The Metro Washington Council and Community Services Agency's office will close at 3p today for Memorial Day, re-opening Tuesday at 9a. The next Union City will appear on Tuesday. Have a safe, happy and relaxing holiday weekend!
Learn about the dark side of the digital revolution at today’s free noontime screening of Death by Design and be sure to RSVP now for our annual AFM Labor Jazz Showcase next Tuesday at the 14th Street Busboys and Poets, with local jazz musicians from the Washington Musicians Union, including Bob Boguslaw on piano, Antonio Parker on saxophone, Percy Smith on drums and Paul Scimonelli on bass.
PLUS: The first 50 folks at today's noontime screening get a free pair of passes to our final LaborFest screening next Wednesday night, HIDDEN FIGURES!
Death by Design: The Dirty Secret of Our Digital Addiction: Fri, May 26, 12p
Labor Jazz Showcase : Tues, May 30, 5:00p
The Metro Washington Council's Delegate Orientation has been set for next Thursday, June 1. "These are challenging times for working folks and Metro Council delegates are a big part of the future of the local labor movement," says Executive Director Carlos Jimenez. The orientation will include how to build power with the Committee on Political Education, how to get involved with the Council, delegate roles and responsibilities, and details on the Community Services Agency. Click here to register; if you need to confirm that you're a delegate from your local union, email [email protected]
photo: new delegates get sworn in at the May Council meeting; photo by Carlos Jimenez
George M. Cohan, the legendary Broadway producer who said that “I will drive an elevator for a living before I will do business with any actors’ union” after the Actors’ Equity Association was founded at a meeting in New York City’s Pabst Grand Circle Hotel on this date in 1913. A sign later appeared in Times Square reading: “Elevator operator wanted. George M. Cohan need not apply."