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File #: 18-0077R    Version: 0 Name: Supporting Public Workers’ Right to Organize
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 4/16/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 4/16/2018
Enactment #:
Title: Supporting Public Workers’ Right to Organize For the purpose of supporting the freedom of all City employees to exercise their rights to a voice and dignity on the job through joining together in strong unions; and urging the Supreme Court to consider the legacy of Dr. King, the Memphis sanitation workers, and the public benefit created by workers organizing in rendering its decision in the upcoming Janus v. AFSCME case.
Sponsors: Shannon Sneed, Bill Henry, President Young, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Kristerfer Burnett, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Brandon M. Scott, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Edward Reisinger, Mary Pat Clarke, Robert Stokes, Sr., Zeke Cohen
Indexes: Public Workers, Right to Organize, Supporting
Attachments: 1. 18-0077R~1st Reader, 2. Complete File 18-0077R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Sneed


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Supporting Public Workers’ Right to Organize
For the purpose of supporting the freedom of all City employees to exercise their rights to a voice and dignity on the job through joining together in strong unions; and urging the Supreme Court to consider the legacy of Dr. King, the Memphis sanitation workers, and the public benefit created by workers organizing in rendering its decision in the upcoming Janus v. AFSCME case.
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Whereas, it is our belief that all families should have the means to thrive in safe and healthy communities.

Whereas, the working people who make our city run ought to have good jobs that can support families.

Whereas, over the last forty years, working people have become more productive than ever, yet real wages are declining and CEOs make more than ever before: 347 times more than the average person.

Whereas, 50 years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, where he marched and rallied in support of city sanitation workers on strike to demand their dignity, their humanity, and their union be recognized.

Whereas, those Memphis sanitation workers and Dr. King carried signs proclaiming “I AM A MAN” and struggled for basic freedoms: the freedom from discrimination, the freedom from degrading work conditions, the freedom to come together in strong unions to improve their place of ...

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