MCGEO DIGS UP DIRT ON RAIDING RIVAL: The union representing Montgomery County government workers – UFCW 1994 MCGEO – has “unearthed several unfair labor practice charges filed by a member of its rival union,” reports Maryland Politics Watch. The UPSEU member claims that the union is “restricting my ability to participate in local union elections,” as well as “consistently failing to uphold specific terms of the labor agreement.” The member also alleges that UPSEU has refused to provide any information about collected dues money and that it has failed to “provide the name(s) or local office(s) of a legitimate union representative.” The charges are currently pending with the National Labor Relations Board; click here for the full story. - photo: dozens of Montgomery County government workers rallied against “scab unions” UPSEU and NCEU – which are attempting to raid MCGEO members – in July, 2010; photo by Boaz Young-El, AFL-CIO Union Summer Intern LIBRARY WORKERS GET THE PICTURE(S): Saul Schniderman and Michele Chisholm of AFSCME Local 2910 - which represents over 1,500 workers at the Library of Congress - have just posted an online photoshow - with music - of last month’s AFSCME convention in Boston, including the Save our Library Rally and Library Caucus.
TODAY’S LABOR HISTORY: Hatch Act is passed, limiting political activity of executive branch employees of the federal government (1939); More info & ammo for unionists is available online from Union Communication Services.
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