Movie workers take stand for safe jobs
“Fraturday.” That’s the workday that starts on Friday and goes right through Saturday, creating dangerous – and sometimes fatal -- working conditions for far too many in the movie industry, CDavid Cottrill tells Union City. Cottrill is Business Agent for IATSE 488 Studio Mechanics for the Northwest and on today’s Your Rights At Work radio show (1p on WPFW 89.3FM) he’ll discuss the strike vote IATSE is taking tomorrow that could be the largest strike in Hollywood since World War II. Members of the Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) this week launched a petition demanding a sustainable deal for 60,000 behind-the-scenes film and tv workers in the US. “If enough of us sign, we can show we stand as one in our fight to end unsafe hours, unlivable wages and the lack of reasonable rest on set,” said IATSE.
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DC Paid Family Leave Workshop: Thu, September 30, 12pm – 1pm
On October 1st, the DC Department of Employment Services is set to expand benefits and access to Paid Family and Medical Leave for DC workers, thanks to the hard work of the DC Paid Family Leave Coalition and numerous other activists, leaders, workers, and community members.
Join DC Jobs with Justice, First Shift Justice Project, and Jews United for Justice for a webinar on these new benefits and how to access them for you and your family! Details and registration are below, please email [email protected] with any questions.
Union City Radio: Your Rights at Work: Thu, September 30, 1pm – 2pm
WPFW 89.3 FM or listen online. Hosts: Chris Garlock and Ed Smith; JOIN US AT 202-588-0893.
Today’s guests: CDavid Cottril: IATSE voting on possible major Hollywood strike; Melinda Fiedler: Oct. 1 updates to DC Paid Family & Medical Leave; Tracy Lingo: Union-busting at the Sheraton in Columbia, MD & the 'right to return'.
KI Fall Open House: Thu, September 30, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Dahlgren Quad, Georgetown University; Optional RSVP via Facebook
Womxn’s Labor Leadership Symposium: WILL Empower Awards ceremony 2021: Fri, October 1, 11:30am – 1:30pm
REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED, but the public-facing session – the WILL Empower Awards ceremony – will be available via Facebook live on the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization Facebook page linked here.
NATCA Sponsored Member-to-Member Lit Drop Walk: Sat, October 2, 9am – 1pm
Come to NoVA Labor for a member-to-member lit drop rally. NATCA's AnneMarie Sullivan will sing the National Anthem!
Due to covid precautions we will gather outdoors and we will not be serving lunch. Individually wrapped breakfast snacks and water will be provided.
4536 John Marr Drive, Annandale. Questions contact Bob Zabel. [email protected] 317-489-2501.
Labor Photo: NoVA Labor canvass
“Last week ATU Local 689 sponsored the hot breakfast at our Saturday canvass,” reports Virginia Diamond. “Elissa McBride, Secretary-Treasurer of AFSCME as well as President Raymond Jackson of 689, joined the canvass launch.” This Saturday, NATCA will be the sponsor and “we can expect a delicious breakfast and the exquisite singing of Anne-Marie Sullivan!” says Diamond. See Calendar, above, for details.
“I hope this reflects the power of art.”
Firstenberg organized the “In America: Remember” exhibition, which honors the hundreds of thousands of Americans lost to COVID-19; there’s still time (today’s the deadline) to add names, which will then appear in physical form on the National Mall.