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Published On 4/18/2024
It’s finally here! LHF is at the Great Labor Arts Exchange at Labor Notes in Chicago.
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Published On 4/18/2024
Abolitionist John Brown is mistaken for a Black Lives Matter activist in Gene Bruskin’s latest labor musical, Matewan and Office Space return to the DC Labor FilmFest, and a tour guide keeps Black worker history alive.
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Published On 4/13/2024
Photo by Ryan Caulfield, Ventura, Calif., IBEW Local 952. One of the winning entries in the IBEW’s annual photo contest.
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Published On 4/13/2024
UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta celebrated her 94th birthday on April 10...
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Published On 4/13/2024
April 12: Birth of Florence Reece, active in Harlan County, Ky. coal strikes and author of famed labor song “Which Side Are You On?”
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Published On 4/12/2024
As the total solar eclipse captivated much of the nation on Monday, two local newspapers went dark.
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Published On 4/12/2024
Production workers from DreamWorks Animation have officially voted to form a union with The Animation Guild (TAG), also known as Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 839, and the Motion Picture Editors Guild (IATSE Local 700).
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Published On 4/12/2024
@FordhamGSW’s practice picket line on April 11.
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Published On 4/12/2024
Previewing the 2024 DC Labor FilmFest, winners of the IBEW’s annual photo contest, Si Kahn on Coal Mining Woman. Plus: celebrating the UFW’s Dolores Huerta.
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Published On 4/5/2024
The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) announced Tuesday that members have voted to ratify the Basic Theatrical Motion Picture and Basic Television Motion Picture Agreements contract that was unanimously recommended by the bargaining committee in February.
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Published On 4/5/2024
John McCutcheon, who called Si Kahn “The best damn songwriter in the South…in his spare time!” back in 1975, is throwing an online birthday party for his longtime friend on April 14.
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Published On 4/2/2024
After more than two years of management slow-walking negotiations, The NewsGuild-CWA (TNG-CWA), which represents Oxford University Press (OUP) workers in the United States, is making plans for a potential strike.
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Published On 4/2/2024
The Minnesota-based Farmer-Labor Education Committee has issued a call for a community-engaged art commission. Deadline is Friday, April 12th; info session April 5 at 4p CST.
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Published On 4/1/2024
We can’t guarantee that your coffee or tea – or other beverage of choice – will taste better in your Labor Heritage Foundation mug, but why take a chance?
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Published On 3/31/2024
“Is the Folk Music and the New Deal program (streamed March 26) available in archive?” wonders Hazel Schlueter.
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Published On 3/31/2024
Rockin’ Your Rally and Picket Line, Creative Tactics and Strategic Mischief, and Songwriting for the Movement are just a few of the sessions available at this year’s Great Labor Arts Exchange, being held April 18-21 at the Labor Notes conference in Chicago.
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Published On 3/30/2024
Changing Lives, Changing L.A.: four members of UNITE HERE Local 11 share their stories.
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Published On 3/30/2024
Workers at a popular new and used bookstore in Richmond, Virginia, have officially joined UFCW Local 400.
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Published On 3/30/2024
SAG-AFTRA members have ratified new three-year television and basic cable animation contracts covering voice actors, with overwhelming support.
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Published On 3/29/2024
In honor of Women's History Month, the DC Labor FilmFest and Workers Unite! Film Festival are presenting two films On Demand this weekend: Storming Caesars Palace and The Exchange Girl.
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Published On 3/29/2024
Workers at the Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood in Universal City, California, have officially voted to unionize with the Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).
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Published On 3/29/2024
After holding the picket line for nearly three weeks, unionized workers at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) have successfully ratified a new contract that delivers victories on core member issues.
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Published On 3/29/2024
March 29, 1948: “Battle of Wall Street,” police charge strikers lying down in front of stock exchange doors, 43 arrested
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Published On 3/29/2024
“The most important word in the language of the working class is ‘solidarity’”
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Published On 3/29/2024
This portrait of two young women who died in the Triangle Factory Fire on March 25, 1911 — sisters Lucia Maltese (age 20) and Rosarea Maltese (age 14)—is carried by family members at the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Factory Fire in 2011.
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Published On 3/29/2024
The Golden Butterfly Band
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Published On 3/25/2024
Leaders of the Coalition of Labor Union Women celebrated the organization’s 50th anniversary on Sunday at the “Transcending” Labor Legacy Landmark in Detroit, Michigan.
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Published On 3/25/2024
“I had the good fortune, in the mid-1970s, to be invited into a creative writing class as an audit student—my introduction to the craft of engaged poetry,” writes Susan Eisenberg in her March 21 Labor Notes post.
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Published On 3/24/2024
Graduate workers at Northwestern University, members of UE Local 1122, have ratified their first UE contract
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Published On 3/24/2024
Don't Play With My Money - Don't Play with My Family
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Published On 3/24/2024
“Gracias a Martín: Courtesy of the Custodian,” by Akilah Lisbon
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Published On 3/24/2024
"I thought it was going to be a light comedy about actors who get the same day job..."
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Published On 3/23/2024
The Oakland Museum of California voluntarily recognized OMCA Workers United, an affiliate of AFSCME Council 57 Cultural Workers United and the museum’s first union, last week.
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Published On 3/23/2024
Labor leaders share their favorite sheroes, an REI worker writes a play and the Coalition of Labor Union Women celebrates 50 years.
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Published On 3/23/2024
Storming Caesars Palace
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Published On 3/22/2024
A 32-day lockout of major league baseball players ends; B.C.’s Tough and Fearless Truck-Driving Woman
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Published On 3/22/2024
Boss made a $
I made a dime
That was a poem
From a simpler time...
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Published On 3/22/2024
This was a very big week for the Labor Heritage Foundation. After months of painstaking behind-the-scenes work, the new LHF website went live this week, LHF released merchandise featuring our brand-new new logo, and the 2024 DC Labor FilmFest schedule and merch shop was released.
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Published On 3/22/2024
Workers at Nitehawk Cinema’s Prospect Park location in Brooklyn voted in favor of the union last weekend.
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Published On 3/22/2024
Workers at the Denver Art Museum are celebrating their new union.
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Published On 3/22/2024
After just over a month since coming forward with their intent to organize, dancers at the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) have won their election to form a union with the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).
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Published On 2/24/2024
EDITOR’S NOTE: Tuesday night’s performance of “We Were There” with Bev Grant, CarolAnn Solebello and the DC Labor Chorus was absolutely transcendent; there wasn’t an empty seat in the house nor a dry eye as the performers brought women’s labor history brilliantly alive and Elise Bryant brought us all to our feet at the end, leading a foot-stomping communal performance of Solidarity Forever. Very special thanks and appreciation to the American Federation of Musicians’ Music Performance Trust Fund, which made it possible for LHF to present the evening free of charge. - Chris Garlock; photo by Hetty Scofield
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Published On 2/24/2024
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Published On 2/23/2024
Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land Is Your Land” following a frigid trip -- partially by hitchhiking, partially by rail -- from California to Manhattan.
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Published On 2/23/2024
“The #IGNCG has been granted voluntary recognition,” tweeted the IGN Creators Guild yesterday.
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Published On 2/18/2024
Art Shields: The People’s Scribe
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Published On 2/18/2024
Go Ask Angela- Colleen Kattau
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Published On 2/18/2024
Velma Hopkins
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Published On 2/18/2024
Black, Red, White and Blue: Union and civil rights organizer Si Kahn on “Black, Red, White and Blue,” his song about a Black World War II veteran...
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Published On 2/18/2024
Sen. Warren Backs MASS MoCA Strike as It Enters Second Week
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is throwing her support behind the MASS MoCA Union (UAW Local 2110), members at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) who have been on strike since March 6 amid stalled contract negotiations. In a post on X, Warren said she stands in solidarity with them and that “Museum management should negotiate with union workers in good faith for a fair deal.”
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Published On 2/18/2024
The 2024 Labor Notes Conference – which includes the Great Labor Arts Exchange -- is just two months away: April 19-21. Act fast and register today—the early-bird rate of $140 expires on March 1!
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Published On 2/18/2024
“I have bad news and good news about the effort to preserve the ‘Solidarity’ mural at the UE Hall in Chicago,” reports Kari Thompson, Director of UE’s Research and Education Fund.
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Published On 2/15/2024
The Inventory of American Labor Landmarks, directed by Saul Schniderman, is a catalog of sites in the United States commemorating the history and heritage of America’s workers.
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