Stand Up for Public Workers, Support the Workers’ Rights Board

rnWorkers’ Rights Board Hearingrn”Defending Public Workers”rnThursday, Nov. 20thrn6:30 – 9pmrnJohn A. Wilson Buildingrn1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW room 412rnMetro Center or Federal Triangle MetrornrnSince coming into office, Mayor Fenty and his administration have launched an attack on public sector employees and the communities they serve — scape-goating workers for structural problems, firing teachers on probation for no reason, contracting out entire sectors of our public health services, stepping over due process and outright ignoring opposition from affected communities. rnrnOn Tuesday, October 21st DC Jobs with Justice is holding a Workers’ Rights Board Hearing to respond to these attacks. Workers and community members will testify on the impact of these attacks before a high-profile board of faith and community leaders, public officials andrnacademics. The panels will focus specifically on healthcare and education, and public officials have been invited to explain themselves.rnrnWe need your help to make it a success! Here’s what you can do:rn1. Forward the email announcement below to your lists and include it inrnupcoming calendars. rn2. Volunteer! We need help the day of the event for the following shifts: rn10am – noon: Press calls at the JwJ office (great way to get media experience!)rn5:30- 6:30pm: Set-up at the Wilson Buildingrn6:30-7:30pm: Sign-inrn8:30-9:30pm: Clean-uprnrnThe hearing is free and open to the public. For more information or to sign up to volunteer contact Ruth Castel-Branco at Rcastel@dclabor.org or 202.974.8281.

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