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Make it a union St Patrick*s Day 2018-03-17 [DC AFL-CIO]

Let My People Vote -- Focus of labor seder 2018-03-17 [DC AFL-CIO]

Teachers support student walk-outs 2018-03-17 [DC Labor]

Healthcare workers at Chase Brexton votes to ratify their first contract nearly 18 months after the union was formed 2018-03-09 [AFL-CIO Metro Wash Council]

Union leaders protesting DeVos are left out in the cold 2018-02-10 [NY Times]

Georgetown Univ Begins Negotiating Union Election For Grad Students 2018-02-05 [Georgetown Voice]

Labor Board Inspector General to probe conflict-of-interest allegations against Trump appointee William Emanuel 2018-02-02 [ProPublica]

Labor Board's William Emanuel under fire for conflict of interest 2018-01-31 [ProPublica]

The Government Shut Down With AFGE Sec-Treas Hudson and AFGE NPS Council Pres Fitzpatrick For more info 2018-01-19 [WW Radio]

Georgetown Must Recognize Graduate Student Union 2018-01-17 [Georgetown Voice]

Georgetown Hints at Grad Assistant Union Election Agreement 2018-01-11 [Inside]

USPS workers brave frigid temperatures in D.C. as winter storm hits area 2018-01-05 [WJLA]

CAIR wins first round in fight against union organizing bid 2018-01-03 [The Examiner]

Fired track inspectors may see relief under binding arbitration 2017-12-24 [The Post]

Hundreds of workers go on strike at Reagan National and Dulles 2017-12-21 [WTOP]

Contract workers strike at Dulles Airport 2017-12-21 [The Times-Union]

Close to 200 Dulles Airport workers to go on strike in busy days leading up to Christmas 2017-12-20 [WJLA Washington DC]

Contracted Airport Workers at Dulles to Announce Potential Strike that Could Impact Holiday Travel 2017-12-19 [Aviation Pros]

Georgetown graduate students to file with NLRB in unionization fight For more info 2017-12-16 [Wash Examiner]

After DOL-ordered election do-over, Jackie Jeter still re-elected Metro's union president 2017-12-08 [Washington Post]

Georgetown University graduate students rally to unionize 2017-12-08 [WUSA]

Georgetown University refuses to recognize graduate student union 2017-12-07 [Washington Post]

Grad students protest Georgetown Univ position on unions 2017-12-07 [Inside Higher Ed]

Georgetown Univ will not recognize grad student union 2017-12-06 [The Hoya]

University chooses not to recognize graduate student worker union 2017-12-06 [The Voice]

D.C. May Seek To End Private Contracts For Public Transit 2017-12-01 [WAMU]

United Medical Center nurses union accuses D.C. mayor of breaking their contract 2017-11-13 [Washington Business Journal]

Graduate students at Georgetown University seek voluntary recognition of union 2017-11-02 [Washington Post]

Georgetown Grad Assts Seek Union Recognition 2017-11-02 [Inside Higher Ed]

Transit Union Threatens Safety Stand-Down, Could Delay Service 2017-10-28 [WAMU]

DCNA votes 'no confidence' in United Medical Center leadership 2017-10-04 [Washington Business Journal]

The Crisis of Democracy Conference 2017-09-30 [Al Shanker Inst]

Riders endure slow commute as Metro and its union go at it over new safety lapse 2017-09-22 [Washington Post]

 VIDEO Union Tensions Disrupt WMATA Services 2017-09-22 [The Hoya]

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]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]