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The SWA Meltdown, Deregulation, Worker Rights & Safety With TWU President John Samuelson For more info 2023-01-05 [LVP]

After 3 years of bargaining, DC teachers union reaches a tentative contract 2022-11-23 [Washington Post]

Lawmaker Pushes for Legislative Branch Employees to Have the Same Rights as Other Feds 2022-08-27 [Gov Exec]

Judge Rules COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement For D.C. Government Workers Is Unlawful 2022-08-27 [DCist]

American University students walk out of opening convocation in support of striking SEIU staff 2022-08-26 [Washington Post]

500 SEIU members strike American University over wages as administration offers two-tier wage system 2022-08-23 [WTOP]

Lululemon workers to vote this month on unionizing D.C. store 2022-08-10 [Bloomberg]

DC Lululemon Store Workers Initiate Unionization Process 2022-07-27 [Gear Junkie]

Fires Near White House—AFL-CIO Offices Ablaze—As Riots Continue In D.C. 2020-06-01 [Forbes]

D.C. Labor chorus: ‘The musical arm of the resistance' 2019-01-21 [Wash Post]

D.C.'s only unionized charter school filed another federal labor complaint — this time as its campus is shutting down 2019-03-10 [Wash Post]

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

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

Tipped Workers Do Better When They're Paid the Same as Everyone Else 2018-09-14 [Am Prospect]

American Univ worker's controversial removal from AU position sparks calls for reinstatement 2018-11-06 [Eagle]

Metro's New Bus Contractor Is Making Drivers Work 10 Hours Without Breaks, Union Says 2019-07-12 [DCist]

Airline CEOs tell Congress we don't need masks on planes, get factchecked by Flight Attendant Union President 2021-12-18 [Forbes]

Federal workers spill on life in Trump's Washington 2018-03-31 [Politico]

Nation's largest union, Columbia chef team up to feed airport workers during shutdown 2019-01-13 [The State]

The House will allow staffers to unionize. Here's how it will work. 2022-05-10 [Vox]

We're all in the same boat: Furloughed federal workers flock to Amer Univ for a day of classes and distraction 2019-01-09 [Wash Post]

D.C. files restraining order against teachers' union to stop teachers from discussing a strike 2021-02-02 [Washington Post]

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

With strike threat looming, Metro's largest union lays out demands in letter to elected officials 2018-07-19 [The Post]

D.C. schools and teachers struggle to reach contract after 3 years; teachers blame working conditions 2022-07-09 [Washington Post]

Tentative contract reached in three-day DC Circulator strike 2022-05-05 [Washington Post]

Drivers union votes to strike DC Circulator bus system 2022-04-30 [Washington Post]

The AFL-CIO In South Africa and Jabu Ndlovu With Trade Union Organnizer David Hemson For more info 2022-04-19 [LEPAIO]

Congressional Workers Union Announce Union Drive, With Speaker Pelosi's Blessing 2022-02-05 [Teen Vogue]

Employees at civic tech company Nava PBC request voluntary recognition of their wall-to-wall union with OPEIU Tech Workers Union Local 1010 2022-02-04 [OPEIU]

The first unionized bookstore in Washington, D.C. 2022-01-21 [UNI Global Union]

ILWU President Willie Adams meets with President Biden to discuss supply chain issues 2021-11-09 [ILWU]

Politico's journalists are seeking union recognition from new owners 2021-10-29 [New York Times]

D.C. Mayor Orders City Workers, Teachers to Get Vaccinated or Undergo Testing 2021-08-15 [Daily Beast]

Staff at the Democratic National Committee unionize 2021-08-03 [New York Times]

A Former D.C. Restaurant Worker is Reviving A Controversial Initiative On The Tipped Minimum Wage 2021-06-23 [DCist]

Free LaborFest Thursday concert by DC Musicians 2021-05-28 [Metro Wash AFL-CIO]

Elizabeth Davis, president of the Washington Teachers Union, dies in car crash 2021-04-05 [Washington Post]

Amazon union battle comes to Washington 2021-03-17 [The Hill]

Helping hospitality workers 2021-02-17 [Metro Wash AFL-CIO]

Almost 1,600 Postal Workers in DC Region Tested Positive for COVID-19; 7 Have Died 2021-02-06 [NBC]

DC Child Care Workers Ask Officials Not to Push Back Their COVID-19 Vaccinations 2021-01-25 [NBC]

EMILY's List Employees are Latest to Form a Union with OPEIU 2021-01-21 [OPEIU]

Washington DC hotels weigh inauguration profits against safety 2021-01-20 [NBC News]

Leaders join in blaming Trump for insurrection 2021-01-09 [People'sWorld]

Working people respond to attempted coup at nation's capitol 2021-01-09 [AFL-CIO]

Police union speaks out regarding capitol hill riots 2021-01-09 [Wtopnews]

Condemning the capitol hill attack 2021-01-09 [CoopNews]

Unions take on capitol hill violence 2021-01-09 [CUtoday]

Unions warn against attacks on democracy 2021-01-09 [MorningStar]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-02-1864 The Collar Laundry Union was formed in New York, the first women's union in US history, led by Kate Mullany. Over the next few years the women increase their wages from $2 to $14 a week. [more]

2-02-1917 300 newspaper boys organize to challenge a cut in their wages by a newspaper, the Minneapolis Tribune. [more]

4-02-1924 Les membres de l'IWW patrouillent dans les rues de Greenville, dans le Maine, après que le KKK ait menacé les organisateurs de l'IWW: «Nous allons rester, et si le Klan veut commencer quelque chose, les IWW vont le terminer». [more]

4-02-1924 IWW members took on the Ku Klux Klan, patrolling the streets of Greenville, Maine, after the KKK tried to threaten IWW union organisers: “We are going to stick, and if the Klan wants to start something, the IWW are going to finish it” [more]

4-02-1869 IWW and SPUSA leader Big Bill Haywood is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. [more]

4-02-1919 The General Strike Committee meets in Seattle, and makes preparations for an all-out labour stoppage [more]

5-02-1913 17-year-old Ida Braiman is shot dead by a contractor during the garment workers' strike in Rochester, NY. [more]

6-02-1919 A total of 60,000 of Seattle's population of 315,000 join the general strike on its first day [more]

8-02-1919 Workers in Butte, Montana responded to a dollar per day wage cut by launching a general strike. To prevent disunity, workers formed a Workers and Soldiers Council to conduct the strike. [more]

11-02-1937 The 6 week-long sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Michigan ends as GM agrees to recognize the UAW. [more]

12-02-1968 Sanitation workers in Memphis begin a strike for recognition. During this strike Martin Luther King Jr is murdered [more]

12-02-1968 The Memphis sanitation strike by African-American workers began in protest against mistreatment, discrimination, dangerous working conditions, and the recent deaths of two workers. They held out until April and won. [more]

13-02-1913 82-year-old labour activist Mother Jones was arrested in West Virginia for supporting a coal miners strike. Convicted in a military court she was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Pardoned after serving 85 days. [more]

14-02-1818 Frederick Douglass is born into slavery in Maryland. He will go on to become a titanic figure in the struggle against slavery, and in favour of universal suffrage and women's rights. [more]

14-02-1936 Goodyear workers in Ohio strike. They defy union orders to leave the plant & resist 150 sheriff's deputies. Threatening a general strike if a vigilante army was used, they won after a month. [more]

15-02-1913 A strike of rubber workers in #Akron organised by @_IWW union grew to 3,500 strikers. Earlier that month 300 workers at Firestone walked out and were eventually joined by 20K others but police violence & repression forced them to end it. [more]

18-02-1935 Tens of thousands of New Yorkers were stranded by a wildcat strike of elevator operators in the city. [more]

19-02-1866 The first union in Mississippi was created by African-American washerwomen. [more]

19-02-1986 The Farm Labourers Organizing Committee wins recognition at Campbell's Soup farms after years of struggle [more]

20-02-1919 The Elaine massacre took place in Arkansas. After black farm workers tried to organise for better pay, hundreds of African-Americans were murdered and tortured by white racists and security forces [more]

23-02-1910 Workers at the soon to be infamous Triangle Shirtwaist factory decided to end their five month long strike. They had won higher wages and reduced hours but failed to get union recognition. [more]

24-02-1939 US Supreme Court ruled sitdown strikes illegal. [more]

24-02-1944 320 men, mostly African-Americans were killed in explosion at the Port Chicago naval base. 50 African-American servicemen who then protested against unsafe conditions were court-martialed and sentenced to 8-15 years hard labour. [more]

27-02-1881 African-American laundresses in Atlanta, Georgia, went on strike and were successful in raising wages and establishing a union. [more]

27-02-1939 Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal. [more]