Today's Labor Action Highlights: Early Voting & Labor to Labor Lit-Drops; Nurses' Bake Sale, Minimum Wage Walking Tour, Metro Council Meeting; Labor FilmFest

Monday, June 16, 2014

(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

Today’s Labor Action Highlights: Early Voting & Labor to Labor Lit-Drops; Nurses’ Bake Sale, Minimum Wage Walking Tour, Metro Council Meeting; Labor FilmFest "Billy Elliot" Screening
Early Voting & Labor to Labor Lit-Drops: Early voting for Maryland voters runs daily through this Thursday, June 19, from 10a until 8p at the following locations Montgomery CountyPrince George's CountyCalvert CountyCharles CountySt. Mary's CountyClick here for labor’s endorsements in the Maryland General Assembly, as well as Montgomery County and other local jurisdictions. Labor to Labor lit-drops will be held next Saturday; click here for details. 

Nurses’ Bake Sale: MedStar Washington Hospital Center registered nurses, affiliated with National Nurses United, will conduct a bake sale early this morning to raise funds to help the profitable hospital purchase working wheelchairs and other basic supplies. Nurses working at the region’s largest medical center have reported a critical shortage of basic equipment and supplies, despite the hospital grossing over $1.1 billion in 2011. 8-9a; corner of First St. and Irving St. NW DC.

Minimum Wage Walking Tour: The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 400 and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) will host a press conference at 10a this morning at the Hillandale Safeway to kick off a week-long minimum wage walking tour aimed at bringing awareness to area employees on the new minimum wage increase, set to take effect October 1, 2014. 10a; Hillandale Shopping Center Safeway, 10101 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD. 

Metro Council Meeting: Don't miss tonight's Metro Council meeting, the last before the summer break. Get the latest local labor news -- including Labor to Labor work in next week’s primaries -- report on your local's activities and catch up with your friends and colleagues in the metro-area labor movement. 6:30P at the AFL-CIO, 815 16th Street NW DC.

Labor FilmFest "Billy Elliot" Screening: Set against the backdrop of England’s lengthy, bitter mining strike in 1984, the film magically blends class-conscious history, conscience-raising drama, and rousing music and dance numbers to celebrate the transformative power of following your dreams. 7:30p, AFI, 8633 Colesville Rd Silver Spring, MD.


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