That’s Jeffrey Higgins, a member of IATSE Local 868 Treasurers and Ticketsellers here in Washington, DC, in a video message he sent to front-of-house workers at the Salt Lake Film Society who were organizing a union. The workers were inspired by the pro-union message in Boots Riley’s 2018 film “Sorry To Bother You” – which we just showed in the DC Labor FilmFest last month – and Boots himself recorded a message of solidarity with the Salt Lake Film Society workers, who in April voted overwhelmingly to unionize and are now negotiating their first contract.
(audio: solidarity works)
On today’s labor calendar, tune in at 5pm today right here on WPFW 89.3FM for this month’s Labor [email protected] with The Black Coffee Trio, led by retired union electrician Dick Bissell.
For the latest local labor calendar listings, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1912, Massachusetts became the first state to establish a minimum wage.
Today’s labor quote is from the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act, signed into law on this date in 1975 after years of effort by the United Farm Workers union. The goal of the Act is to, quote, "ensure peace in the agricultural fields by guaranteeing justice for all agricultural workers and stability in labor relations."
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