That’s exactly what TSoul is doing as he embraces his journey on the NBC singing talent show, “The Voice,” where he made it through the first night of live playoffs Monday night.
The son of UFCW Local 400 member and representative Kenny Pinkard, who works for Omega Protein, TSoul’s journey has been shaped by his father’s dedication to union activism and changing his community for the better.
“Music is my way of serving people, just as my dad and those he’s worked with at Local 400 have done for countless others,” said Tsoul, who advanced to the next round next Monday night at 8pm on NBC.
On today's labor calendar:
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Amy Goldstein discusses "Janesville: An American Story, When Jobs Disappear" today at 5 pm at Georgetown University.
And at 5:30pm Thomas Shapiro discusses his new book “Toxic Inequality: Race, Mobility, Wealth and Politics in Today’s America” at New America.
Full details are on our website at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1911, more than 6,000 immigrant workers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the nation’s “Furniture City” —Germans, Dutch, Lithuanians and Poles—put down their tools and struck 59 factories for four months in what was to become known as the Great Furniture Strike.
In 1995, an American domestic terrorist’s bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, 99 of whom were government employees.
Today’s labor quote is by George Meany, the longtime American labor union leader who was the key figure in the creation of the AFL-CIO and served as the AFL-CIO's first president, from 1955 to 1979.
George Meany, who said
“Greed to make the last dollar of profit led those employers to use violence, the courts and blacklists as weapons against unionism. They sought to deny workers their First Amendment rights-to act together and to speak freely to encourage others to join their cause. Those rights endangered their profits, and they felt-and some still feel-money to be important than rights.”
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