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City Spotlight: Washington DC

An Inside Look at the DC LaborFest

By Michael Messina

The DC LaborFest recently wrapped up in Washington, D.C. where, for the 16th year, folks from  around the world gathered for film and cultural presentations that centered on the world and history of labor. Labor 411 sat down with the event’s creator, Chris Garlock, who gave us the latest on this year’s showing and what DC LaborFest means for the labor movement.

5 Ways to Celebrate the 4th in Washington, D.C.

By Kelly Ross

What better place to spend the 4th of July than in the nation’s capital?  With dozens of great venues and exciting events, visitors and locals alike in Washington, D.C. can celebrate America’s birthday with a bang. Labor 411 has put together a list of the 4th of July must-sees in the D.C. area, and they are all union! Attend one of the following events and ring in Independence Day in the best way possible, by supporting good jobs that pay workers fairly and promote a stronger American middle class!

$15: A Monumental Victory in the Nation’s Capital

By Kelly Ross

On Tuesday, June 21 workers in Washington, D.C. celebrated a monumental victory when lawmakers gave final approval for a $15 minimum wage. A unanimous vote by the D.C. Council puts the city on track to raise the minimum wage from $10.50 an hour to $15 by 2020 in hopes to improve living conditions for the city’s working poor.

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