Danny Schur, is the composer/ producer/co-writer of the new Hollywood, labor movie musical Stand! - now streaming on virtual cinema across America.
Stand! is a union production, made in partnership with unions across North America. It tells a riveting labor story (the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike) with a diverse cast of working-class heroes and an inspiring ode to solidarity. In its Canadian debut, the movie was the #1 Canadian movie at the box office.
In response to the unprecedented COVID pandemic, they have pivoted from in-theatre distribution to an exclusively online model. Now, union members and their families can watch the movie from the comfort of their own home - while still supporting a bricks & mortar independent movie theater of their choice.
For as little as $10.00/household, we ask union members across the U.S. to watch the movie on the virtual cinema before Jan. 28th, 2021. Click this link for tickets at the virtual theater of your choice.
"Stand! tells the important story of the power of collective action. Workers should see this film to learn not only about labor history but the important value of fighting for our rights and greater justice."
-Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
Cash prizes offered for essays on Wisconsin's labor and worker history
The Wisconsin Labor History Society announces its Essay Contest for the 2020-2021 school year for Wisconsin high school students (Grades 9-12). Win cash prizes up to $500. Write essays of about 750 words on the topic:
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For only $10, you can get your Union-Made (right here in Wisconsin) sign by contacting us at:
Our office is closed due to the pandemic, email us to set up a time for pick-up.
The South Central Federation of Labor is forming a new fund called the Labor Relief Fund, with the intention to help union members who have been laid off or furloughed during this COVID-19 crisis.
Help will be provided for Food Security, Mortgage/Rent Assistance and educational assistance to local unions affiliated with the South Central Federation of Labor. Assistance will be limited to available money raised.
We are asking local unions and individual union members who are still working to consider making a contribution to this fund.
Checks are to be made out to “South Central Federation of Labor”. Write “Labor Relief Fund” on the memo line and mail to: South Central Federation of Labor, 1602 S. Park St., #228, Madison, WI 53715.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a number of areas in which our nation was simply not prepared. Nowhere is this more true than in the workplace, where far too many men and women have been asked to do their jobs without the personal protective equipment they need to keep themselves and those around them safe.
Personal Protective Equipment is every worker’s right.
Visit unionmaskbrigade.org to download our safety decree demanding that appropriate personal protective equipment be provided to everyone whose work requires it. Print and display in your workplace.