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On May 1, 1886, Chicago unionists, reformers, socialists, anarchists, and ordinary workers combined to make the city the center of the national movement for an eight-hour day.

This coming May 1, I will be presenting at the opening reception of two great events: the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association’s 2015 Conference, AND MayWorks.
The fun begins at 6 PM at the IBEW Local #77
19415 International Boulevard
SeaTac, WA 98188-5308 206-323-4505

MayWorks is a month-long festival throughout the month of May celebrating labor culture and history in Washington State.  Festival events also focus on working class issues and labor arts such as music, poetry, photography, dance, drama, and the visual arts.

2015 PNLHA Conference May 1-3, 2015 : “Celebrate, Honor, Act”
The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association (PNLHA), founded in 1968, is a non-profit association of trade unionists, students, academics, and others dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of workers in British Columbia, Oregon and Washington.

Come see some amazing pictures and hear some wild stories!

I have been gathering all sorts of documentation to show how working people brought electricity to the Northwest, and then have kept it running.
IBEW #77, the local union that represents many of these workers (since  1897), hired me to write a book about their history. I have, and what a history it is.

Northwest Folklife Festival
SUNDAY, May 26, 5-6 PM
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema

https://elliebelew.com2013northwestfolklifefestival.sched.org/