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Remembering Jon Fromer
Remembering Jon Fromer

      May 11, 1946 – January 2, 2013 Originally published in Labor’s Edge by Rebecca Band, California Labor Federation “There are two ways to bring light to the world. One is to be the flame and the other is to be the mirror that reflects the flame. Jon Fromer is one of those […]

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Joe Glazer: Singer, Songwriter, Union Activist
Joe Glazer: Singer, Songwriter, Union Activist

This article first appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine Music has played an important role in the labor movement’s efforts to uplift, organize, and build solidarity among workers for more than a century. And for the past seven decades, singer-songwriter Joe Glazer dedicated his many talents to the fight […]

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Anthem for UFCW Local 400
Anthem for UFCW Local 400

UFCW Local 400 premiered its first music video to the Giant and Safeway members at their contract vote meeting April 3, 2012 at the DC Armory. This is the first video of its kind for the Local. Vance “Head-Roc” Levy, a D.C.-based hip-hop artist, with the help of his music mentor, Dwayne Lee, wrote and […]

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LHF Salutes Crystal Lee Sutton, The Real Norma Rae
LHF Salutes Crystal Lee Sutton, The Real Norma Rae

Crystal Lee Sutton, the real life labor organizer upon whom the 1979 movie Norma Rae was based passed away on September 16th after a battle with brain cancer. Learn about her terrific work on behalf of working people.

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Back to School Featured Artist/Activist: Ken Giles and Shepherd Elementary
Back to School Featured Artist/Activist: Ken Giles and Shepherd Elementary

Music teacher Ken Giles of Shepherd Elementary School in Washington, DC has created a unique curriculum and full-length performance to show how music reflects and teaches about the links between history art culture and social movements. The idea that songs can change our lives is at the core of “Songs of Freedom and Justice” which takes us through 150 years of American people’s history.

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