Posts tagged Washington D.C.

    BLM employees unionize amid change, uncertainty

    October 12, 2022 // Hundreds of Bureau of Land Management staffers have voted to join the National Treasury Employees Union, partly in response to the Trump-era relocation of the bureau’s Washington headquarters and the movement of hundreds of D.C. jobs to the West. The decisions by about 200 non-supervisory headquarters employees in May, and another roughly 200 in the New Mexico state office in February and in the Taos and Rio Puerco field offices there last spring, were also spurred by the Biden administration’s efforts to undo the Trump BLM reorganization. They likely will not be the last bureau employees to join the union, NTEU President Tony Reardon said. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland,

    Labor unions, including AFSCME, rally for Biden at NEA

    September 28, 2022 // He talked about the American Rescue Plan, which passed Congress with help from AFSCME members and brought the economy back from the brink, and about the Inflation Reduction Act, which will lower prescription drug costs, reduce the deficit and do so much more. He got big cheers from the crowd when he mentioned his plan for student debt relief, which will lower loan balances for millions of borrowers – “a game changer” for many Americans, he said. Biden praised his administration’s track record on the economy, pointing out that 10 million jobs have been created since he became president. He also said more than 220 million Americans have been vaccinated against COVID-19 since he took office.

    Lululemon Workers Withdraw Petition to Unionize D.C. Store

    August 19, 2022 // The organizing group requested to withdraw its petition to form a union on Sunday, according to records from the National Labor Relations Board. The body approved the request on Tuesday. The group’s Twitter account, which had previously outlined the union’s demands and platform, appears to have been deleted.

    Updated: Lululemon Workers Withdraw Petition to Unionize D.C. Store

    August 18, 2022 // The organizing group requested to withdraw its petition to form a union on Sunday, according to records from the National Labor Relations Board. The body approved the request on Tuesday. The group’s Twitter account, which had previously outlined the union’s demands and platform, appears to have been deleted.

    MetroAccess union goes on strike

    August 2, 2022 // A MetroAccess union strike on top of problems on the Red Line may complicate commutes in the D.C. region. Members at Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 that were employed by Transdev voted roughly four weeks ago to begin a strike at the Hubbard Road Garage. That particular location, the union said, has been over 100 workers short “for over a year and a half.” Brian Wivell, a spokesperson for Local 689, said that a mix of road supervisors, mechanics and other workers are expected to strike Monday morning with some expected impacts.

    House tees up vote on union protections for staffers

    May 9, 2022 // The resolution introduced by Rep. Andy Levin would address that by finishing a process the House began more than a quarter-century ago. When lawmakers passed the Congressional Accountability Act in 1995, they essentially removed a legislative branch exception to numerous federal statutes, including labor laws. But the House never took the final step of approving regulations issued by the Office of Compliance, now the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights.

    DDOT Warns Of Circulator Driver Strike Amid Stalled Labor Negotiations

    May 2, 2022 // In a statement Thursday evening, DDOT said it is working with RATP Dev, the private company contracted by the city to run the Circulator, on an “adjusted plan for limited service” in the case of strike. DDOT added that it remains “optimistic” that RATP Dev can reach an agreement with ATU Local 689, the union representing Circulator operators.