This month, DC37’s Public Employee Press features an article by Mike Lee on current Murphy Institute students Andra Maria Cojoc, Jerome B. Lane Jr., Jeffrey Wilson and Sheryl Calderon, all recipients of the Charles S. Ensley Scholarship. The article, entitled Local 371 celebrates 1965 welfare strikers, honors Ensley, recognizes the award recipients and describes the important role Charles Ensley played in the labor movement:
The impact of this victorious 28-day strike was far reaching: It set the stage for the massive growth of the public sector unions, especially DC 37’s parent union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and it reformed labor-city relations, establishing the framework for creating what later became the Office of Collective Bargaining.
The article is available in full here.