Labor supported the Black Lives Matter protests last Friday –Juneteenth 2020 – by providing food, including free pizza and hotdogs, and marching on the White House. Unions participating included ATU Local 689, IBEW 26, the Painters, Iron Workers, Mine Workers and the Union Veterans Council.
On Tuesday, reports NNU’s Stephen Frum, Washington DC VA, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, and Children’s National Medical Center nurses, families, and workers represented by NNU, AFGE, and SEIU 722 rallied against racism outside of the hospitals. More than 70 chanted, marched, “and made a ruckus,” Frum tells Union City. “NNU nurse leaders Stephanie Sims (MWHC) and Elaine Sherman (DCVA) gave inspiring speeches to the crowd in the same spot we have gathered during our strikes and pickets.”
– Chris Garlock; photo by Stephen Frum