS Nominee Tom Price 2017-01-18 [WIN]

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Employee Mandatory Arbitration Case 2017-01-17 [WIN]

D.C. police union riven by faction 2017-01-05 [Washington City Paper]

Union Women Urge Women To March At Inauguration 2017-01-04 [WIN]

Massive women's march planned around Trump inaugural 2017-01-03 [Workday MN]

Feds Go After Concessions Company That Shorted Senate Workers $1 Million 2016-12-31 [Huffington Post]

Unite Here workers take on Trump and win 2016-12-30 [AFL-CIO]

Whole Foods accused of cheating workers out of bonuses 2016-12-26 [NYPost]

WIN talks with Ullico CEO Ed Smith about how infrastructure investment models can benefit working people instead of Wall St. (WINCast) 2016-12-14 [Workers Independent News]

Students seize office of Georgetown University president in Nike labor protest 2016-12-09 [Georgetown Voice]

D.C. Council Advances Expansive Paid Family and Medical Leave Rules 2016-12-08 [AFL-CIO]

Nurses Join Democrats To Defend Medicare and Social Security 2016-12-07 [WIN]

This month in labour history

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]