DC Labor Intern Network Expands
Summer interns from the AFL-CIO and Solidarity Center learned about DC’s rich labor history in a Washington Worker’s Walk on Wednesday led by Metro Council Union Cities Coordinator Chris Garlock. The event was the latest organized for the new DC Labor Intern Network – which now includes nearly 100 metro-area labor interns -- being coordinated by Sivan Rosenthal, the Metro Washington Council’s summer intern, who’s also working as a writer for Union City while Garlock heads off for his Wales Walk (click here for details on how to support the MWC Community Services Agency's Emergency Assistance Fund). Rosenthal, a rising junior at Rutgers, came into the labor movement through United Students Against Sweatshops, where she’ll be starting as a regional organizer in the fall. “USAS has connected me with other students from around the country who are passionate about social justice and fighting hard where they live to make positive change,” said Rosenthal. “I hope I can put together a similar experience for the young people working in the DC labor movement this summer by letting them know about interesting labor events as well as hosting some fun events and parties. Hopefully they will build relationships that will carry on past the summer, and across the country.” Any DC-area labor interns interested in joining or getting involved should email [email protected]
photo: Rosenthal at the June 6 COSH demo at the Chamber of Commerce; photo by Chris Garlock
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