Enid Doggett (202) 639-6422 Adele M. Stan (202) 639-6448
Unions, Organizations Come Together For National Day Of Action To Protect Worker Rights
WHERE: U.S. Department of Labor Frances Perkins Building 200 Constitution Avenue, NW
DATE: Wednesday, December 10th
TIME: 12:00 Noon
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Citing Bush Administration policies that impact workers of all stripes, members of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), including AFGE National President John Gage, will be joined by hundreds of fellow unionists, and Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy (D-Mass.) at a large-scale lunchtime rally demonstration—one of 42 nationwide—at the Department of Labor on Wednesday, December 10th, 12:00 noon, to assert that "Worker Rights are Human Rights.” Participating organizations include:
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) American Federation Of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) Communications Workers of America (CWA) Employment Justice Center Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees (HERE) International Union International Brotherhood of Teamsters International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) International Union of Elevator Constructors International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Ironworkers International Jobs with Justice Laborers International Union Office And Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE) Washington, D.C., Building and Construction Trades Council (WBCTC)
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 700,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.