On today's labor calendar, meet the local filmmakers working on “Creative Feds” a documentary about federal workers who find outlets for their creativity both on and off the job; the free noontime LaborFest screening is at the AFL-CIO; also at noon, there’s a free LaborFest tour of the Iron Workers headquarters, featuring handmade motorcycles, a wall mural, historic tools and photos. And then tonight at 7:30 catch a performance of Metamorphosis, a dramatic adaption of the Franz Kafka novel, at the Capital Fringe Trinidad Theatre. And tomorrow the DC LaborFest will host its first Labor History Bike Tour starting at 10am at Freedom Plaza. Go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details – including registration or tickets -- on all these events.
In today's labor history, Jerry Wurf, who was to serve as president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees from 1964 to his death in 1981, was born in New York City in 1919. The union grew from about 220,000 members to more than 1 million during his presidency. And on this date in 1970, about 200 construction workers in New York City attacked a crowd of Vietnam war protesters four days after the Kent State killings. In 1997, some 12,000 Steelworker-represented workers at Goodyear Tire & Rubber won an 18-day strike for improved wages and job security.
Today's labor quote is by Jerry Wurf, who said;
“Government workers have proved that when they are not dealt with justly, they will defy the law. And they have proved that, in such situations, government is powerless.”
YOUR RIGHTS AT WORK: Tip #8 (click below)
This is Chris Garlock, with Union City Radio’s Your Rights at Work tip of the day:
Unless you usually work shifts that are less than four hours long, your employer must pay you for at least four hours of work for each day you report to work but are sent home, or are given less than four hours of work.
Find out more about your rights at work from the Employment Justice Center, at DCEJC.ORG or call 202-828-9675.