From Metro Washington Labor Council AFL-CIO <[email protected]>
Subject Upcoming Events/Save The Date
Date January 9, 2023 10:47 AM
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Labor Photo: Sen. Fetterman & UNITE HERE 23

DC Labor Chorus '22 concert "radio edit" released

Labor Quote

Today's Labor History


Today's Labor Calendar

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Union City Radio: 7:15am, WPFW-FM 89.3 FM

2-minute audio version of the Metro Washington Labor Council's Union City newsletter.


January 13-16: AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

Washington, DC; visit [link removed] for more information and to register.

January 15: MLK "Gonna Take Us All" Ball

Silver Spring Civic Center; [link removed] click here for details/tickets.

January 28: Catholic Labor Network Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency, Washington DC; [link removed] Click to register.

January 29-30: Virginia AFL-CIO Legislative Conference
Details TBA.

Labor Photo: Sen. Fetterman & UNITE HERE 23

"Look at that Local 23 Union Button!" tweeted [link removed] UNITE HERE Local 23 when newly sworn-in Senator John Fetterman (D., PA) included this photo in his Jan. 4 tweet.

DC Labor Chorus '22 concert "radio edit" released

If you missed the December 11 Evening of Favorite and Sacred Songs concert by the DC Labor Chorus - or if you were there and want to hear highlights -- they've released a one-hour "radio edit" that aired on WPFW's "Your Rights At Work" during the holidays. [link removed] Click here to check it out. The Chorus will also be performing at the Labor Heritage Foundation's annual MLK "Gonna Take Us All" Ball on Sunday, January 15 at the Silver Spring Civic Center; [link removed] click here for details/tickets.

Labor Quote: Congressional Workers Union

"Today, CWU honors the workers who were impacted by January 6th, and we recommit to fight collectively for a safer workplace and stronger democracy."

From [link removed] CWU's series of tweets marking the second anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Today's Labor History

This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] The Cambridge Movement. Last week's show: [link removed] "No Labor Dictators for Us".

Eighty thousand Chicago construction workers strike - 1922

Southern Tenant Farmers' Union leads Missouri Highway sit-down of 1,700 families. They had been evicted from their homes so landowners wouldn't have to share government crop subsidy payments with them - 1939

The administration of George W. Bush declares federal airport security screeners will not be allowed to unionize so as not to "complicate" the war on terrorism. The decision was challenged and eventually overturned after Bush left office - 2003

David Prosten

photo: Arthur Rothstein, State highway officials moving sharecroppers away from roadside to area between the levee and the Mississippi River, New Madrid County, Missouri, January 1939. FSA-OWI Collection, Library of Congress, LC-USF33- 002975-M2. From [link removed] "Out Yonder on the Road": Working Class Self-Representation and the 1939 Roadside Demonstration in Southeast Missouri.


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