Workers at Lululemon in Georgetown filed a petition to unionize last Wednesday in an effort to bargain for improved collaboration, transparency and pay equity on behalf of 33 employees. The workers are organized as the Association of Concerted Educators (Lululemon refers to its retail staff as educators) and received a response from the athleticwear maker, saying it would “respect the process.”
As previously union-free retail locations continue to organize, Starbucks announced last week it would close 16 of its stores, including the one in Union Station on July 31, citing “safety concerns.” 🤔🤔🤔
Metro is preparing to close parts of the Yellow Line for seven months starting in September, which will be the longest-ever closure in its history (don’t we love a new WMATA record!). First, the Yellow and Blue Lines past DCA will shut as they finalize work to open the new Potomac Yard station. Then, the Yellow Line bridge between Pentagon and L’Enfant w will remain closed for another 6 months for repairs.
WHO declared the global monkeypox outbreak an international public health emergency Saturday as case numbers continue to grow. While Europe hosts the majority of cases, DC topped the US in reported cases per capita last week.
Any questions? DC Health and Washington Blade are hosting a monkeypox townhall tonight at Eaton DC. (7pm)