How cool is this? Nashville’s Workers’ Dignity/Dignidad Obrera is approaching its sixth anniversary. The group will mark the occasion with an annual celebration on May 1. Naturally, fundraising is part of the effort, and the group’s anniversary committee of workers and allies have set a goal of $10,000. And taking on a major role in achieving that goal — […]
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 […]
Last July, Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. “It is a national disgrace that millions of full-time workers are living in poverty and millions more are forced to work two or three jobs just to pay their bills,” Sanders said before an audience of 1,000 striking workers […]
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 […]
Gosh, the end of summer weather has been glorious in Nashville so far. Has anyone heard of spring fever coming in Autumn? How do we muster the seriousness to atone adequately and appropriately? (Yom Kippur starts tonight, y’all.) I am not really sure, but suggest taking a deep breath and venturing forth into the events […]
The next few days should be exciting ones for local liberals and Music City’s peace-and-love set. We have the continued visit of the Nuns on the Bus, the usual prog meetups and activist meetings, bilingual family fun courtesy of Workers’ Dignity, and a big weekend dose of African art and culture. (And don’t forget: Peace […]
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 […]
It looks like we have a busy weekend and Monday on tap in Music City. From a great film premiere at the Belcourt Theater, an opportunity to tell right-wing presidential candidates exactly how you feel, and another chance to Feel the Bern locally, there is plenty on the calendar to keep area libs busy, having fun, learning, and […]
Let’s take a look at what’s up in Blue Nashville this Thursday and Friday. The weather has been dandy this week! Get out and enjoy it while doing activities to better our city, our state, and our nation. And do not forget: Early Voting continues in the quest to elect a new mayor and Metro Council, and satellite polling locations open their doors on Thursday. Get details here. If you haven’t voted yet, do it! (If you can’t do early voting, make sure you cast your ballot on Runoff Election Day, Sept. 10.) If you have, encourage your progressive friends to do their part.
OK, on to the events!