Posts Tagged ‘afl-cio’

AFL-CIO Labor Council Backs Bowser

Democratic mayoral hopeful Muriel Bowser's campaign got a boost from labor this morning, receiving the endorsement of the District's AFL-CIO union coalition in front of the national union's 16th Street NW headquarters.
The Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO's divided membership couldn't agree on a candidate in the primary, but its executive board decided last week to endorse Bowser, according to [...]

Labor Council Won’t Endorse in the Mayor’s Race

With Vince Gray's veto of the Large Retailer Accountability Act/Walmart bill just a week old last September, local Metropolitan Washington Labor Council AFL-CIO boss Joslyn Williams predicted that Gray would have a tough time winning the union coalition's endorsement. The nearly 200 unions affiliated with Williams' group proved him right last night, with Gray and all of his [...]

There Is Glower in a Union

D.C. AFL-CIO boss Joslyn Williams didn’t just lend his union’s endorsement to Vince Gray’s campaign for mayor—he lent his face. In a 2010 YouTube video with the “Gray for Mayor” logo in the corner, Williams expounded on the worker’s paradise that awaited under a Gray administration.
There was hope, Williams said, that “four years under a [...]

Listen to the AFL-CIO’s Robocall on the Living Wage Bill

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson says he'll finally send the Large Retailer Accountability Act—otherwise known as the Walmart bill—to Mayor Vince Gray for a signature or veto on Friday. If Mendelson does send it Friday, it'll be transmitted 51 days after the D.C. Council passed it.
Meanwhile, Walmart isn't the only side of the debate that's [...]