Labor and Unions

The Nashville Peace & Justice Center regularly shares a listing of area peace-progressive events. We share it here, and the group encourages people to share the information widely. Please attend and support the events — do your part to help us all turn Tennessee purple! Among the happenings in Music City this week, the local Showing Up […]

Want to make America great again? The answer lies not with Drumpf, not with Clinton’s status quo, but with what you’ll learn in Michael Moore’s latest award-winning documentary. Lesson One: Love your neighbor. Lesson Two: If you think the land of guns, greed, and Kardashians is the greatest country in the world, you don’t know much.

For April 14, Progressive Nashville shares two ways to make a difference: Add your voice to the call to charge Donald “Short Fingered Vulgarian” Trump for inciting violence and stand with #FightFor15 activists demanding a $15 per hour minimum wage.

Venturing out in a few hours wearing my porkpie, a Bernie tee, and a smile: Workers Dignity/Dignidad Obrera sponsors a super all-ages concert event to benefit the forthcoming independent FM 104.1 WDYO. From the group’s website: Workers’ Dignity is launching WDYO, a low-power FM station that you’ll be able to listen to almost anywhere in the […]

I am still on a high following last night’s Nashville stop of the Bernie Sanders campaign’s Tennessee State Volunteer Tour. Nearly 300 people from across the Metro area were on hand at the United Auto Workers Hall to meet with Bernie 2016 staffers and to launch a mission to recruit 5,000 Tennessee volunteers to spread […]

The great man is not making a Music City stop just yet, but his national campaign organizers make an appearance in Nashville Thursday, Oct. 22. And the following day, supporters will converge at a Democratic National Committee Nashville event. Tennessee 4 Bernie announced this weekend that members of Bernie Sanders’ national campaign team will host a […]

Mercury is in retrograde, which may explain why everything is scattered and black right now.  (A painful back injury has left me prone and miserable of late.) Happily, that depressing period should be coming to an end Oct. 9. That means perhaps there will be an upswing in all things personal and professional. Let’s hope. […]

  On Saturday, Sept. 5, the Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Workers’ Dignity, and Middle Tennessee Jobs With Justice staged the Nashville Labor Day Parade, followed by the annual Workers’ Dignity fundraising festival at St. Edward Church on Thompson Lane. The third annual event featured a march that allowed local progressive organizations and labor unions […]

Between shooting for Nashville and newly driving for Uber (gotta buy groceries!), had almost no time last week; apologies. Hoping this week will be less stressful and more forgiving. We’ll see. In the meantime, here’s what’s happening through Thursday in Music City, and one happening is huge: Thursday is Runoff Election Day. TUESDAY, SEPT. 8 […]


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