Phew! We’ve had a lot going on this week (yup, and it’s only Wednesday!)
Here’s a recap of what you might have missed!
—Walmart strikers bus tour: We gave our support as they delivered a letter to their managers at the Columbia, Laurel and Capital Plaza stores. Check out the photos from the event.
—2014 Candidate for Maryland Governor Stands Strong with Giant & Safeway Workers: As store actions continue, we had the support from Doug Gansler and his running mate Jolene Ivey at the Bowie Safeway on Tuesday morning. They braved the cold to inform customers about what’s at stake in our contract, collected pledge cards and hand delivered them to the manager on duty. Check out the coverage in the Baltimore Sun.
—We took a stand for increasing the minimum wage in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County and won! The wage will steadily increase over the next 4 years, reaching $11.50 by 2017. Check out the coverage from WJLA news. Monday, a D.C. Council committee unanimously approved a bill that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $11.50/hr. by 2016. Details here.