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Union City Radio: 7:15a; WPFW-FM 89.3
May Day/LaborFest Radio Special: Wed, May 1, 9am – 12pm
WPFW 89.3FM or listen online
Support the Girls (film): Wed, May 1, 7:15pm – 9:15pm
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
“A Winning, Rambunctious Comedy About Work in America.”*
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Tickets are still available for NoVA Labor's 6th annual "Tribute to Labor" dinner, coming up Friday May 10 at Sheraton Tysons. AFA President Sara Nelson will keynote, and Governor Terry McAuliffe is the special guest. For tickets contact Cindy Connors, [email protected].
Learn organizing tips and campaign strategies that you can take back to your union, and meet and network with DC area rank-and-file organizers and activists at the Secrets of a Successful Organizer training on May 18, put on by Labor Notes. Workshops include "Beating Apathy," "Assemble Your Dream Team" and "Swing into Action." Meet and network with DC area rank-and-file organizers and activists.
“Unions historically have been at the forefront of establishing things like the 40-hour work week, the weekend, child labor laws, fair benefits and decent wages.”
Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week’s show: The 1969 Charleston hospital workers' strike, and “Reconsidering Southern Labor History."
An explosion at the Everettville mine in Everettville, W. Va., kills 109 miners, many of whom lie in unmarked graves to this day - 1927
The Obama administration’s National Labor Relations Board implements new rules to speed up unionization elections. The new rules are largely seen as a counter to employer manipulation of the law to prevent workers from unionizing - 2012
Labor history courtesy Today In Labor History.