Prinicipal Officer Richard Hooker Jr. spoke to over a hundred workers gathered at a Labor Day rally in support of sanitation workers. The rally was co-sponsored by Local 623, AFSCME DC 33, AFSCME DC 47, and several other local unions. Demands included hazard pay, personal protective equipment (PPE) and no layoffs. The diverse crowd represented many unions and different workplaces. Teachers, city workers, nurses, sanitation workers, librarians, postal workers and, of course, Teamsters all stood together in solidarity for essential workers.
The message was clear: "One Union, One Family!" You can see Rich's speech here.