Deep salary cut demands, which its unions say are unjustified, and a company threat to close down are combining to force members of the 16 unions to plan to strike, if necessary.
At its peak, the National Negro Congress (NNC) included over 3,000 civic, religious, fraternal, labor and community organizations representing millions people.
Stage and screen performers face funding cuts to the arts, chronic low pay and the dearth of black and ethnic minority representation.
"Some people think music drops from heaven. But it doesn't. It takes talented union musicians to make music."
Generally speaking, grassroots labor movements, the Wobblies in particular, don't receive histories on a state-by-state basis.
Ah Pete, I somehow thought you were like the Sequoia
MINNEAPOLIS (PAI) -- Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra, locked out of their jobs for the past year, were devastated by the Oct. 1 resignation of its music director, Osmo Vänskä, who quit when management refused to end the lockout in time for rehearsals for a concert at Carnegie Hall.
The focus though is on the facts, such as the U.S. being the nearly most wealth-unequal country in the world.
Kentucky covers corporate greed, union busting, environmental abuse, and the bonds of workers and family - and those are just the main themes.