1199SEIU joined ShutDownDC, Black Lives Matter DC and Long Live GoGo yesterday to connect climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. While both are global crises, “here in Washington, DC the effects are very local,” said ShutDownDC. “And while both of these crises impact everyone, they do not impact everyone equally.” Early data shows that black and brown communities are getting sick and dying from COVID-19 at much higher rates than white communities. The activists fanned out across the city in two car caravans and a bike caravan “to confront the politicians and corporate executives that are putting our communities at risk,” with stops at the DC City Council, the H Street Whole Foods and other locations. See more on ShutDownDC’s Twitter feed.
"She tried to do her job, and it killed her."
The ER doctor in Manhattan committed suicide last weekend, after describing horrific scenes from the Coronavirus crisis to her family.
This week’s Labor History Today podcast: Julia Reichert: ‘We Don’t Just Interview People Once’; Montgomery Ward busted; May Day and Mother Jones
Oscar-winning director Julia Reichert, interviewed by 9 to 5 founder Karen Nussbaum; the AFL-CIO’s Damon Silvers on how the Montgomery Ward CEO was busted for unionbusting; Saul Schniderman celebrates May Day and Mother Jones’ birthday.
Last week’s show: Sacco & Vanzetti at 100; What happened to MLK’s dream?
Coxey’s Army of 500 unemployed civil war veterans reaches Washington, DC - 1894
When their demand that only union men be employed was refused, members of the Western Federation of Miners dynamited and destroyed the $250,000 mill of the Bunker Hill Company at Wardner, Idaho - 1899
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VA Unemployment Insurance Q's and A's: Tue, April 28, 2pm – 3pm
DC Labor FilmFest: Space Jam: Tue, April 28, 7pm – 9pm
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Introduced by journalist Steven Perlberg; post-screening Q&A with Tom Zaniello, author of Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor.
Prince William County Labor Caucus: Tue, April 28, 7pm – 8pm
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