2017 DC LABORFEST LINE-UP: Details, links & Trailers!
Hidden story behind DC United's Union Night
"My grandfather is a huge influence in my life even though I only knew him for three years and barely remember him," says William "Jake" Lucas, Senior Account Executive, Group Ticket Sales at D.C. United. "I was able to meet him through the stories my mom and his friends, mostly from the steel workers union, told me and my sister. Every group night I create has a hidden story behind it and I am beyond excited to see how successful our Labor Night has become. Thank you Chris Garlock, AFL-CIO, and all of the labor unions in DC for your hard work in helping bring out over 500 local labor union members to our last match!"
Williams and Workers “Dig” LaborFest Event
AFSCME library workers who gathered together on May 10 at the LaborFest event “Digging Where We Stand: Uncovering Local Labor Histories” at the Northeast Branch library of the District of Columbia Public Library were treated to a bit of living history from former Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO President Jos Williams, who provided some much-needed background about labor unrest at the Library of Congress in the early 1970s. An employee of the Library at the time, Williams was at the forefront of key events there which culminated in the founding of two AFSCME Locals. “Digging in our workplaces to find our union stories keeps the past in front of us,” presenter David Fernández-Barrial said. “People want to ‘put the past behind us’ and ‘move on’, but are curiously never willing to have history in front of them or to deal with its real consequences in the present day. Jos did his part to help us unearth some important treasures of militancy and advocacy in our LOC and DCPL workplaces, and provide a small measure of justice for those who fought for the dignity and respect of the employees of these institutions.”
Just Added! More films, plus Two 1-Man Plays!
“RISING FROM THE RAILS” and “10,000 MEN NAMED GEORGE”
Sat, May 13, 12:00pm; Click here for details/tickets
HEALTH CARE CRISIS PLAYS: MERCY KILLERS & SIDE EFFECTS
written and performed by Michael Milligan; Two amazing plays in rep May 17 through June 3
Click here now for schedule and tickets
2017 LaborFest PDF posted!
Click here to download a full-color PDF of the 2017 DC LaborFest program guide.
DC LaborFest “Save the Date” card released
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