DC LaborFest: SOCCER, WHISKEY, THEATER AND UNION CITY RADIO
Organized and presented by the Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO, the DC LaborFest features a wide-ranging selection of art about work, workers and workers’ issues.
Sat, May 13: DC UNITED UNION NIGHT Thu, May 18: LABOR 411 UNION BEER AND WHISKEY TASTING May 17 through June 3 (previews May 17-18): HEALTH CARE CRISIS PLAYS: MERCY KILLERS & SIDE EFFECTS
UNION CITY RADIO Weekdays at 7:15a on WPFW 89.3 FM or listen online at http://wpfwfm.org WPFW’s LIVE@5 LABOR EDITION 5p, live on WPFW 89.3 FM YOUR RIGHTS AT WORK Thursdays, 1:00p; WPFW 89.3 or listen online
See below for detailed event write-ups and links to purchase tickets or RSVP.
DC UNITED UNION NIGHT
Sat, May 13, 7:00p; RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union Tickets: $20 per seat ($5 goes to CASA); Groups of 25 will have tailgate tent, table, and space provided by D.C. United. Click here to purchase ticketsPromo Code: LABOR17 or contact Jake Lucas 202.587.5000 or email [email protected] Co-sponsored by FC Solidaridad Join us as D.C. United takes on the Philadelphia Union. DC United will recognize labor unions throughout the DMV area at this game, which features discounted tickets for all unions, union members, and their guests for the match.
LABOR 411 UNION BEER AND WHISKEY TASTING
Thu, May 18, 5:30-7:30pm The Dubliner, Phoenix Park Hotel, 4 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001
$25, order ticket here: Buy union, shop union, drink union! DC Labor 411 and the DC LaborFest host our first-ever all-union beer and whiskey tasting, along with delicious appetizers at one of DC’s very finest union establishments (thank you Unite Here Local 25!). Labor 411 is the nation’s premier directory of union-made goods and services; find out more at labor411.orgThe Dubliner, Phoenix Park Hotel, 4 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Health Care Crisis Plays: Mercy Killers & Side Effects
written and performed by Michael Milligan
Two amazing plays in rep May 17 through June 3 (previews May 17-18) Mike is an Actors Equity activist involved in their "Fair Wage Onstage" Campaign in NYC
Mercy Killers Blue collar Joe grapples with his red state ideals when he realizes the measures he must take to care for his beloved wife. A surprisingly tender love story, Mercy Killers is an unblinking look at health care in America. Exceptional. In our ever present day of political discourse, finger pointing, and profitable racket over healthcare, Milligan manages to strip down the arguments by humanizing them to a frustrating, but immensely profound degree. — Manhattan Digest
Side Effects As bureaucratic pressures collide with his professional and personal responsibilities, a doctor must reconcile the art and business of medicine. More than half of physicians in America struggle with burnout. Playwright Michael Milligan spent the last couple years asking doctors around the country “why?” Here are the answers, a stunning revelation of just how complicated things are.
Taffety Punk logo by Ryan Nelson. Mercy Killer photo by Daylon Walton. Side Effects photo by Allan Nowakowski.
UNION CITY RADIO
UNION CITY RADIO Weekdays at 7:15a on WPFW 89.3 FM or listen online at http://wpfwfm.org Check out our podcast: Union City Radio Brief audio version of the award-winning Union City electronic newsletter, featuring DC-area labor news, updates, calendar and labor history with Union City Managing Editor Chris Garlock.
WPFW’s LIVE@5 LABOR EDITION 5p, live on WPFW 89.3 FM Live performances on your radio by artists who “put the movement back in the movement!” Friday, April 29: LaborFest preview show with guests TBA Tuesday, May 2: Labor R&B & Jazz show: Lee Anderson and Bev Holton Thursday, May 4: Songs for the Resistance: Joe Uehlein Tuesday, May 9: Aztec Sun Wednesday, May 17: Love Songs from the Liberation Wars Tuesday, May 23: Magpie (Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner) Tuesday, May 30: Labor Jazz Showcase
YOUR RIGHTS AT WORK Thursdays, 1:00p; WPFW 89.3 or listen online Check out our podcast: Union City Radio Union City Radio’s Chris Garlock and DCNA’s Ed Smith discuss worker rights and take listener calls. Garlock, Union Cities Coordinator for the Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO, hosts the daily Union City Radio feature on WPFW (weekdays at 7:15a). Smith is the Executive Director of the DC Nurses Association. PLUS: listen daily all month for the Workers Rights Tip of the Day!
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