There are still a few openings for volunteers at the ongoing 2015 DC LaborFest. Volunteers get a LaborFest t-shirt and free Labor FilmFest passes. The 2015 DC LaborFest runs through May 31, with more than 50 exciting events scheduled, including the 15th annual DC Labor FilmFest, plus labor art, music, book, history and even soccer events. Go to dclabor.org and click on LaborFest to sign up.
On today's labor calendar, a Farmworker Justice Award Reception is set for 6:00pm at the Beacon Hotel and then at 7:00pm don’t miss the DC LaborFest screening of the classic film The Grapes Of Wrath, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year! Go to dclabor.org and click on calendar for complete details.
In today's labor history, the Works Progress Administration was established in 1935 at a cost of nearly $5 billion —or about $86 billion today —to provide work opportunities for millions during the Great Depression.
Today's labor quote is by Ma Joad, played by Jane Darwell in The Grapes of Wrath:
“Rich fellas come up an' they die, an' their kids ain't no good an' they die out. But we keep a'comin'. We're the people that live. They can't wipe us out; they can't lick us. We'll go on forever, Pa, 'cause we're the people.”
The Grapes of Wrath was written by John Steinbeck; John Ford directed the movie, which screens at AFI tonight.
YOUR RIGHTS AT WORK: Tip #6 (click below)
This is Chris Garlock, with Union City Radio’s Your Rights at Work tip of the day:
D.C. workers are protected from discrimination based on criminal records. Most employers in the District of Columbia cannot ask a job applicant if they have a criminal history during the application and interview part of the hiring process or at any time before extending a “conditional job offer.” A conditional job offer is just an offer that depends on the results of a criminal background check or screening.
Find out more about your rights at work from the Employment Justice Center, at DCEJC.ORG or call 202-828-9675.