MD State Fed Salutes Leadership

Monday, June 23, 2014

MD State Fed Salutes Leadership(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)Nearly 400 labor leaders from across Maryland, along with national, state and local political leaders, turned out for the Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO Salute to Leadership on June 20. Awardees included Metro Washington Council president Jos Williams(right), Maryland Senator Norman Stone Jr and Bea Harris (left), recently retired secretary and special assistant to four presidents of the Metro Baltimore Council. “We all stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us, and we support those who will carry on our work,” said Williams, “Thank you for this recognition.”  Stone, accepting the Labor’s Champion Award, said that “I have just done what I thought I was elected to do; defend the interests of the little guy.  It’s been the right thing to do.” Also attending the event, held at Martin’s West in Baltimore, were more than 15 union members now running for office around the state. “Back to the barricades!” Williams urged. “Back to the picket lines!  Back to the legislatures!  Back to get-out-the vote for Tuesday!  Back to organizing!  Back to the streets!” photo by Matt Losak


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