WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal Newsline) - A labor committee established by Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine held its initial meeting with nearly a dozen of the District’s labor leaders in attendance.
Racine recommended the committee be formed to keep his office up-to-date on current labor issues in the District.
“The labor community plays a vital role in addressing the needs of working people and families, and it’s important for our team to hear regularly from them on real bread-and-butter issues that matter to tens of thousands of people in the District,” the attorney general said after the meeting last month.
“There are a myriad of laws on the books that seek to protect workers. OAG is committed to utilizing its resources to enforce these laws.”
Local labor leaders were invited to discuss current concerns during the committee discussions facilitated by Joslyn Williams, president of the Washington Metropolitan Council of the AFL-CIO.
Racine also gave an update on the OAG’s role. He is working on forming a similar committee to address the District’s business community.