“Organizing the DC labor interns was an incredibly rewarding experience,” says Mack Miller, this year’s Metro Washington Council Union Cities intern. “The opportunity to meet other DC labor interns and see all of us come together and get to know each other was an amazing experience.” Miller (at far right in photo) says he also really enjoyed being a part of Union City Radio’s Your Rights at Work show on WPFW 89.3FM every week. “Being in a professional radio studio and getting the chance to be on air while important conversations about labor occurred was definitely a privilege.” Miller wrapped up his internship last week and is heading back to his senior year at Rutgers University. The internship, now in its third year, is a partnership between Rutgers’ Center for Innovation in Worker Organization and the Metro Washington Council and was created and inspired by Dr. Coralie Farlee, a longtime local activist. The internship with the Metro Council’s Union Cities program focuses on communications and membership mobilization. “My work at the Council this summer has had a huge impact on what I want to do with my future and has helped me get a better handle on how I can improve my own organizing and communication skills,” Miller said, noting that he plans to continue his work as a student organizer with United Students Against Sweatshops at Rutgers.
photo (l-r): AFSCME Education Coordinator Deanna Richards, IBEW Education Director Amanda Pacheco, Director of the Rutgers Center for Innovation in Worker Organization Marilyn Sneiderman, Union City Coordinator Chris Garlock, Metro Washington Council Union City Intern Mack Miller