The weekend of labor arts includes workshops, films, discussion groups, spoken word, jam sessions and open mike. Bring your instrument, your voice, your beat box, your song, your poem, your story or just yourself.
For details and to register, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1904, fifty thousand members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen employed in meatpacking plants walked off their jobs; demands included equalization of wages and conditions throughout U.S. plants.
Today’s labor quote is Dr John’s “Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” in memory of Dr John and recognition of the Major League Baseball strike that began on this date in 1981, forcing the cancellation of 713 games. Most observers blamed team owners for the strike: they were trying to recover from a court decision favoring the players on free agency.
(audio: Dr John)
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