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Peoples' Film Series
On the third Friday of each month, we will be seeing films that bring us together, inspiring and empowering us. After each showing, we will share our impressions - yours and those of others in your community. Your donation of $10.00 will pay for the refreshments for four nights (no alcoholic beverages please); the film showing and the socializing are free!
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SUPPORT FOR WORKING FAMILIES
Over 62,000 workers represented by seven UFCW local unions in Southern California have been bargaining since March for a fair contract that will preserve their benefits and keep good, family-supporting jobs in their communities. Congratulations to these valiant workers. They are an inspiration to all of us!
(from the website of the NLRB )
United States National Labor Relations Act
Section 7 "Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representation of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining"
Employee Free Choice Act
ESTHER & PHILIP'S
MARXIST LENINIST LIBRARY
MEETS EACH & EVERY SATURDAY
Los Angeles' unemployment rate: 12%
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Fight for the Unemployed & Homeless !
TOGETHER WE ARE !
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Los Angeles Workers' Center
by Mike Hall, Sep 10, 2011
Paul Robeson in the USSR
Paul Robeson, once the premier African American artist of the 20th century, is well known as a scholar, athlete, actor and activist.Less well known is his long commitment to the union movement and his belief that the achievement of full equality for African Americans and other people of color is inextricably linked with the full equality of Americas working men and women.
Now you can learn more about Robesons commitment to unions and equality at the Labor Artsnewvirtual museum exhibit of Old Man River: Paul Robeson and the NMU. According to the exhibit:
Symbolic of Robesons devotion to the labor movement is his close connection with the National Maritime Union (NMU), which emerged from a failed effort by dissident members of the International Seamens Union in 1936 to improve the poor working conditions of sailors on merchant ships of the time, and the racial discrimination that was practiced on American vessels.
Using labor and folk songs as the medium, this exhibit explores Robesonsextraordinary efforts to use his prestige to oppose racial discrimination in hiring and operating ships and to secure humane living and working conditions for all sailors, including African Americans.
The exhibit features eight songs by Robeson in NMU settings: Waterboy, The House I Live In, Ol Man River, Joe Hill, Oh, No John, It Aint Necessarily So, The Peat Bog Soldiers and Shenandoah.
The Robeson exhibit is one of four exhibits Labor Arts is preparing on the NMU, which merged with the Seafarers (SIU)in 2001. Click here to view the exhibit and hear the songs.
Hues of Red / Matices en Tinta Roja
Poecia, musica, y mucho mas!
Rolando y Rolando
Eric A. Gordon