TODAY'S LABOR CALENDAR
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Union City Radio: 7:15a; WPFW-FM 89.3
Union City Radio: Your Rights at Work: Thu, May 30, 1pm – 3pm
WPFW 89.3 FM or listen online
CALL ME INTERN (film): Fri, May 31, 12pm – 1pm
AFL-CIO, 815 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20005; FREE but you must RSVP online here
The Incredible Life & Death of IBEW Founder Henry Miller: Sat, June 1, 11am – 12pm
2219 Lincoln Rd NE, Washington, DC; FREE; RSVP here
APALA, APRI, CBTU, CLUW, LCLAA, PAW and YTU. Go behind the acronyms and meet the local labor activists fighting to make a difference at the MWC Constituency Group Open House/Meet & Greet next Thursday, June 6 from 6-8p at the Takoma Busboys and Poets; RSVP HERE. The Metro Washington Council’s constituency groups address the challenges that workers from diverse backgrounds face. These groups reach out to the communities they serve, build solidarity, help out with organizing efforts and ensure full participation in our movement. The evening’s program will include brief presentations from each local constituency group and a Q&A session. Busboys’ full menu of delicious food and drink will be available for purchase.
Labor Quiz: What’s this sign all about?
Former Community Services Agency Executive Director Kathleen McKirchy spotted this intriguing sign Wednesday morning while passing through Joliet, Illinois. “At one point, Joliet, just outside of Chicago, had the second largest steel mill in the U.S.,” McKirchy writes. “Its rolled steel rails helped fuel the expansion of railroads in the late 1800's. Not sure what the sign is referring to; the only clues I found are that the building was dedicated in 1950 and the Will County Steelworkers Club was incorporated in 1945.” If you know the answer, you could win a free ticket to CSA’s 2019 Labor Night at the Nats, Saturday, June 22, 7:15 pm as the Nats take on the Braves. Email us at [email protected]
Today’s Labor Quote: "Rosie the Riveter"
From the 1943 song "Rosie the Riveter"; Rose Will Monroe, popularly known as Rosie the Riveter, died in Clarksville, Indiana on this date in 1997. During World War Two she helped bring women into the labor force…
"All the day long,
Whether rain or shine,
She's a part of the assembly line.
She's making history,
Working for victory,
Rosie the Riveter.”